Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.10, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

International online distribution issues - Part I
Room C4.10, Convention Centre, Level 4

Committee(s)

Antitrust Section (Lead)
Communications Law Committee (Lead)

Description

This panel will explore issues arising in the online distribution of goods and digital content around the world. The panel will discuss issues such as territorial restraints (export bans and exclusive distribution with a focus on cross-regional issues, eg, a US website not selling to Australian consumers), geoblocking (including the European Commission’s e-commerce enquiry and initiatives in this area) and resale price maintenance (minimum advertised prices, platforms and pricing, sales on app stores). The panel will begin with a keynote speech by Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director-General for Antitrust at the Directorate-General Competition of the European Commission, on the European Commission's recent e-commerce inquiry report.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Brussels, Belgium; Working Group Coordinator, Antitrust Section
Anne Vallery WilmerHale, Brussels, Belgium; Co-Chair, Communications Law Committee

Speakers

Alexander Birnstiel LL.M. Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer, Munich, Germany
Angela Flannery Holding Redlich, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Tsuyoshi Ikeda Ikeda & Someya, Tokyo, Japan; Asia Pacific Region Liaison Officer, Antitrust Section
Cecilio Madero Villarejo European Commission - DG Competition, Brussels, Belgium
David Mamane Schellenberg Wittmer, Zürich, Switzerland
Neil Oxford Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, New York, USA