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Stibbe Annual Competition Law Update

Stibbe Annual Competition Law Update

Stibbe Annual Competition Law Update

20.01.2016

The Stibbe Annual Competition Law Update will take place on 20 January 2016 at the Stibbe Offices in Amsterdam.

In addition to the regular updates provided by Rein Wesseling and Jeroen Kortmann on the main developments in EU and Dutch competition law over the past year, this year's edition features a special guest speaker. Scott Hammond, the former Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, will speak on "Cartel enforcement in Europe and the US: differences in investigative powers, practices and strategies". Mr Hammond's presentation will be followed by a discussion on trends and developments in global antitrust law enforcement.

For more information, please contact us: seminar@stibbe.com.

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