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Antitrust Texas
September 2023
Houston, TX

September 2023
Houston, TX

ANTITRUST TEXAS 2022

Join us in Houston as local in-house counsel take center stage and face up to the current Antitrust challenges.

5.50 MCLE Hours & 1.0 ETHICS Hours - The State Bar of Texas.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2022!

To register your interest for the 2023 Antitrust Texas conference, download the 2022 brochure here.

ANTITRUST TEXAS 2022 AT A GLANCE:

In-House Center Stage

Antitrust Texas has created a regional platform for in-house counsel to share best practice as well as the challenges they face

  • Speakers and attendees represent Texas’ most important industries and leading organizations
  • Connect with local and national in-house antitrust experts
  • Plenty of breaks and socials ensure you have the opportunity to get to know everyone

The Outlook for US Antirust

Listen to experts as they analyse what reform will look like and how enforcement priorities could shift

  • The new Administration – updates on potential reform / shifting enforcement priorities
  • Target industry sectors – real and imagined
  • The coming clash between “new” enforcement and “old” jurisprudence – consumer welfare and alternative standards
  • FTC developments – FTC Act 5, competition rulemaking, industry bans
  • Proposed legislation and likelihood of enactment – will Congress follow through?
  • Expectations for criminal enforcement – employment agreements, monopolization

Mergers

Gain practical insights on procedural challenges and learn more about ongoing merger debates 

  • New horizontal merger guidelines
  • New vertical merger guidelines
  • Realistic expectations for tougher remedies
  • Updates around killer acquisitions
  • Implications of a potential review of standards and theories of harm – compulsory licensing, SEPS, IoT
  • Challenges in implementing remedies, potential for retroactive breakups
  • Economic perspectives on the ongoing debates

Keeping Big Tech in Check

Discover how non-tech companies are assessing the competition risks relating to platforms and data

  • Assessing competition risk relating to online platforms managed by tech and non-tech companies
  • Review key developments within the major GAFA cases currently under way
  • Breakups and other remedies threatened for tech companies
  • Key EU and global developments – potential ripple effects into U.S. antitrust
  • Comparing the Digital Markets Act to the American Innovation & Choice Act
  • Tech theories of harm applied to other industries – AI and algorithms, self-preferencing, two-sided markets

Pricing & Distribution Across Key Industries

We explore the key antitrust challenges being faced within oil & gas, consumer products and pharma:

  • Consumer Products and Services
    • Increased hostility to exclusivity clauses and MFNs in commercial contracts/commerce and distribution challenges

  • Pharma
    • Excessive pricing, discounts & rebates/pricing considerations in a post-pandemic world

  • Challenges for Oil, Gas and Chemicals: Antitrust in a Volatile Industry Worldwide
    • State of U.S. and worldwide energy industries

Compliance and Criminal Enforcement: Antitrust in Practice

Learn what constitutes an effective compliance program

  • Best practices for implementing and operating a successful compliance program
  • What is an “effective” competition compliance program for a global company?
  • Compliance program benefits in criminal investigations and enforcement
  • Changes in U.S. criminal prosecution – expansion of criminally-prosecuted conduct, tightening leniency requirements, prosecution of executives, DOJ track record
  • Responsible responses to current major trends – such as employment antitrust issues

Accredited with the State Bar of Texas

5.50

MCLE Hours

1.0

ETHICS Hours

Who Organizes ANTITRUST TEXAS?

A division of Informa PLC,  FTSE100 exhibition and events company, the Comp Law team has been delivering outstanding competition law events across Europe for nearly 30 years. Following our first US Antitrust events in Texas and in California in 2019, we're delighted to be returning for a 4th year.

What makes our events so special? See for yourself...

Our Antitrust Series Every Year:

20+

Events

570+

Speakers

1600+

Attendees

STAND OUT AT ANTITRUST TEXAS

We can tailor specific sponsorship packages to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business . Want to know more?  Contact Enes Duzen on +44 (0) 20 8052 0469 or e-mail Enes.Duzen@informa.com.