The George Washington University Law School and Concurrences Review are hosting “120 Merger Regimes: Multinational Deals in a World of Non-Convergence: US, EU, Brazil, China . . .” on September 19 at the law school in Washington, D.C.

The conference will open with welcoming remarks by George Washington Law School professor and former FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic, followed by an opening keynote speech by Sir Philip Lowe, former Director-General for Competition, DG COMP. The first program, “Lack of Consistency: Navigating an Unharmonized World of Merger Regimes” will be moderated by John Harkrider. Panel members are Yong Huang, Michael Keeley, and George Rozanski.

The conference will continue with “A Call for Harmonization: Towards Regional Regulators or Comity?” moderated by George Cary. Panel members are Carles Esteva-Mosso, Elaine Ewing, Aviv Nevo, and Michael Ray. The final program, “Does the Bureaucratic Model Work? Advocacy Before the Agencies and the Court” will be moderated by Richard Parker. Panel Members are Juan A. Arteaga, Jonathan M. Orszag, Ian Simmons, and Mark Whitener. Randolph W. Tritell, Director of International Affairs at the FTC, will provide the closing speech.

This the 4th edition of the joint conference co-organized by Concurrences Review and George Washington Law School, in partnership with Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider; Bates White; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Compass Lexecon; Cornerstone Research; and O’Melveny & Myers. Attendance is by registration only.

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