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Competition Forum
Major Developments on the Philippine Competition Law

21 February 2018 | 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM | New World Makati Hotel
Members: Php 2,000 | Non-members and Walk-ins: Php 2,500

The European business community recognizes the importance of a competitive market which encourages efficiency and innovation, prompting businesses to provide a broad range of high quality goods and services at more competitive prices for Filipino consumers.

With this in mind, ECCP, together with the EU-Philippines Business Network, is organizing its Competition Forum on 21 February 2018, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM at New World Makati Hotel. This Forum will focus on major developments in the country’s Competition Law such as the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) on enforcement and merger procedure.

Do not miss the chance to learn from the Philippine Competition Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, as well as EU and local experts on competition law!




For more event details or other inquiries, please contact Ms. Elena Tabbu at elena.tabbu@epbn.ph or (632) 832 8121 to 22 or 845 1324.

Feb 21, 2018

7:30 AM - 2 PM

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Agenda

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration
    8:30 AM - 8:35 AMWelcome Remarks
    8:35 AM - 8:45 AMOpening Message
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AMKeynote Speech
    9:05 AM - 9:30 AMSession 1
    Enforcement Rules of Procedures

    With the end of the two-year transitory period under the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), the Commission will now fully implement the PCA, including the prohibitions against anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance, and enforce penalties for violations of the PCA. Listen to QT Dispute Resolution Partner Mia Imperial as she discusses the rules that apply to investigations, hearings, and proceedings of the Commission.
    9:30 AM - 9:55 AMSession 2
    Merger Procedures

    The enactment of the Merger Rules presents a more comprehensive procedural framework for the review of M&A transactions, and signals a move towards conformity with the approach to merger review in other jurisdictions with more mature antitrust regimes. Learn more about the Merger Rules as QT Corporate & Commercial Partner Christina Macasaet-Acaban discusses how the significant changes in the notification process, and how they impact M&A transactions.
    9:55 AM - 10:10 AMQuestion and Answer
    10:10 AM - 10:20 AMCoffee Break
    10:20 AM - 11:20 AMPanel Discussion
    Understand how the PCC is tackling enforcement after the expiration of the transition period, including priorities and trends in dealing with anticompetitive agreements, dominance, and other areas. Listen to how companies are reacting and preparing for this new phase in Philippine competition laws.

    Moderated by:
    Atty. Alain Charles Veloso, Partner, Quisumbing Torres

    Panel Members:
    • Philippine Competition Commission Chair Arsenio Balisacan
    • William Brown, Director for Knowledge Management – Antitrust & Competition, Baker McKenzie
    • Melissa Healy, Partner, Baker McKenzie
    • Atty. Mia Imperial, Partner, Quisumbing Torres
    • Industry association representative
    11:20 AM - 11:30 AMClosing Remarks
    11:30 AM - 1 PMNetworking Lunch

Speakers

  • Arsenio Balisacan (Chairperson at Philippine Competition Commission)

    Arsenio Balisacan

    Chairperson at Philippine Competition Commission

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  • Franz Jessen (Head of the Delegation at Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines)

    Franz Jessen

    Head of the Delegation at Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines

  • Guenter Taus (Steering Committee Chairman at EPBN)

    Guenter Taus

    Steering Committee Chairman at EPBN

  • Atty. Mia Carmela Imperial (Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Quisumbing Torres)

    Atty. Mia Carmela Imperial

    Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Quisumbing Torres

  • Atty. Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban (Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group at Quisumbing Torres)

    Atty. Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban

    Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group at Quisumbing Torres

  • Atty. Alain Charles Veloso (Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group at Quisumbing Torres)

    Atty. Alain Charles Veloso

    Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group at Quisumbing Torres

  • William Brown (Director of Knowledge Management, Antitrust & Competition at Baker McKenzie)

    William Brown

    Director of Knowledge Management, Antitrust & Competition at Baker McKenzie

  • Melissa Healy (Competition Law Specialist at Baker McKenzie)

    Melissa Healy

    Competition Law Specialist at Baker McKenzie

Documents

ECCP-EPBN-QT Competition Forum 2018_v3.pdf

Tickets

Member
Standard Price ₱2,000
Door Price ₱2,000
Non-member
Standard Price ₱2,500
Door Price ₱2,500
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