Competition Law International (CLI)

Competition Law International is the journal of the Antitrust and Trade Law Section of the IBA. It provides an insight into international competition law issues with articles that are of practical interest. Published twice a year, the journal reaches over 1,400 competition law practitioners worldwide.

Recent articles have included:

  • The United States Federal Trade Commission: continuity and challenges
  • The new French competition law enforcement regime
  • Antitrust in China - a constantly evolving subject
  • Antitrust issues involving acquisitions of financially distressed companies


• ISSN 1817 5708
• Vol 13, Iss 1-2
• £83.50 per issue

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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

Latest Issue - Vol 14 No 1 – June 2018

Over the past couple of years, South African competition authorities have imposed significant public interest conditions on a number of mergers. Whereas they have previously imposed public interest merger conditions aimed mainly at maintaining the status quo, particularly with regard to levels of employment, conditions have become increasingly interventionist in nature. This article evaluates the development of competition law over the years, with particular emphasis on competition authorities’ increasing focus on the imposition of public interest conditions, which are to be enhanced through newly proposed legislative amendments, and will consider the way forward for business in light of these developments.

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As part of preparations for life after Brexit, the UK Government has introduced wide-ranging proposals for strengthening its powers to scrutinise mergers, acquisitions and investments that raise national security concerns in specific sectors. The proposals seek to extend the scope that the government currently has to intervene in transactions in order to ensure the national security of the UK, while simultaneously minimising any adverse effect these reforms may have on predictability and procedural transparency. Yet, while the government’s proposal document makes all the right noises with regard to investor certainty, the resurrection of ministerial decision-making under the proposed reforms could yet act to deter foreign direct investment by creating perceptions of an assessment process based on subjective criteria.

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The extension of remedies beyond borders creates an immediate potential for conflict and inconsistent treatment under competition law. Businesses should be able to rely on the principle that if they adhere to the laws of the jurisdictions in which they operate, they will be protected from legal exposure. The extension of competition enforcement agencies into the commercial affairs of companies operating entirely in foreign jurisdictions puts this principle at risk, creating uncertainty that disproportionately weighs on business enterprises.

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