WELCOME

Dear ICN Delegates,

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) is honored to host the 2019 International Competition Network (ICN) Cartel Workshop from October 7 to 10, at the Wish Resort in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

The theme of the workshop is “Cartels in the Age of Data-Driven Economy” and it will focus on the paradoxical impact of data on cartels since it can be used to facilitate collusion and also help agencies to detect cartels. Some of the topics that will be discussed at the event are: delineation of cartel activities in a changing business environment; challenges and information management for data-driven markets; antitrust liability for software-based infringements; intelligence and screening tools; effective leniency and evidence assessment in the digital era; due process and cooperation tools.

As in the past editions, the 2019 ICN Cartel Workshop will focus on practical issues of cartel enforcement, encouraging experience sharing and dynamic debates among its participants. In addition to representatives of ICN member agencies and Non-Governmental Advisors (NGAs) are invited to participate in the Workshop.

CADE looks forward to welcoming ICN members from around the world to Foz do Iguaçu in the South American spring of 2019, in the week on which Brazil celebrates the national day on fighting cartels.

Alexandre Barreto
President of Administrative Council for Economic Defense

 

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AGENDA



 17:00 - 18:00

Early Registration

 19:00 - 21:00

Cocktail Reception

Location TBD

 08:00 - 08:45

Registration

 08:45 - 09:00

Opening Remarks

Cataratas Room

 09:00 - 10:15

Plenary Session 1:

Delineation of cartel activities in a changing business environment

The "digital revolution” brought meaningful changes in our lives, including the way we do business. In this new business model innovation as a competitive parameter and the assurance of interoperability between different “digital systems” have gained an increased importance. Cooperation between firms have also gained a different meaning since collection and sharing of data may be a necessary feature of doing business and engaging with partners in both horizontal and vertical settings. In this session, the panelists are encouraged to explore the limits of this inter-firm cooperation that could create or maintain a cartel from three different angles: the delineation of data sharing arrangements; inter-firm cooperation driven by technological aspects; and the relation between cooperation and intellectual property.

- Mr. Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo (Moderator) – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)
- Mr. Andrey Tenishev – Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service Head of the Anti-Cartels Department
- Ms. Margarida Matos – Portugal Competition Authority President
- Mr. Stanislas Martin – Autorité de la concurrence General Rapporteur

Cataratas Room

 10:15 - 10:45

Break

 10:45 - 12:00

Mini Plenary 1:

Challenges and information management for data driven markets

An extensive share of the commercial exchanges that take place in society is increasingly moving from traditional economy to online platforms. Observed or inferred, data has become a valuable intangible asset that is often used as a major input for price-setting systems. Furthermore, behavior of internet-based companies has far-reaching consequences that surpass the economic dimension. Panelists will discuss policy tools and strategies to define comprehensive governance of online markets aiming to effectively-protect fundamental values of competition and fair trade.
- Mr. Makgale Mohlala (Moderator) – Competition Commission of South Africa Team Leader on Cartels Investigations
- Ms. Charlotte Ho – Hong Kong Competition Commission Manager I (Operations)
- Mr. Marc Hansen – DG COMP NGA, Latham & Watkins Solicitor
- Mr. Michele Pacillo – Italian Competition Authority Officer for International Affairs

Cataratas Room


Mini Plenary 2:

Restrictions of competition "by object" and cartel investigations: burden of proof

The three classical “by object/per se” restrictions in agreements between competitors are price-fixing, output limitation and sharing of geographical markets or products and services. With the evolution of the corporative compliance standards and the increase of antitrust enforcement cases, it becomes imperative to shed some light on conducts that do not fit exactly with the previously-accumulated experience on the subject, such as information sharing, buying interest groups, conducts carried out by software systems, among others. In this context, the discussion on whose shoulders the burden of proof should fall is critical. Panelist will discuss the burden of proof regarding competition restrictions “by object/per se”, by sharing their expertise on this kind of modern behavior.
- Mr. Umberto Berkani (Moderator) – Autorité de la Concurrence Head of one of the Antitrust Units
- Ms. Beyza Erbayat – Turkish Competition Authority Competition Expert
- Ms. Colette McGuigan – Ireland Competition & Consumer Protection Commission Criminal Enforcement Deputy Director
- Ms. Isabel López Gálvez – Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition Deputy Director Cartels and Leniency

Naipi Room

 12:00 - 13:15

Lunch Break

 13:45 - 14:30

Breakout Session 1:

