The Competition & Trade task force provides a forum to discuss competition, trade and internal market issues with other topics relevant to the international business environment.

Chair: Bill Batchelor, Baker McKenzie

Vice-chairs: Tillmann Kupfer, BT
                     Willem Vriessendorp, Fipra
                     Alexander Chadd, Slaughter & May

Recent events have covered:

  • The future of antitrust with Theofanis Christoforou, Director, Principal Legal Adviser, Competition & Mergers, Legal Service - European Commission on Pharma on “Where are we after Lundbeck?”;
  • Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU on “CETA and lessons learned for supporters of liberalised trade”;
  • Tommaso Valletti, Chief Competition economist, DG COMP on “Challenges and Opportunities in Competition Law”;
  • Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director General, Antitrust, DG COMP on “The Future of Antitrust”;
  • Thomas Kramler, Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, DG COMP, on “e-Commerce Sector Inquiry - Reflections on the Consultation's Status and Announced Enforcement Actions”;