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Antitrust Enforcement in The Americas and Consumer Harm – How Does Enforcement Help Consumers?

June 11, 2014 • New York, NY

In the last few years, antitrust agencies across the Americas have significantly stepped up their enforcement actions. Now more than ever, they are getting tougher on antitrust and coordinating in real time their cross-border investigations. These changes to enforcement policy in many jurisdictions across the Americas have raised the degree of regulatory risk. But do these actions actually help consumers, and how would we know? For companies that conduct business across the Americas, it has never been more important to be current on the international antitrust landscape.

Our fourth annual seminar brings together an expert panel from four leading law firms in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S., along with seasoned in-house antitrust experts. This panel will provide practical insight on the current environment, and comment on best practices for minimizing international antitrust scrutiny and effectively addressing cross-border antitrust investigations. Specifically, this panel will cover:
  • New developments in Latin America, Canada, DOJ, and FTC;
  • Theories and evidence of consumer harm in the Americas;
  • InterAgency Cooperation in the Americas, including recent policy changes in Brazil, Mexico, and Canada;
  • Antitrust Penalties in the Americas and the increasing criminalization of antitrust in Latin America; and
  • Antitrust compliance best practices for cross-border reviews and investigations. 

Moderators and Presenters

Olivier Antoine
Crowell & Moring LLP, New York

Kent Bernard
Fordham Law School, New York

Alfredo M. O'Farrell
Marval, O´Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires


Lucia Ojeda Cardenas
SAI, Mexico City

Jason Gudofsky
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto

Miguel del Pino
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Amadeu Ribeiro
Mattos Filho, Sao Paulo

Suzanne Wachsstock
VP and Chief Antitrust Counsel - American Express

*CLE credit pending in NY and NJ

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Olivier N. Antoine
Partner – New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4022
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