July 19, 2021

Frameworks of Inclusive Competition (Institutional, leadership)

This first Session explores the general discussion surrounding the role Antitrust should play in addressing social issues such as unequal pay, discrimination, unequal access, gender gaps, racial issues, and more. Panelists discussed the role of enforcement agencies in adapting to and supporting the trend towards greater inclusion, the barriers and challenges they face, and the conceptual limits to what Antitrust should – in the views of both proponents and critics of an ‘activist’ approach – or should not consider in practice in order to maintain objectivity.

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Director, Digital Markets Unit, Competition and Markets Authority

Chris PIKE

Partner, Managing Director, FIDERES

Jeanne PRATT

Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch, Competition Bureau Canada

Moderator: Anita BANICEVIC

Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

July 26, 12pm ET

Mechanics & Instruments of Inclusive Policy

The second Session deepens the discussion of possible actions, mechanisms and instruments that antitrust practitioners and regulators can take into account in order to better understand both their own specific issues with inclusive policy, and the steps and specialized tools most likely to address and effectively improve the situation. Given the rapid changes to the global economy, panelists also discussed proposed and possible changes that will help identify and solve the most pressing needs of new, global, and increasingly inclusive markets.

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Senior Consultant, The Brattle Group

Gunnar NIELS

Partner, Oxera


University of Brasilia


Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon

Moderator: Gabrielle KOHLMEIER

Associate General Counsel, Verizon

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