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Simon Holmes, Head of EU, Competition & Regulatory, King & Wood Mallesons to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in Europe and the U.S

New York, NY, May 28, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Simon Holmes, Head of EU, Competition & Regulatory, King & Wood Mallesons will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in Europe and the U.S.” This event is scheduled for October 14, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Simon Holmes

Simon is head of King & Wood Mallesons’ EU, Competition & Regulatory Department in Europe. He is recognized as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Chambers, a ‘legal expert’ in Legal 500 and features in the Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Anti-Trust Lawyers.

Although based in London, Simon has spent extensive periods in Brussels and, as a result, has close contacts with the European Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority.

For over 30 years, Simon has advised on contentious and non-contentious competition law and international trade and customs including bringing, defending and settling all types of competition disputes, dominance, pricing, discounts, promotions, standard setting, essential facilities, refusals to supply, information exchange, trade associations cartels, dawn raids, compliance programmes, parallel trade, state aid, public procurement and the application of competition law to a wide range of commercial agreements.

He regularly advises on mergers under UK and EU law, acting for either one of the merging parties or third parties. Through this latter work, he has advised on a very high proportion of the largest deals.

About King & Wood Mallesons

As the first and only global law firm to be headquartered in Asia, King & Wood Mallesons is connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia. With unparalleled depth of both inbound and outbound capability, KWM is uniquely placed to support regional clients as they internationalise and international clients as they look to invest or expand into Asia. Strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets and financial capitals, the firm is powered by more than 2,700 lawyers across more than 30 international offices spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. As a top 10 global firm by lawyer numbers and the only firm in the world able to practise PRC, Australian, Hong Kong, English law and US law as an integrated global law firm brand, KWM is providing clients with deep legal and commercial expertise, business acumen and real cultural understanding on the ground where they need it most.

King & Wood Mallesons’ market-leading competition law practice is a global powerhouse, encompassing three of the top competition practices in the world, including the UK, China and Australia. With nearly 30 partners (including former regulators) and 100 lawyers, the team advises on all aspects of competition, trade and regulatory law. Third-party awards include The Lawyer Competition Team of the Year (2013) as well as the GCR Behavioural Team of the Year.

Event Synopsis:

In a two-hour live Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assemble by The Knowledge Group will help the audience better understand the fundamentals as well as updates of Loyalty Discounts in the European and United States Antitrust Laws. The panel will provide the audience with the best practices and practicalities in order for companies and firms to avoid common risks and pitfalls with regards to EU and US antitrust treatments to Loyalty Rebates.

Key topics include:

− Loyalty Rebates in EU and U.S. – An Overview
− Loyalty Rebates and US Antitrust Law
− Conceptual Framework in Analyzing Loyalty Rebates
− Elements of Loyalty Rebates
− Impact and Implication of Loyalty Rebates to Consumers
− Up-to-the minute Regulatory Developments

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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