Wage-fixing, no poaching and restrictive labor market practices

Historically, antitrust enforcement has rarely been invoked to target employment relationships and potential restraints based on their anticompetitive effects in the labor-market. In recent years, competition authorities around the world have been analyzing and sanctioning conducts such as wage-fixing, no-poaching and other labor restrictive practices. This session will share experiences and methodologies on how to analyze anticompetitive conducts in the labor market, like wage-fixing, no-poaching and labor-data sharing and address how to face them from the antitrust perspective.
- Mr. Carlos Ragazzo (Moderator) – CADE NGA, Getúlio Vargas Foundation School of Law Associate Professor
- Mr. Daniel García-Zarza Martínez Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition Cartels and Leniency Unit
- Mr. Edward Yiu – Hong Kong Competition Commission Manager (Operations)
- Mr. Francisco Téllez – Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) Director General for Cartels

Tarobá Room


Breakout Session 2:

Antitrust liability for software-based infringements

The software industry is widely known as a powerful thrust for innovation. However, the fact that software markets are dynamic and complex does not exempt them from complying with antitrust policies. A per se engagement in a cartel offense, however, usually demands a “voluntary” aspect that could be difficult to find in the context of coordinated artificial intelligence systems and algorithms. This session will discuss the requirements and framework to hold economic agents accountable for software-based infringements.
- Mr. Joost van Zwet (Moderator) – Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets Senior Strategy Advisor
- Ms. Jacklin Lem – US Department of Justice Assistant Chief
- Ms. Lucilia Falsarella-Pereira – UK Competition and Markets Authority Director - Cartel and Antitrust Enforcement
- Ms. Sofia Vasileiou – Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission Case handler

Naipi Room


Breakout Session 3:

Information sharing cartels: theories of harm, international background, requirements and limits

Information exchanges among competitors can increase transparency in a given market and lead to efficiency-enhancing benefits. However, it may also present competition risks given that detailed knowledge about competitors can reduce the magnitude of competition. The challenge for competition enforcers is to define whether and how information-sharing processes have adverse effects on markets. Based on a simulation of interview, this session will deal with the topic of information-sharing cartels under the umbrella of theories of harm, by presenting how various jurisdiction have dealt with the subject.
- Mr. Subrata Bhattacharjee (Moderator) – Canada CB NGA
- Mr. Alden Caribé de Sousa – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Head of Leniency Unit
- Mr. Gonaçlo Anastácio – Portugal Competition Authority NGA
- Mr. Maanda Lambani – Competition Commission of South Africa Investigator

Guaíra Room

 14:30 - 15:00

Break

 15:00 - 16:15

Plenary Session 2:

Intelligence and Screening Tools

Investigating cartels has always been a demanding task. Often market conspiracies use deceptive means to mask their real interests. The world of data-driven technology, however, can be an ally of competition authorities to discover what has been hidden. Some databases, algorithms, and knowledge about social patterns can provide valuable clues to unveil useful information. In order to accomplish this objective, skilled and experienced investigators will share their knowledge on the subject with the audience.
- Mr. Diogo Thomson de Andrade (Moderator) – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Deputy Superintendent
- Mr. Calvin Shivers – US Federal Bureau of Investigation CID Deputy Assistant Director
- Mr. Hylke de Vriend – Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets
- Ms. Reiko Aoki – Japan Fair Trade CommissionCommissioner

Cataratas Room

 16:15 - 17:30

Mini Plenary 3:

Reliable evidence gathering in the digital era and the increasing role of civil society

One crucial step to dismantle cartels is the gathering of evidence. This task takes a different dimension in the digital era. Information is not only more accessible but sometimes the data-analysis can be overwhelming. Furthermore, all this information poses the questions of how to obtain it and its reliability. In this session, panelists will discuss how competition authorities are dealing with this issues and the role of civil society institutions in providing reliable information about cartels, using information gathered by the authorities in private damage claims in order to build comprehensive cases that respect due process and the limits of privacy.
- Ms. Naoko Teranishi (Moderator) – Japan Fair Trade Commission Director of Fair Competition Inspection Office, Investigation Bureau
- Mr. Caio Mário Pereira Neto – CADE NGA, Pereira Neto, Macedo Advogados Partner/Lawyer
- Mr. Fernando Carreño – COFECE NGA, Von Wobeser y Sierra Partner
- Mr. Mark Rosman – US DOJ NGA, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Partner

