DISRUPTION, INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

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 moment 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

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