Allen & Overy’s Antonio Bavasso set to co-chair TMT conference

Antonio Bavasso, co-head of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice, will co-chair the GCR Live 3rd Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology conference at the firm’s London office on 26 June 2014.

The programme includes sessions on competition issues in the telecoms sector — including regulation, competition enforcement, consolidation, reforms and their impact, big data control and market power, antitrust issues in online search and advertising and copyright reforms in the digital age.

The line-up of speakers includes:

  • Current and former enforcers such as Julie Brill (US FTC commissioner), Johannes Gungl (head of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, RTR), Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of Michigan and former DG comp chief economist), Linsey McCallum (director for information, telecommunications and media, DG Competition, European Commission), Krzystof Kuik (head of unit, DG Competition, European Commission), Damien Neven (Graduate Institute Geneva and CRA)
  • Business leaders such as Christoph Keese (executive vice-president, Axel Springer), Bruno Ducharme (chairman of TIW Capital Partners and member of Mid Europa’s Industry Advisory Board), Nick Woodrow (head of competition law, Vodafone Group Services)
  • A number of other leading practitioners and academics

Bavasso is recognised as a leading lawyer in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector according to independent guides. He has advised on a number of merger and behavioural investigations as well as regulatory and antitrust litigation in these sectors. He heads the media sector group and is co-head of the global antitrust team.