Cataratas Room


Mini Plenary 4:

Potential, Limits and Risks of Surveillance, Infiltration and Whistleblowers in Cartel Probes

Surveillance, infiltration and whistleblowers can be powerful mechanisms of cracking down cartels in some jurisdictions. Carry on these measures, however, involves some inherent risks that often demand great expertise. Panelists will discuss the use and effectiveness of such tools as well as their potential to prove the existence of cartels.
- Mr. Devon Mahoney (Moderator) – US DOJ NGA, Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Partner
- Ms. Ann Salvatore – Canada Competition Bureau Deputy Commissioner, Cartels Directorate
- Mr. Haim Arbiv – Israel Competition Authority Director of the Investigations Department
- Ms. Maureen Banda-Mwanza – Zambia, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs

Naipi Room

 19:00 - 21:00

Special Dinner

Location TBD

 09:00 - 10:15

Breakout Session 4:

Modern and innovative tools for detecting and analyzing cartel conduct

Analyzing economic transactions is a challenging burden for competition authorities. Delegate the load to automated systems becomes necessary for matching the need for oversight of economic agents. This panel will explore the nuances of different types of automated tools that are helping cartel evidence assessment around the world. Automated detection tools, selected databases, software toolkits, and other mechanisms will enrich the expertise of anti-cartel enforcers.
- Mr. Juan Correa (Moderator) – National Economic Prosecutor of Chile (FNE) Head, Anti-Cartels Division
- Mr. Anders Wiberg – Danish Competition and Consumer Authority Chief Special Advisor
- Mr. Joseph Walser – Ireland Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Deputy Director of Criminal Enforcement & Product Safety
- Mr. Joseph Walser – Ireland Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Deputy Director of Criminal Enforcement & Product Safety

Tarobá Room


Breakout Session 5:

Effective leniency resource management and evidence assessment

The state of the art of cartel detection structures is based on a robust ex-officio structure and a reliable leniency program. We have witnessed the increase use of intelligence and screening tools on the ex-officio investigations is evident However not much has been said about their use for leniency programs. Which of those tools can be used or adapted to speed up investigations originated from leniency applications? How can authority-independent surveys confirm or complement information fragments provided by the applicants? How can information systems enhance leniency programs?
- Mr. Evgeny Bolshakov (Moderator) – FAS Russia NGA, Egorov, Puginskiy, Afanasiev & PartnersPartner
- Mr. Jean-Sebastien Rivard – Canada Competition Bureau Acting Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Cartels Directorate
- Ms. Maria Luisa Tierno Centella – Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission Deputy Head of Unit G1
- Mr. Satoshi Ogawa – Japan Fair Trade Commission NGA, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Lawyer

Naipi Room


Breakout Session 6:

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): best tools for antitrust investigation – Opportunity for practical exercise (using the tools for hypothetical conduct) (AGENCY ONLY)

OSINT is often used to gather information from online public sources. Based on a practical exercise, this panel of enforcers will share lessons learned from techniques, methods and tools that can be used by competition authorities to monitor ongoing trends or a specific online objective that can potentially characterize a cartel conduct.
- Mr. Felipe Leitão Valadares Roquete (Resource person) – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Head of Intelligence Unit
- Mr. Flavio Laina (Resource person) – Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission Head of Unit G5

Guaíra Room

 10:15 - 10:40

Break

 10:40 - 11:10

Show case of the Brain project (Projeto Cérebro) (AGENCY ONLY)

Location TBD

 11:15 - 12:30

Plenary Session 3:

Due Process

Transparency and a fair process are fundamental pillars of a healthy competition enforcement system. Such kinds of processes aim to establish impartial and consistent investigations, as well as providing economic agents with legal certainty and predictability. This session will address the different approaches that different governmental bodies applies on relevant due process topics such as professional privilege, management of confidential information, among others.
- Ms. Despina Pachnou (Moderator) – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Competition Expert
- Mr. Eric Van Ginderachter – Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission Director of Cartels
- Mr. Juan Pablo Herrera Saavedra – Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce Deputy-Superintendent for Competition Protection
- Mr. Sergio López Rodríguez – Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) Head of the Investigative Authority

Cataratas Room

 12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

 14:00 - 15:15

Mini Plenary 5:

Public Procurement: Cooperation between antitrust authorities and other public entities

