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Media Alert: Baker Botts Partners Available to Comment on High Tech Antitrust Enforcement


BRUSSELS, 24 August 2016 - On Thursday, 8 September, 2016 Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Practice, together with Concurrences Review, will be hosting its annual Global Antitrust Conference in Brussels.

Leading Baker Botts and industry lawyers, regulators, practitioners and economists will gather to debate the hottest issues in international antitrust enforcement covering Brexit, EU, U.S. and global angles, with a keynote speech by Aindrias Ó Caoimh, Former Judge, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg.

A panel of technology experts, Christian Bongard, Coordinator for the digital economy, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn, Mathew Heim, Vice President and Counsel, Qualcomm, London, Tero Louko, Senior Competition Counsel, Google, Brussels and Jim Kress, Partner, Baker Botts, Washington, D.C, will debate the latest international antitrust developments in the Digital and High Tech Markets. Paul Lugard, Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels, will moderate the discussion.

The following Baker Botts Antitrust experts are available for comment on these and other global Antitrust issues:

  • Steve Weissman, former Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Co-Chair of Baker Botts' Antitrust Practice and panel member
  • Jim Kress, Partner, Washington D.C. and a seasoned antitrust and commercial litigator, with experience in a variety of investigations, litigations and disputes in high technology industries.
  • Paul Lugard, Partner, Brussels and a highly skilled competition lawyer and former Head of Antitrust at Royal Philips Electronics.


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