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The Pros and Cons of New Tools

The theme of the Pros and Cons 2024 Conference was the Pros and Cons of New Tools. Researchers and experts shared their perspectives on the topic.

Contributors: Martin Peitz, Pauline Kuipers, Georg Boettcher, Caroline Thomas, Ronny Gjendemsjø, Silke Hossenfelder, Helen Ralston-Smith, Daniel Turnbull, Eva Edwardsson, Evelin Pärn-Lee, Richard Whish, Jens Munk Plum, Alma Hemberg, Elin Moen, Karl Lundvall, Martin Coleman, Rikard Jermsten.  

Topics and summary of the conference:

Keynote address: “75 years of UK experience – old tool, new contexts”

Martin Coleman, Non-Executive Director and Panel Chair, Competition and Markets Authority

You can read Martin Coleman's keynote speech on the United Kingdom's government website. 

Panel 1: Is there a Regulatory Gap? Is a New Tool the solution?

Martin Peitz, Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim
Georg Boettcher, Chief Competition Counsel, Siemens AG
Elin Moen, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Bahr
Jens Munk Plum, Partner, Kromann Reumert
Moderator: Evelin Pärn-Lee, Director General, Estonian Competition Authority

  • Summary

Recording from panel 1


Panel 2: The UK Experience

Daniel Turnbull, Senior Director, Competition and Markets Authority
Helen Ralston-Smith, Partner, Economist, Oxera
Joshua Sherer, Deputy General Counsel, HSBC Holdings Plc
Caroline Thomas, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Moderator: Richard Whish, Emeritus Professor of Law, King’s College London

  • Summary

Recording from panel 2

Panel 3: The Optimal Design of a New Tool

Ronny Gjendemsjø, Professor of Law, University of Bergen
Stefan Sagebro, Director of Industrial Policy, Competition and State Aid Law, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Pauline Kuipers, Partner, Bird & Bird, Netherlands
Silke Hossenfelder, Head of General Policy Division of the German Bundeskartellamt
Moderator: Eva Edwardsson, Judge at the Patent and Market Court of Appeal in Stockholm

  • Summary

Recording from panel 3