The IBA Cartels Working Group has 16 members representing a large number of jurisdictions covering Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. The Group includes several former senior antitrust officials and a former competition commissioner, private practitioners in leading law firms, and in-house competition counsel.
The Group follows cartel developments around the world and provides input and comments on various consultations on proposed new and reformed legislation to which the IBA’s international perspective and the members' collective expertise and experience can bring significant added value. The Group is also active in other aspects of the IBA’s work including in cartel policy issues more generally, as well as in monitoring developments and assisting with organising conferences.
In December 2016, the Working Group submitted comments and suggestions in response to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public consultation version of proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation. Read submission
Working Group members
Co-Chairs: Kristina Nordlander, Sidley Austin, EU; Mariana Tavares de Arauio, Levy & Salomao, Brazil Members: Melanie Aitken, Bennett Jones, Canada; Nicolas Birkhäuser, Niederer Kraft & Frey AG, Switzerland; Joana Cianfarani, Tozzini Freire, Brazil; Kevin Coates, Covington & Burling, Brussels/London; Howard Feller, McGuire Woods, US; Ayman Guirguis, K&L Gates, Australia; Scott Hammond, Gibson Dunn, US; Emma Hopkinson, Direct Line Group, UK; Abdullah Hussain, Luthra & Luthra, India; Yoshi Ikeda, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Japan; Heather Irvine, Falcon & Hume, South Africa; Youngjin Jung, Kim & Chang, South Korea; Elizabeth Prewitt, Hughes Hubbard & Reed; Deirdre Taylor, Gibson Dunn, UK; Peter Wang, Jones Day, China; Rein Wesseling, Stibbe, Netherlands.
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