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Keystone Strategy’s Cristina Caffarra to Host Conference on Antitrust, Regulation & the Political Economy

Cristina Caffarra (Partner, Co-Head of Keystone Europe) is hosting a conference on Antitrust, Regulation & the Political Economy on March 2, 2023.
February 22, 2023   /   3 Minute Read

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BRUSSELS Cristina Caffarra (Partner, Co-Head of Keystone Europe) is hosting a conference on Antitrust, Regulation & the Political Economy on March 2, 2023. The conference will bring together thought leaders from academia, government, agencies, and the courts to discuss the challenges facing policy making and enforcement today. The conference is the top forum for policy discussion on antitrust and regulation.

Among the many notable speakers on the conference programme are Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission), Jonathan Kanter (Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division), and Advocate General Kokott (Court of Justice of the European Union), who will be providing the conference’s three keynotes. The conference website contains the full list of speakers.

The programme for the conference is focused on several of the most pressing issues concerning antitrust regulation today. The topics to be covered include:

  1. Rethinking Industrial Policy, Competition & Consumer Protection in the Global Polycrisis
  2. Expanding the Antitrust Agenda: Do we Need New Law, or Just New Posture?
  3. “Plugging Gaps” in Antitrust Enforcement
  4. Addressing Market Power: The Role of The European Courts
  5. Market Power in a Post-Neoliberal World
  6. New Challenges in Merger Control
  7. Online Harms, AI & Democracy
  8. Making Big Tech Better vs Making it Smaller: Will Antitrust or Regulation Get There First?

Some of the topics will be covered by fireside chats with leading figures in antitrust, including Tim Wu (former Special Advisor on Tech and Competition Policy, White House), Advocate General Kokott, and Olivier Guersent (Director General DG Competition, European Commission).

“The theme of the day is antitrust and the political economy,” Dr. Caffarra said. “We cannot stand still and continue to enforce antitrust as if it is 2006. We are in a different political economy, which means we cannot ignore how the political economy shapes what we need to do. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and to generate ideas that can help to shape the future of competition policy.”

Dr. Caffarra is an expert in the application of modern industrial economics to competition and regulation questions – with a particular focus on digital industries. As Partner and Co-Head of Keystone Europe, she works with both public and private sector clients on matters such as antitrust litigation, merger review, and competition strategy. Keystone is a global advisory firm that offers advice at the intersection of antitrust economics, technology, and strategy. Keystone has an office in London and offices across the United States.

Registration for the conference is open. The conference is free to all and will take place in Brussels at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s hotel. Attendees may also join virtually. For more information on the conference and to register, please visit the conference website.

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