General Counsel Roundtable 2021

Rome Cavalieri Hotel
18 – 19 November 2021

ECLA General Counsel Roundtable – Antitrust & Competition Law


The General Counsel Roundtable is an invitation only event for general counsel all across Europe, hosted by the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA). The event will bring together 30 general counsel and decision makers from legal departments to discuss in depth current challenges and latest developments in antitrust and competition law.  The event is planned as a half-day exclusive meeting that includes open dialogue during a fireside chat on the eve of the roundtable. General counsel are invited to the event and do only have to organize and pay for their travel arrangements.

Topic of Discussion:

Competition Law and Antitrust – Challenges for European GCs.


18 November 18:00 through 19 November 14:00


Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101

00136 Rome, Italy


Preliminary Schedule:

18 November 2021:

18:00 Welcome Reception at Hotel Rome Cavalieri


18:45 Welcome of participants


19:15 Dinner


20:30 Merger control authorities’ new interventionist appetite – how can companies adapt to the uncertainty? – Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel and Legal Director, AMGEN


21:15 Dinner


21:45 Discussions, networking and drinks

19 November 2021:

09:00 Welcome of participants


09:05 Current developments in antitrust and competition law, Edmon Oude Elferink, Partner, Advocaat, CMS & Lorenzo Bocedi, Counsel, CMS 


11:00 Coffee Break


11:30 Should I stay or should I go now? – Success formula for Legal until 2025, Andreas Bong, Co-Head Legal Process & Technology, KPMG Law


13:00 Lunch


14:00 Closing Remarks


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Nicolas Pourbaix

Senior Counsel and Legal Director


Edmon Oude Elferink

Partner, Advocaat


Lorenzo Bocedi



Andreas Bong

Partner – Co-Leader, Legal Operations Transformation Services

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COVID-19 measures and ordinances

  • Attendees are required to present a valid Covid Certificate (vaccination card/ proof of recovery from Covid-19/ negative PCR test) to enter the event rooms
  • Depending on the national regulations, special requirements as maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask may apply
  • For current measures and ordinances in Italy, please visit the ministry website and review the hotel’s requirements
  • Please fill in the Passenger Locator Form before travelling to Italy and check for further requirements


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