“Disruption, Innovation and the Future of Europe”

March 2, 2019

The Harvard European Law Association would like to invite you to its annual Spring Conference which will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at Wasserstein Hall, Milstein Conference Center, Harvard Law School.

The spring of 2019 will be a pivotal moment in EU history with Brexit becoming a reality in March 2019. Furthermore, European elections take place in May 2019, which makes the Conference an opportune m

oment to reflect on the successes and failures of the EU institutions over the past five years. The Conference will focus on the digitalization of the economy and whether the goals for the Digital Single Market set by the Juncker Commission have been reached.

The Conference will explore certain challenges posed within this broader framework and will analyze the impact of these developments on EU-US relations through four panel discussions on (1) Brexit, (2) Banking & Finance, (3) Antitrust and (4) the Digital Economy.

Program

9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration and breakfast

9:30 am – 10:00 am Keynote address by Bernard Cazeneuve, Former Prime Minister of France

10:00 am – 11:15 am BREXIT: THE FUTURE OF EUROPE AND TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS

  • Bernard Cazeneuve Former Prime Minister of France
  • Jessica Simor Matrix Chambers
  • Marjorie Chorlins US Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Waibel University of Cambridge
  • Allan Hennessy Harvard Law School

11:30 am – 12:45 pm BANKING & FINANCE: DISRUPTION OR BUSINESS AS USUAL?

  • Peteris Zilgalvis European Commission
  • Markus Lammer Credit Suisse
  • Martin Boehringer Credit Suisse
  • Douglas Landy Milbank
  • Heinrich Nemeczek Freshfields

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm ANTITRUST: ENFORCEMENT IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

  • Jason Furman Harvard Kennedy School
  • Michele Davis Freshfields
  • Alfonso Lamadrid De Pablo Garrigues
  • Matthew C. Hammond Harvard Law School, US Department of Justice
  • Meredith Mommers Freshfields
  • Keith Hylton Boston University

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm DIGITAL ECONOMY: INNOVATION THROUGH REGULATION OR LAISSEZ-FAIRE?

  • Dipayan Ghosh Harvard Kennedy School
  • Nicholas Bramble Google
  • Thanos Rammos Taylor Wessing
  • Julian Westpfahl SKW Schwarz
  • Urs Gasser Harvard Law School

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks by Tim Hickman, White & Case

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking reception

Registration

Please register for the Conference here.

Sponsors

The Conference is generously sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Taylor Wessing LLP, Credit Suisse, SKW Schwarz, White & Case LLP,  Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard and Jean Monnet ad Personam Chair in EU Law and Government.