Bid rigging is one of the most important challenges that competition authorities face since it involves the misuse of public resources directly harming the trust of the population toward the authorities as a whole. One way to address this problem is to involve other law enforcers in the investigative process, since it has been proved that collaboration between competition authorities and other public entities contribute to the improvement of the investigative results. This panel aim to provide insights on how to enhance the relationships between competition authorities and other public entities as a key tool to encourage and enable the reporting of suspected bid-riggings on traditional and digital markets.
- Ms. Mariana Vital (Moderator) – Portuguese Competition Authority Adviser
- Mr. Or Belkin – Israel Competition Authority Criminal Prosecutor
- Ms. Trudie Enks – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Assistant Director, Cartels Branch
- Mr. Yonghee Shin – Korea Fair Trade Commission Director of Bid-rigging Investigations

Cataratas Room


Mini Plenary 6:

Digital Evidence: reliability and due process

Gathering and selecting of reliable and useful information is one of the most valuable skills that authorities can develop in order to enhance their decision-making capabilities. This panel will focus on effective ways to standardize processes regarding resource-management, safekeeping digital and sensitive information and administer electronic evidence, such as to respect due process and promote legal certainty and predictability.
- Mr. Fatih Ciroglu (Moderator) – Turkish Competition Authority Competition Expert
- Mr. Gideon Mokaya – Competition Authority of Kenya Manager, Enforcement and Compliance
- Ms. Paula Azevedo – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Commissioner
- Ms. Sophie Bresny – Autorité de la Concurrence Head of the Inspections Unit

Naipi Room

 15:15 - 15:45

Break

 15:45 - 17:00

Breakout Session 7:

How to foster private enforcement - success stories

An efficient private enforcement system can reduce some of the administrative burden that competition authorities face in cartel investigations and promote a healthy antitrust environment. This panel will address the growth of private damage claims in countries after the introduction of legal provisions for private enforcement, as well as its limitations. It is critical to discuss the mechanisms that have been put forth by competition authorities to offset the disincentives to apply for leniency.
- Ms. Claudia De los Ríos (Moderator) – COFECE NGA, Ledesma y Rodríguez Rivero Partner
- Mr. Marcelo Calliari – CADE NGA, TozziniFreire Advogados Partner
- Ms. Marguerite Sullivan – US DOJ NGA, Latham & Watkins LLP Partner
- Mr. Pascal Hildebrand – DG COMP NGA, European Economic & Marketing ConsultantsConsultant

Tarobá Room


Breakout Session 8:

Effective communication towards the Judiciary – on being persuasive

What are the essential elements of successful communication methods? What are the key practices to foster trust, credibility, and empathy? What is the impact of enhancing communication and influence towards the Judiciary? Participants will discuss the common challenges on the subject and share success stories, emphasizing the key aspects to building a persuasive case.
- Ms. Kalina Tulley (Moderator) – US Department of Justice Chief, Chicago Field Office
- Mr. Eugenio Ruiz-Tagle – National Economic Prosecutor of Chile (FNE) Deputy Chief - Anticartel Division
- Mr. João Carlos Mayer Soares – Brazilian Judiciary Federal Judge
- Mr. Victor Meyer – Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) Executive Director of Cartel Investigation

Naipi Room


Breakout Session 9:

The new ICN Framework on Competition Agency Procedures (CAP) and its relevance for International cartel investigations (TBC)

Based on the ICN’s framework on Competition Agency Procedures, this session will discuss how cartel investigation practices that are built on fundamental principles of fair and effective procedures are essential to perform sound competition law enforcement and how the relevance of the ICN CAP for international cartel investigations.
- Mr. Kazuhiro Hara (Moderator) – Japan Fair Trade Commission Director of Investigation Bureau
- Ms. Jutta Wimmer – Bundeskartellamt Special Unit for Combating Cartels
- Mr. Rob Ghali – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission General Manager - Cartels Branch
- Mr. Ryan Danks – US Department of Justice Chief, Washington Criminal 1 Section

Guaíra Room

 17:05 - 17:50

Side Session:

Lusophone session (It will be carried out in Portuguese)

Tarobá Room

 09:00 - 10:15

Plenary Session 4:

International Cooperation Tools

The global economic landscape of ever more dynamic and transnational markets has incentivized cooperation among competition authorities. This session will address the tools available to build institutional relationships with other competition authorities as a key factor to increase the effectiveness of international cartel investigations. What are the most common setbacks and misunderstandings that competition authorities face, and how they work to overcome them? How the guidelines and recommendations by the ICN and OECD are implemented and how they help to avoid confusion about terminology?
- Mr. Frank Montag (Moderator) – Bundeskartellamt NGA, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Partner
- Ms. Beatriz de Guindos Talavera – Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition
- Ms. Noemy Colin – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Head of the International Unit
- Mr. Richard Powers – US Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement

Cataratas Room

 10:15 - 10:40

Break

 10:45 - 11:55

Breakout Session 10:

Work product of the ICN Cartel WG SG1: “Enhancing Coordination on Leniency Matters”

In the 2019-2020 ICN year, CWG SG1 works on a guidance document, which plans to address key areas of coordination of competition agencies with the two parallel objectives of producing more-effective enforcement and helping to reduce disincentives for leniency applicants. The session intends to showcase the work which has been made in the framework of the project so far and to inspire the participants to provide further input to the finalisation of the guidance document.
- Ms. Leah McCoy (Moderator) – US Department of Justice International Counsel
- Ms. Chris Cook – Canada Competition Bureau Senior Competition Law Office, Cartels Directorate
- Ms. Tímea Pálos – Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission Case Handler

Tarobá Room


Breakout Session 11:

Balancing incentives to leniency applications

Leniency continues to be an important tool for cartel detection. The backbone of any successful leniency program is a predictable and consistent set of incentives. However, the balance of incentives can be delicate: it depends, at least, on the perceived risk of detection, on the current technology and reputation of ex-officio detection, and on the relative severity of consequences and on the expected costs of cooperation. Considering the worldwide decrease in the number of leniency applications and the evolution of criminal, civil and antitrust law around the world, how can be possible to overcome individual and company incentives in favor of cooperation through leniency program?
- Mr. Kris Van Hove (Moderator) – DG COMP NGA, Van Bael & Bellis Partner
- Ms. Candice Lee – Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore Deputy Director/Legal and Enforcement
- Mr. Howard Cartlidge – UK Competition and Markets Authority Senior Director for Cartels
- Mr. Mário Marques Mendes – Portugal Competition Authority NGA

Naipi Room


Breakout Session 12:

Co-existence of different antitrust authority-firm cooperation systems and the impacts on international cartel investigation. (AGENCY-ONLY)

The session will address how different antitrust authority-firm cooperation systems can impact international cartel investigations and which incentives and solutions may be bring a more balanced and healthy co-existence between them.
- Mr. Esteban Greco (Moderator) – Argentina Competition Authority President
- Mr. Anton Teslenko – Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service Deputy Head of the Anti-Cartel Department
- Ms. Ayako Tanaka – Japan Fair Trade Commission Official at the International Affairs Division
- Mr. Ravvi Augusto Madruga – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Head of Unit

Guaíra Room

 12:00 - 12:15

Cartel Working Group Work Plan and Next Steps

Cataratas Room

 12:15 - 12:30

Summary and Closing Remarks

Cataratas Room

 12:30

Social Events and Tours

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Speakers

Mr. Alexandre Barreto de Souza

Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) President

Alexandre Barreto de Souza is CADE’s President since 2017. He holds a master degree in management and a specialization in Public Management. He already worked at the Federal Senate, the Secretariat of Federal Revenue of Brazil, the National Treasury Secretariat and the Federal Court of Accounts. He has more than 25 years of experience in the public sector and has great expertise in procedural reform, fraud prevention and fight against bid-rigging.

Mr. Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo

(Moderator) – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) General Superintendent

Mr. Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo is the General Superintendent of CADE and Former Commissioner. He also holds a Master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público and is a PhD Student in Economic Law at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). His educational background includes graduate certificates in Law and economy.
He is a visiting scholar and International Fellow of the Global Antitrust Institute and Antonin Scalia Law School – George Mason University in Washington/DC. Since 2006, he has been an Auditor at the Brazilian General Comptroller’s Office, where he also worked as an adviser and chief of staff. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Cities. Currently, he is a professor of Economic Law and Economic Analyses Law of the Escola de Direito de Brasília/IDP and a visiting professor at the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), IBMEC and at the Faculdade de Direito de Vitória (FDV).
He has been invited to be speaker in various events and universities in Brazil and Worldwide such as Harvard Law School, Northwestern University, American Bar Association (ABA), International Bar Association (IBA), Internacional Competition Network (ICN), Global Competition Review (GCR) and Concurrences.

