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THE PARTNERS
OF THE COMPETITION SUMMIT 2013
 
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Premier Cercle
About Premier Cercle™

Premier Cercle™, in association with Managing Intellectual Property and World IP Review, is organizing the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit every two years in Brussels. Since 2004, the IP Summit has become the most-sought after referral event in the field of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, designs and domain names) in Europe. This leading European congress features more than 35 plenary and workshop sessions covering a large variety of topics with speeches delivered by 150 high-level experts in front of more than 550 delegates.
To know more about our activities, please visit www.premiercercle.com

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Norton Rose Fullbright
About Norton Rose Fulbright


Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright  members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.
For more information, please visit www.nortonrosefullbright.com

Latham & Watkins
About Latham & Watkins LLP


With more than 2,000 experienced lawyers practicing in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East, Latham & Watkins has grown into a full-service law firm capable of delivering counseling and representation at a global level. Latham & Watkins offers our clients the resources that only an international business firm can provide while maintaining an on-the-ground understanding of the local markets and an extensive knowledge of industry-specific issues. We have built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas, and have developed one of the top-tier Antitrust team in the world.
For more information, please visit www.lw.com

Linklaters
About Linklaters LLP


Linklaters LLP specialises in advising the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most important and challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centres, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients throughout the world.
For more information, please visit www.linklaters.com

Shearman & Sterling LLP
About Shearman & Sterling LLP


For more information, please visit www.shearman.com

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
About Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


Founded in 1888, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm counting approximately 600 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Paris, London, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt and Brussels. Our lawyers’ expertise include mergers & acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, antitrust & competition, tax, restructuring, insolvency, public law, debt & project finance, environment and litigation.
Our clients call upon us for our cross-border expertise, creative thinking and skill in structuring and implementing complex transactions. We provide comprehensive legal services to our local and international clients particularly by working in concert with the various practice groups located throughout our U.S. and European offices.
For more information, please visit www.willkie.com

Nera
About Nera Economic Consulting


NERA Economic Consulting is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
For more information, please visit www.nera.com

Qualcomm
About Qualcomm, Inc.
As the world’s largest 3G chipset provider, Qualcomm is committed to the development and advancement of 3G technology. With offices throughout Europe, Qualcomm works closely with numerous operators, manufacturers and developers to enable the successful commercial roll-out of compelling, feature-rich 3G WCDMA (UMTS) and HSDPA/HSUPA services across the region.
Qualcomm is a developer and supplier of comprehensive chipsets and system software supporting high-speed mobile broadband networks, as well as multi-mode/multi-band solutions. Qualcomm’s chipsets integrate a wide range of compelling capabilities, including 3D hardware-accelerated graphics and the Company’s gpsOne® solution, the world’s most broadly deployed Assisted-GPS technology.
Please visit www.qualcomm.com
Cleary Gottlieb
About Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


A leading international law firm with 16 offices located in major financial centers around the world, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has helped shape the globalization of the legal profession for more than 60 years. Our worldwide practice has a proven track record for innovation and providing work of the highest quality to meet the needs of our domestic and international clients.
Organized and operated as a single, integrated global partnership (rather than a U.S. firm with a network of overseas offices), Cleary Gottlieb employs approximately 1,200 lawyers from more than 50 countries and diverse backgrounds who are admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions around the world. Our clients include multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, as well as domestic corporations and financial institutions in the countries where our offices are located.
For more information, please visit www.cgsh.com

Mayer Brown
About Mayer Brown


Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Companies seeking consistently well-informed and insightful antitrust and competition counseling around the world turn to Mayer Brown. Our firm has more than 70 lawyers practicing antitrust and competition law who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality service in meeting clients' needs. We fully understand today's complex competition issues, as well as the increasingly complex relationships among corporations in a global economy. As a leader in US and EU competition law, we offer up-to-the minute guidance concerning mergers, cartel investigations, distribution and IP licensing issues, alleged abusive conduct by dominant firms and state aid, which includes counsel at the federal and state levels in the US, and for both member states and the EU in Europe. Adding to our global capabilities, our antitrust lawyers in Hong Kong and China are skilled at navigating the range of competition and other laws impacting trading and licensing arrangements in the region, and offer clients the benefit of extensive China antitrust filing experience and strong relationships with key competition agencies.
For more information, please visit www.mayerbrown.com

Skadden
About Skadden


For more information, please visit www.skadden.com

MAPP
About MAAP


MAPP, a consultancy based in Paris and Brussels, offers microeconomic analysis services with a focus on competition issues. Its expertise covers the entire range of analyses relevant to complex competition cases, in the fields of merger control, unilateral conduct, restrictive agreements, and State aids. MAPP’s reports have been presented to competition authorities and courts in many countries, including the European Commission and European courts.
MAPP has been ranked as the best antitrust economics consultancy in France by the specialized journal Décideurs – Stratégie, Finance, Droit, for four years in a row (2010 to 2013)
For more information, please visit www.mapp-economics.com

