Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

Competition issues in trade agreements: how is it working and where can it go?
Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3

Committee(s)

Antitrust Section (Lead)
Antitrust Section
International Trade and Customs Law Committee

Description

Even though some recent developments, such as the Trump presidency in the US, have challenged the way trade policies will develop around the world, regional and bilateral trade agreements have been on the rise globally in the past few years and have included competition almost as a mandatory feature. This panel will explore the different approaches and levels of ambition of competition clauses adopted by recent trade agreements and discuss their effectiveness, trends and practical implications for competition and trade law practitioners.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Marcelo Calliari TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee
Julian Peña Allende & Brea, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Website Officer, Antitrust Section

Speakers

Melanie L Aitken Bennett Jones LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Ameera Ashraf WongPartnership LLP, Singapore, Singapore; Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Lauren Battaglia Hogan Lovells International LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Eric Emerson Steptoe + Johnson LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Senior Vice Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee
Linda Evans Clayton Utz, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia