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

Wednesday 11 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C4.10, Convention Centre, Level 4


Antitrust Section (Lead)
Communications Law Committee (Lead)


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

Keynote Speakers

Cecilio Madero Villarejo European Commission - DG Competition, Brussels, Belgium


Alexander Birnstiel Noerr, Munich, Germany
Angela Flannery Quay Law Partners, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Tsuyoshi Ikeda Ikeda & Someya, Tokyo, Japan; Asia Pacific Region Liaison Officer, Antitrust Section
David Mamane Schellenberg Wittmer, Zürich, Switzerland
Neil Oxford Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, New York, USA