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VI Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics

nov 2023

VI Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics

Venue - Lisbon Congress Centre
The AdC is hosting the 6th edition of the Lisbon Conference in 2023, marking it's 20th anniversary

In the context of the commemoration of its 20th anniversary, the Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) – Portuguese Competition Authority has the honor of inviting you to the VI edition of the Lisbon Conference, where renowned national and international specialists in competition law and economics will debate some of the most relevant and trending issues concerning competition policy.
Register to attend the event and be a part of this important milestone in the AdC’s history.

Nuno Cunha Rodrigues

Presidente da Autoridade da Concorrência
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Programme and Speakers

8 November (Wednesday)

Registration (8:30)

Opening session (09:30)
Nuno Cunha Rodrigues, President, Autoridade da Concorrência
Olivier Guersent, Director-General, DG Competition, European Commission (video message)
António Costa Silva, Minister of the Economy and Maritime Affairs

Keynote (10:00)

“The ECN – an example of spontaneous integration”
Marc van der Woude, President, General Court of the European Union

Coffee break (10:30)

Race to AI: getting competition right (11:00)

Moderator: Penelope Papandropoulos, Head of Unit, Data Analysis and Technology, DG Competition, European Commission
Cristina Caffarra, Economist and Competition Expert
Francesco Decarolis, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University
Frédéric Jenny, Chairman, Competition Committee, OECD
Mike Walker, Chief Economic Advisor, UK Competition and Markets Authority

Lunch (12:30)

Recent trends in merger control (14:00)

Moderator: Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Member of the Board, Autoridade da Concorrência
António Ferreira Gomes, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Cani Fernández, President, Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission
John Newman, Deputy Director, US Federal Trade Commission
Patrick Rey, Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics

AdC Competition Policy Award Ceremony (15:30)

Nuno Cunha Rodrigues, President, Autoridade da Concorrência
Frédéric Jenny, Member of the AdC Competition Policy Award Jury
AdC Competition Policy Award Winner

Coffee break (15:45)

Fireside chat - "Reshaping antitrust enforcement? A view from the US FTC Chief Economist" (16:15)
Moderator: Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Member of the Board, Autoridade da Concorrência
Aviv Nevo, Bureau of Economics , US Federal Trade Commission

Recent trends in cartels (16:45)
Moderator: Teresa Moreira, Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD
Elisabetta Iossa, Commissioner, Italian Competition Authority
Gustavo Augusto Freitas de Lima, Commissioner, Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense
Tina Søreide, Director-General, Norwegian Competition Authority

Cocktail (18:15)

9 November (Thursday)

DMA: implementation stage and implications at worldwide, EU and national level (09:00)
Moderator: Giorgio Monti, Professor of Competition Law, Tilburg University
Catherine Batchelor, Director, Digital Markets Unit, UK Competition and Markets Authority
Jacques Crémer, Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics
Lucia Bonova, Chef of Unit, Digital Platforms, Directorate General for Competition,European Commission
Tim Lamb, Head of EMEA Competition & Regulatory, Meta

Keynote “New directions in competition policy: an economics research perspective” (10:30)

Luís Cabral, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics Department, NYU Stern School of Business

Coffee break (11:00)

Exclusionary abuses: from guidance to guidelines (11:30)

Moderator: Miguel Moura e Silva, Member of the Board, Autoridade da Concorrência
Ioannis Lianos, President, Hellenic Competition Commission
Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon
Massimiliano Kadar, Deputy Head of Unit, Antitrust Case Support and Policy, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission
Pascale Déchamps, Deputy General Rapporteur, French Competition Authority

Closing session (13:00)

Nuno Cunha Rodrigues, President, Autoridade da Concorrência

Meeting of the Lusophone Competition Network [in Potuguese] (register here)


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The venue 

The VI Lisbon Conference will take place at the Lisbon Congress Centre, located close to Belém’s historic area.

Entry will take place through the West Entrance, in the square between the Hyatt Regency Lisbon hotel and the Lisbon Congress Centre (Auditoriums VI + VII)


How to get to the Conference

Map coordinates: 38º41'56.0''N 9º11'08.5''W

From Lisbon International Airport, we suggest:

By car  (about 20 minutes)

By bus: 15E, 73B, 201, 714, 720, 727, 732.

By train: Alcântara-Mar station

Next to the Lisbon Congress Centre there are two car parks (not free), with a total capacity of 1100 spaces.


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