Food & Beverages: recent developments in competition and regulatory law


Date: 29 September 2011


We'd be delighted if you could join us for an in-depth seminar on competition and regulatory developments affecting the sector across the EU.

The seminar will be presented by a team from across Bird & Bird's European offices, and is designed for in-house lawyers, sales teams, product development teams and related business professionals.
 
We'll ensure plenty of time for Q&A and discussion, and please do stay for our networking get-together afterwards. 

Agenda

13.00 - 13.25 : Sandwiches and registration

13.25 - 13.30 : Welcome and introduction

  • Ulf H. Grundmann, Partner (Frankfurt), Co-Head International Food & Beverage Group, Bird & Bird

13.30 - 14.00 : Issues relating to suppliers and customers, especially resale price maintenance and hub-and-spoke cartels

  • Dr. Jörg Witting, Partner (Düsseldorf), Bird & Bird

14.00 - 14.30: Collaboration with competitors: buying groups; exchange of information and the special responsibility of trade associations

  • Pauline Kuipers, Partner (The Hague), Bird & Bird

14.30 - 15.00: Coffee/Tea break

15.00 - 15.45: EU-Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers

  • Dr. Petra Unland, Head of Food Law Department, Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG, Bielefeld

15.45 - 16.00: Sanctions for violating regulatory food law

  • Ulf H. Grundmann, Partner (Frankfurt), Bird & Bird 

16.00 - 16.45: Panel discussion: Managing risk and compliance - Responding to an investigation by competition and food-regulatory authorities

  • Dr. Petra Unland, Head of Food Law Department, Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG, Bielefeld
  • Ulf H. Grundmann, Partner (Frankfurt), Bird & Bird
  • Pauline Kuipers, Partner (The Hague), Bird & Bird
  • Dr. Jörg Witting, Partner (Düsseldorf), Bird & Bird
  • Jose Rivas, Partner (Brussels), Bird & Bird

16.45 onwards: Closing remarks & Drinks, canapés and networking

Registration

Please click here to register for this event

Enquiries

Please contact Tobias Rossmann at tobias.rossmann@twobirds.com if you have any questions regarding this event.

No fee

This event is free of charge.