Mr. Andrey Tenishev

– Federal Antimonopoly Service Head of the Anti-Cartels Department

From 1990 to 2003 he works in bureaus of the prosecutor's office.
From 2003 to 2008 he is a deputy at the municipal Deputy Council of Sayanogorsk, a deputy of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Khakassia.
Since 2010, he works at the Federal Antimonopoly Service. Previously occupied the position of deputy head of the Anti-Cartel Department of the FAS Russia.
Since 2013 – head of the Anti-Cartel Department of the FAS Russia.
A member of the Presidium of the Federal Antimonopoly Service since 2017.
Since 2018 - Head of the Competition Law Department of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
He is a co-author of scientific and practical comments on the Law on the Protection of Competition, as well as an author of scientific articles on the problems of competition law, criminal law and the process.
He is a member of the editorial boards of scientific and practical journals.
Merited Worker of the Antimonopoly Authorities of Russia.

Ms. Margarida Matos

Portugal Competition Authority President

Mr. Stanislas Martin

Autorité de la concurrence General Rapporteur

Stanislas MARTIN was appointed Rapporteur Général de l’Autorité de la Concurrence (Head of Investigations Unit of the French Competition Authority) in March 2017.
He was previously Deputy Head of the Directorate-General for Competition and Consumer Protection in Department of Finance, from 2010 to 2017. He was Deputy Rapporteur-General at the French Competition Authority in 2009-2010, and a competition lawyer (Clifford Chance, Paris) from 2006 to 2009. He previously was in charge of competition issues at the French Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (2004-2005).
Stanislas Martin is graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) in 1990 and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA - Promotion Cyrano-de-Bergerac, 1997-1999). He served in French Navy from 1990 to 1996 as Commissaire de la Marine (Supply Officer of the Navy).

Mr. Makgale Mohlala

(Moderator) – Competition Commission of South Africa Team Leader on Cartels Investigations

Makgale Mohlala joined the Competition Commission of South Africa in 2000. He is currently Manager of the Cartels Division. The Cartels Division is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cartels cases and the administration of the Competition Commission’s (“Commission”) Corporate Leniency Policy.
Makgale Mohlala is credited for the establishment of the Cartels Division of the Competition Commission. He led teams of investigators in some of the high profile cases investigated by the Commission such as the Cement Cartel investigation, the Construction sector cartel and the shipping liners cartel. He is currently leading a team that is prosecuting the forex cartel in South Africa. He is also leading a team of investigators investigating the automotive components cartel.
Makgale Mohlala has a bachelor’s degree in Law (B Proc.) from University of Pretoria and Master’s Degree in Corporate Law (LLM) from the University of Pretoria

Ms. Charlotte Ho

Hong Kong Competition Commission Manager I (Operations)

Mr. Marc Hansen

– DG COMP NGA, Latham & Watkins Solicitor Head of Cartels Division

Mr. Hansen has represented clients in numerous cartel cases and acts as global lead counsel in multi-jurisdictional investigations by US, EU, Japanese, Canadian, Australian, South African, Brazilian, Indian, Chinese and other enforcement authorities. He has advised clients in the most complex EU cartel cases of recent years, including Professional Video Tapes, Automotive Wire Harnesses, Prestressing Steel, Air Cargo, Diesel Engines, Smart Card Semiconductors, High Voltage Power Cables, Battery Recycling, Foreign Exchange Trading, Industrial Batteries and several of the Automotive Components cases.
Mr. Hansen serves on the Non-Governmental Advisor Panel of the intergovernmental International Competition Network (ICN) and has been a speaker at proceedings of ICN and the ICN Cartel Working Group at various events since 2008, including at the Madrid and Ottawa sessions in 2016 and 2017, where he spoke on leniency incentives in multi-jurisdictional enforcement and on algorithmic cartels. He is a frequent speaker and author of articles on competition law, and serves as co-chair of consultative group of the European Competition Lawyers Forum (ECLF) on the Horizontal Guidelines review, and previously co-chaired the ECLF group on and Leniency Incentives.

Mr. Michele Pacillo

Italy, Italian Competition Authority Officer for International Affairs

Mr Michele Pacillo is an official for international antirust affairs at the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) since 2014.
He is responsible for the AGCM participation in multilateral organizations (e.g., ECN, OCED and ICN), as well as bilateral cooperation with other competition agencies.
He also gained experience in capacity building activities and knowledge of the challenges for younger competition authorities.
Before joining the AGCM, he worked at the Irish Competition Authority in the merger division and in the policy division.
He also worked in consultancy companies active in the media and energy sectors, dealing with clients and managing projects.
He graduated in Economics from Bocconi University, Italy, and holds a MSc in Economics from University of York, England, and a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King's College, London.

