IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Antitrust after cartels: next generation enforcement

Thursday 12 October (0930 - 1230)

Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2


Antitrust Section (Lead)
Young Lawyers' Committee


Virtually all jurisdictions today are united in their hostility to cartels. Antitrust enforcers have arrived at a consensus that ‘hardcore’ price and output restraints must be rooted out and attacked with punitive measures. What next? This panel will address emerging approaches to the application of competition law to competitor coordination falling short of cartel activity. What are the rules and how can businesses comply? Topics to be discussed are the scope of prohibitions on ‘concerted practices’ under EU (and, soon, Australian) law, scope of ‘agreement’ under US law, contrasting approaches across jurisdictions to the legality of information exchanges and price signalling, and the nature of other ‘non-traditional’ theories of collusive or cooperative conduct

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Adam S Goodman Dentons, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Member, Young Lawyers’ Committee Advisory Board
Sander A J R Grieve Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Swanson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, California, USA; Vice Chair, Antitrust Section


Sarah Court Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Benjamin Grebe Prieto Abogados, Santiago, Chile; Scholarship Officer, Latin American Regional Forum
Antonia Horrocks New Zealand Commerce Commission, Wellington, New Zealand
Heather Pamela Mary Irvine Bowmans, Johannesburg, South Africa; Member, Young Lawyers’ Committee Advisory Board
Carolyn Oddie Allens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mariana Tavares de Araujo Levy & Salomão Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rein Wesseling Stibbe, Amsterdam, Netherlands