January 12 afternoon (14.00 – 18.30)

Welcoming Remarks:
     François Lévêque (Ecole des Mines)
     Howard Shelanski (University of California at Berkeley).

Opening Speech:
     William E. Kovacic (Commissioner-nominee, FTC).

Session I. – Comparing the US and EU Approaches

First panel: “Distinguished Panel: Judicial Perspectives”

     Hon. Guy Canivet (First President, Cour de Cassation)
     Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg ( Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.)

Second panel: “The View from Practice”

     John Temple Lang (Cleary Gottlieb)
          “Competition Policy and Regulation: Differences, Overlaps, and Constraints”
     William Lake * (Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering)

January 13 morning (9.00 – 13.00)

Opening Speech:
     Philip Lowe (Director General, DG Competition)

Session II. Telecommunications

     Patrick Rey (Université de Toulouse)
          “Competition versus Regulation: An Economic Perspective”
     Tomaso Valleti
          “Market Definitions and Remedies in Mobile Telephony”
     James Speta (Northwestern University Scool of Law)
     Philip Weiser ( University of Colorado School of Law )
     Pierre Larouche ( Tilburg University )
          “The Impact of Constrasting Legal Solutions on the Comparability of EU and US Experiences”

Discussants and chairs:

     Nicolas Curien (Commissioner, ARCEP)
     Pierre-Yves Larrouturou ( General Counsel , France Telecom)
     Arthur Burke (Davis, Polk and Wardwell)

January 13 afternoon (14.30 – 18.00)

Session III. Energy

     François Lévêque (Ecole des mines de Paris) and Jean-Michel Glachant (Paris XI University)
     Richard Gilbert ( University of California , Berkeley )
     William Massey (Covington & Burling, former FERC Commissioner)
     Herbert Ungerer (DG Competition)

Round-Table: Should Network Industries Have Sector-Specific Merger Policy?
Moderator: TBD
With the participation of:

     James Bird* (Senior Counsel, FCC)
     Carles Esteva Mosso (Head of Unit, DG Comp)
     William Kovacic (FTC)
     Pierre-Yves Larrouturou ( General Counsel , France Telecom)
     Howard Shelanski ( University of California , Berkeley )
     Antoine Winckler (Cleary Gottlieb, Brussels)

* = Invited