Mr. Umberto Berkani

(Moderator) – Autorité de la Concurrence Head of one of the Antitrust Units

Ms. Beyza Erbayat

Turkish Competition Authority Competition Expert

Beyza Erbayat is a Competition Expert at the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA). She holds a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the University of Birmingham and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Middle East Technical University (Ankara). After working for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she joined TCA in 2013. She handles cases and carries out other duties such as drafting secondary regulation and market studies. After a year on secondment to OECD Competition Division, she currently works for External Relations, Training and Competition Advocacy Department of the TCA.

Ms. Colette McGuigan

– Ireland Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Criminal Enforcement Deputy Director

Ms. Isabel López Gálvez

Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition Commission Deputy Director Cartels and Leniency

Mr. Carlos Ragazzo

(Moderator) – CADE NGA, Getúlio Vargas Foundation School of Law Associate Professor

Mr. Daniel García-Zarza Martínez

Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition Cartels and Leniency Unit

November 2018/… Deputy Head / Cartels and Leniency Unit / Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC)
Handling of leniency applications and cartel cases.
May 2015/October 2018 Case Handler / Services Unit / Spanish Competition Authority
Investigation of anticompetitive practices and merger control in the services sector (special focus on port services, transport, retail, sports, insurance and bank services).
August 2010/Feb. 2015 Head of Advertising / Spanish Tourism Board (TURESPAÑA)
May 2009/July 2010 Advisor to the Vice-Minister / Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Nov. 2007/April 2009 Advisor on International Affairs / Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade
July 2002/July 2003 Spanish Chamber of Commerce (Casablanca, Morocco)
July 2001/March 2002 European Documentation Center-Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)
July 2000/Dec. 2000 European Council on Refugees and Exiles – ECRE (Brussels)

Mr. Edward Yiu

Hong Kong Competition Commission Manager (Operations)

I currently work at the Hong Kong Competition Commission (“HKCC”) as Manager in the Operations Division. My investigation team is responsible for investigating cases concerning both cartel matters and unilateral conducts. Since joining the HKCC, I have been part of a number of large cartel investigations involving multiple parties in various industries. In addition to conducting investigations, I am also part of the intelligence team within our division. This role involves the initial assessment of complaints and enquiries from public in respect of suspected contraventions.
I am a qualified solicitor with work experience practising in the public sectors of Hong Kong and Australia. Prior to joining the HKCC, I worked as a dispute resolution lawyer for the Department of Justice of Hong Kong and before that the Australian Government.

Mr. Joost van Zwet

(Moderator) – Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets Senior Strategy Advisor

Joost van Zwet has been working within the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) and its predecessors since 2007. Joost is a graduate of Tilburg University (MSc Economics). From 2007 until 2012, Joost has worked as a researcher within the Competition Department’s Financial Sector Monitor. From 2012 until June 2018 he worked as project manager in the field of Telecommunications regulation. In June 2018 Joost joined ACM’s strategy department where he coordinates ACM’s international activities and advises the board of ACM.

Mr. Francisco Téllez

Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) Director General for Cartels

Ms. Jacklin Lem

US Department of Justice Assistant Chief

Ms. Lucilia Falsarella-Pereira

UK, Competition and Markets Authority Director - Cartel and Antitrust Enforcement

Lucília Falsarella Pereira is a Director of Cartel Enforcement at the CMA. In this role, she has led a number of civil cartel investigations and has been heavily involved in the CMA’s policy work on cartels and leniency. Lucília spent two and a half years seconded to HM Treasury, advising ministers on competition law and policy during the financial crisis and its aftermath. Lucília joined the CMA from the OFT, where she dealt with a wide range of matters, including leading on a markets project and working on merger control. Prior to the OFT, Lucília worked at the European Commission (DG Competition), and as a lawyer in private practice in Brazil.

Ms. Sofia Vasileiou

– Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission Case handler

Sofia Vasileiou works as a case-handler in the Cartels Directorate of the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission since April 2011. She has investigated several cartel cases in different industries (e.g. automotive, retail food packaging, steel abrasives and other) and has assisted the European Commission’s Legal Service in defending the Commission’s cartel decisions before the EU Courts. She also actively participates in the ICN Cartel Working Group. Previously, she worked for nine years as a competition law expert and acting head of unit in the legal service of the Greek Competition Authority, where she dealt with antitrust and merger cases in various industries and represented the service in the European Commission, the EU Council and in the OECD. Sofia studied law in Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law) and has a postgraduate degree in EU Law (Europa-Institut, Saarbrücken, Germany) and an LLM in International Commerce Law and Investment Practices (Panteion University of Athens). She is a lawyer, member of the Athens Bar Association.