Fidal
About Fidal


With more than 1,200 lawyers in France and correspondents in 150 other countries, Fidal is the leading business law firm in France, in terms of income and size (source: radiographie des cabinets d’avocats d’affaires en France, Juristes Associés), and the first French law firm ranking in the world top 100. The law firm offers its clients a three-tier expertise: National, with a strong presence in Paris (nearly 400 lawyers) and in regions throughout France; European, with the support of its Brussels office, specialized in Competition law, and International, with 200 lawyers dedicated to international matters. Fidal’s lawyers advise about 40,000 of businesses of all sizes, from small and midsize companies to major groups, all of which benefit from the same high standards of quality and knowledge of the client’s market. The firm’s organization is based on specialized departments which cover the traditional areas of business law (tax law, employment law, company law, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust law, intellectual property law, estate planning, litigation). The Competition team (Paris/Brussels) specialized in competition law assists clients in anticompetitive practices: cartel and abuse of dominant position issues (competition diagnosis, compliance programme, risk assessment, dawn raids…), merger notification (pre-analysis, negotiating with comp authorities, filing notification, negotiating undertakings…) and State aids (analysis of grants and loans, presenting a complaint before the EU Commission, acting before national jurisdiction…)
For more information, please visit www.fidal.fr

Hoyng Monegier LLP
About Hoyng Monegier LLP

Hoyng Monegier is the first and only European IP Law Boutique of its kind, with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Paris. We aim to be the best, offering first class service and advice, with leading specialists in IP. We are dedicated to achieving innovative, practical and business-driven solutions and we pride ourselves in having extensive sector-knowledge. Our core practice consists of intellectual property litigation and advice work in all its forms, across all sectors and often played out in parallel in a number of different jurisdictions. Our lawyers are fully familiar with the procedural and practical aspects of European litigation in patents, trademark, copyright and new media. We also have experts that work on patent, trademark and design right advice and prosecution. We are creative not only in our approach to the law, but also in the way we do business with our clients.
For more information, please visit www.hoyngmonegier.com

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AFJE
About AFJE

The French Association of Company Lawyers.
Please visit www.afje.org

Grur
About GRUR

GRUR, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, was founded in 1891. It is the largest and oldest non-profit association in Germany devoted to the protection, academic advancement and development of intellectual property law.
With over 5,100 members coming from 46 nations, GRUR offers an umbrella for a wide range of professionals engaged in the field of IP matters: lawyers, patent attorneys, judges, academics, representatives and staff members of the German and European trademark and patent authorities and of the international organisations as well as enterprises, associations and their respective staff members
Please visit www.grur.de

IBJ/IJE
About IBJ/IJE

The Belgian Association of Company Lawyers.
Please visit www.ije.be


24th Day of the corporate lawyer: Legal counsels without boundaries?
21 November 2013 – 9:00-17:00
AXA Belgium - Boulevard du Souverain 25 Vorstlaan - 1170 Brussels
We could ask ourselves the question whether we still can talk about national Law “as such” in a country like Belgium that is seriously involved in the European integration and that is very active in exchanges dominated by the English language. Moreover, Belgium has 3 different native languages similar to its neighbouring countries and is using a Civil Code of French origin. During the 24th Day of the company lawyers, the Belgian Institute of company lawyers tries to find the answer to this question. During this event organized on Thursday 21th of November 2013, the Institute explores to what extend Belgian Law is affected by the Law of our neighbouring countries, as by Common and European Law.
Registration is possible on www.ibj.be or www.ije.be.

LIDC
About LIDC

The International League of Competition Law.
Please visit www.ligue.org

2013 Congress in Kiev, 19–22 September

LIDC Congress in Kiev 2013

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MLex
About MLex

MLex is the largest independent agency in Europe devoted specifically to covering regulatory and policy developments in and among European institutions. We provide exclusive market intelligence, analysis and commentary to finance, investment and legal professionals. MLex offers a range of market intelligence services including MLex Premium, MLex E3 and MLex FS. We have a proven ability to uncover regulatory risk before it breaks into the news and supplying our clients with the latest in-depth coverage of regulatory threats and opportunities ahead of the curve. Without MLex, you simply will not have the whole story.
Please visit www.mlex.com

The European Sting
About MLex

The European Sting is a new Media Project that was born out of frustration, our sincere frustration about the lack of factual, insightful and independent news service in Europe.
Please visit www.europeansting.com/

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