Competition Law International - October 2016

 

 

Vol 12 No 2 – October 2016



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Interviewed by Dr Ingo Brinker of Gleiss Lutz and Dr Marc Reysen of RCAA

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Interviewed by Michael Reynolds, Former IBA President

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In recent years, the number of women in high profile leadership positions in government, business, and the law has grown, but women still hold a minority of senior positions in each of these areas, even though they enter them at nearly equal rates as men. The picture in the antitrust field is similar. In this article, the authors explore these observations in depth and ask whether, despite the headline-making appointments, progress is in fact stalling.

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In April 2016, representatives of antitrust authorities from more than 80 jurisdictions gathered in Singapore for the Annual Conference of the International Competition Network. Over the course of three days, the agencies debated various issues and described the challenges they face enforcing competition law and policy, including: (i) disruptive innovations and how agencies can avoid regulation that creates barriers to new services and products; (ii) cartel detection and the growing desire of agencies to reduce their dependence on leniency programs for anti-cartel enforcement; and (iii) effectiveness of merger remedies imposed to avoid concentration concerns. Three non-governmental advisors (NGAs) who attended the ICN Conference provide their views on the highlights and key takeaways from the Conference.

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Competition law in Southeast Asia is evolving rapidly, with several jurisdictions in the region adopting competition laws for the first time in the past 18 months. This article provides a brief survey of the main features of the newest competition laws and identifies recent key decisions in cartel enforcement, merger control and unilateral conduct by competition authorities and courts in ASEAN member states. It highlights key points of note for businesses with activities in the region and competition practitioners in other parts of the world.

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Julián Peña and Marcelo Calliari (Eds)

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 Cyril Shroff on competition law in India

In April 2013, the IBA hosted a live webcast and Q&A with Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner at one of India’s leading law firms, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co (AMSS) in Mumbai.

In this excerpt he discusses competition law jurisprudence in India, its relationship to M&A and cartels, Indian regulators, and international implications.

During the webcast, he discussed various topics in addition to competition law in India, including the Indian economy, and the legal profession in India. Read more/watch full webcast