Mr. Subrata Bhattacharjee

(Moderator) – Canada CB NGA

Mr. Alden Caribé de Sousa

Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Head of Leniency Unit

Mr. Gonaçlo Anastácio

Portugal Competition Authority NGA

Partner and Head of the EU & Competition Department at SRS Advogados (Lisbon, Portugal). Gonçalo is a regular speaker at international and domestic conferences on Competition Law; President of the Competition Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce – ICC Portugal; consistently ranked in the top bands for Competition Law in Portugal by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500; member and co-founder of the Portuguese Circle of Competition Lawyers; and was a Partner at Simmons & Simmons (in whose London office he previously worked). Gonçalo graduated from the University of Coimbra, has a Post-Graduate in European Studies from the Collège des Hautes Études Européennes, la Sorbonne (Paris I) and a Master in EU Law from the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon University, where he lectured on EU and Competition Law. He has authored many works on anti-trust and also co-edited reference works including an article-by-article commentary on the European Treaties and an article-by-article commentary on Portuguese Competition Law

Mr. Maanda Lambani

Competition Commission of South Africa Investigator

Mr. Diogo Thomson de Andrade

(Moderator) – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Deputy Superintendent

Diogo Thomson de Andrade. Master of Law (Law´s philosophy). He is the Deputy Superintendent of CADE since 2012, being the head of cartels investigations since 2011, when he was Director at the former competition authority, the Secretariat of Economic Law of the Ministry of Justice. He serves as Acting General Superintendent of CADE between july and October of 2017. He´s a Brazilian federal attorney since 2004.

Mr. Calvin Shivers

US Federal Bureau of Investigation CID Deputy Assistant Director

Mr. Hylke de Vriend

Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets Senior Case-Handler - Expert on Cartel Detection

My experience in detecting cartels dates back to October 2008. After receiving my Master of Science in Management Economics and Law, I started as case handler within the Competition Department of the Netherlands Competition Authority (since 2013 the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets). The first nine years within ACM evolve around conducting cartel investigations. Since 2017 I am working for the detection unit within the Competition Department of the ACM, focusing on market explorations and preliminary investigations (leads). Throughout my career I try to get the most out of combining up-to-date screening tools and the more traditional ways for detecting possible infringements.

Ms. Reiko Aoki

Japan Fair Trade Commission Commissioner

Reiko Aoki is Commissioner of Japan Fair Trade Commission and formerly Executive Vice-President (International, IP and Gender Equality) at Kyushu University. She has conducted research and published on economics of patents, patent pools, standards, innovation and intergenerational political economy in academic journals such as Journal of Economics, Management and Strategy and American Economic Review. She has been actively involved in science, technology and innovation policy as Executive Member of Council for Science and Technology Policy, Japanese Cabinet Office 2009-2014. Previous appointments include Member of Science Council of Japan, Member of Industrial Structure Council (METI), Intellectual Property Committee (JPO), its Patent System Subcommittee and its Expert Working Group, and Information and Communications Council (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication) and its subcommittees. She received her Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from University of Tokyo, Master of Arts (Public Policy) from University of Tsukuba, Master of Science (Statistics) and PhD (Economics) from Stanford University. She has held positions at the Ohio State University, SUNY Stony Brook, University of Auckland and Hitotsubashi University. She is vice president of Japan Law and Economics Association and on Executive Board of Japan Economic Association.

Ms. Naoko Teranishi

(Moderator) – Japan Fair Trade Commission Director of Fair Competition Inspection Office, Investigation Bureau

Naoko Teranishi is a director of Fair Competition Inspection Office at the Japan Fair Trade Commission. Previously she worked on ICN-related matters as a deputy director of International Affairs Division and worked as a chief investigator of International Cartel Division to investigate the automotive parts case in Japan. She was also seconded to the OECD Competition Division to work as a competition expert. She graduated from University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law), New York University(Master of Laws), and the University of Chicago (Master of Comparative Law).

Mr. Caio Mário Pereira Neto

CADE NGA, Pereira Neto, Macedo Advogad