CAS in International Competition Law and Compliance

Description

An increase in prosecutions for antitrust violations committed by public authorities and private enterprises has led the courts to impose higher fines and, with growing frequency, even prison sentences. For any responsible entrepreneur, the rules of international competition law must therefore be a constant companion in everyday life.

The most effective measures of protection against the consequences of an antitrust violation are prevention and control. An intelligently structured and efficiently managed compliance program is essential for an international company in today’s economic environment.

At a glance

Qualification: Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Competition Law and Compliance (12 ECTS)

Start: 02.07.2018

Duration: 15 days (2.-13.7.2018 / 11.-13.10.18 / 19.-20.10.18)

Costs: CHF 6,900.00

Location: In July the classes are held in Geneva and on the campus ot the University of Geneva.

In October the classes are held on the campus of the ZHAW School of Management and Law in Winterthur.

Languages of instruction: English, French

"Avec les meilleurs qu’on peut trouver en la matière, ce cours donne une vue claire du droit de la concurrence et des programme de conformité dans une perspective Entreprise-Autorité de concurrence. Bref, du pur esprit de concurrence: performance et équilibre."

M.D., Secrétaire général de la Commission de la Concurrence

Objectives and content

Target audience

The CAS is aimed primarily at managers of companies of any size and any industry who wish to acquire solid technical, procedural, and practical knowledge in the field of antitrust compliance. This includes, in particular:

Objectives

After completing this CAS program, participants will:

Content

Module I: National and International Competition Law

1. Swiss Competition Law

The first part of the module provides participants with a detailed introduction to Swiss competition law:

2. International Competition Law

In the second part of the module, antitrust rules of the European Union and the United States are covered in depth on the basis of case law and case studies. The following points are discussed:

 

Module II: Antitrust-Compliance and Litigation

1. Antitrust Compliance

The second module is more practical, as participants will apply the knowledge acquired in ways that are tailored to their individual needs:

2. Litigation Management and Litigation PR

This module focuses on the areas of litigation PR and litigation management. The conditions and the dos and don’ts are illustrated using case studies. The program also includes:

Methodology

The CAS consists of two constituent modules. The training program is designed to be richly diverse and includes various activities, such as:

Classes

The instructors teach in English and French.

Enquiries and contact

Provider

Instructors

Marc Barennes, attorney-at-law

General Court of the European Union (référendaire),

Luxembourg

 

Amadou Dieng

Commission de l’Union Economique et Monétaire

( Directeur ), Ouest Africaine ( UEMOA )

 

Prof. Blaise Carron, LL.M., attorney-at-law

University of Neuchâtel, AGON Partners (Counsel)

 

Prof. Simon Evenett

University of St. Gallen – previously:

University of Oxford, UK Competition Commission

 

Kinga Frater

Autoneum Holding AG (Head Legal & Compliance)

 

António Ferreira Gomes

OECD (Head Competition Division) – previously:

Portuguese Competition Authority (President)

 

Dominique Guex, LL.M., attorney-at-law

Bourgeois Avocats SA – previously: Antitrust Consultant,

Washington DC

 

Jay L. Himes, attorney-at-law

Labaton Sucharow LLP ( Partner ) – previously:

New York State Attorney General’s Office

 

Scott Hammond, attorney-at-law

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP ( Partner ) – previously: U.S.

Department of Justice ( Deputy Assistant Attorney General )

 

Prof. Frédéric Jenny

OECD Competition Law and Policy Committee

( Chairman ) – previously:

French Competition Authority ( Vice President )

 

Susan Jones, attorney-at-law

Novartis ( Head of Corporate Legal Antitrust )

 

Dr. Boris Kasten, LL.M., attorney-at-law

Schindler Management AG ( Head of Competition Law )

 

Prof. William E. Kovacic

George Washington University – previously:

Federal Trade Commission ( Chairman )

 

Dr. Daniel Kraus, LL.-M., attorney-at-law

University of Neuchâtel, Swiss Patent Court

 

Prof. Patrick Krauskopf, LL.M., attorney-at-law,

ZHAW School of Management and Law,

AGON Partners (Chairman) – previously:

Swiss Competition Commission ( Deputy Director )

 

Prof. Jens Lehne, attorney-at-law

ZHAW School of Management and Law

Prof. Vincent Martenet, LL.M., attorney-at-law

Swiss Competition Commission ( President )

 

Gwenael Muguet-Poullennec

General Court of the European Union ( référendaire ),

Luxembourg

 

Prof. Peter Münch, attorney-at-law

ZHAW School of Management and Law,

Gros & Waltenspühl Attorneys ( Counsel )

 

Eduardo Prieto Kessler

Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia

(Director)

 

Mascha Santschi Kallay

Santschi & Felber JustizKommunikation

 

Katrin Schallenberg, attorney-at-law

Clifford Chance, Paris

 

Dr. Olivier Schaller, LL.M.

Swiss Competition Commission ( Deputy Director )

 

Dr. Claudia Seitz, M.A., attorney-at-law

University of Basel, Seitz & Riemer Attorneys ( Partner ) –

previously: Syngenta ( Counsel )

 

Dominique Speekenbrink

ABB Group (Head Antitrust Practice Group)

 

Prof. Walter Stoffel, LL.M., attorney-at-law

University of Fribourg – previously: Swiss Competition

Commission ( President )

 

Johannes Stampfer, attorney-at-law

Competition Law & Commercial Legal Director

 

Sarah Subrémon,

French Competition Authority (Deputy

Head of Legal Service)

 

Yuriy Terentyev

Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (Chairman)

 

Dr. Theodor Thanner

Austrian Federal Competition Authority ( General Director )

– previously: Federal Ministry of the Interior

 

Andrey Tsyganov

Federal Antimonopoly Service Russia (Deputy Head)

 

Dr. Herbert Wohlmann, attorney-at-law

Baker & McKenzie ( Consultant ), Zurich – previously:

Clariant ( General Counsel )

 

Susanne Zühlke, LL-M., attorney-at-law

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Partner)

Offered in cooperation with

NYSBA - New York State Bar Association

UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Application

Admission

The CAS is aimed at university graduates. Qualified candidates without a university degree, but with relevant working experience or equivalent qualifications, may also apply. Candidates’ full applications will be processed upon receipt.

General terms and conditions

Conditions

Starting dates and application

Start Application deadline  
02.07.2018 on request Application

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