This volume contains articles and panel discussions delivered during the Thirty-Eighth Annual Fordham Competition Law Institute Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy.
About the Proceedings:
Every October the Fordham Competition Law Institute brings together leading figures from governmental organizations, leading international law firms and corporations and academia to examine and analyze the most important issues in international antitrust and trade policy of the United States, the EU and the world. This work is the most definitive and comprehensive annual analysis of international antitrust law and policy available anywhere.
The chapters are revised and updated before publication, where necessary. As a result, the reader receives up-to-date practical tips and important analyses of difficult policy issues. The annual volumes are an indispensable guide through the sea of international antitrust law. The Fordham Competition Law Proceedings are acknowledged as simply the most definitive US/EC annual analyses of antitrust/competition law published.
Each annual edition sets out to explore and analyze the areas of antitrust/competition law that have had the most impact in that year. Recent "hot topics" include antitrust enforcement in Asia, Latin America: competition enforcement in the areas of telecommunications, media and information technology.
All of the chapters raise questions of policy or discuss new developments and assess their significance and impact on antitrust and trade policy.
About the Editor:
Barry E. Hawk is Director of the Fordham Competition (formally Corporate) Law Institute and former Partner with Skadden Arps (New York and Brussels). He is former Vice Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section and former Chair of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, as well as Professor at Fordham Law School and Visiting Professor at Michigan Law School, Monash University Law School, New York University Law School and the University of Paris.
About The Contributors:
Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy, Brussels
Simon Baxter, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brussels
Andrew L. Foster, Lawyer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brussels
Jean-François Bellis, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
Porter Elliott, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
Johan Van Acker, Senior Associate, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C
Anne Newton McFadden, Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C
Samuel N. Weinstein, Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C
Mark A. Cohen, Visiting Professor, Fordham Law School, New York
Yao Feng, Broad & Bright, Beijing
Céline Gauer, Head of Unit in charge of Antitrust enforcement in the energy and environment sector at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, Brussels.
Damien Geradin, Professor of Competition Law & Economics at Tilburg University and a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
Ianis Girgenson, Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
Bruno Lasserre, President of the Autorité de la concurrence, Paris
Luis Ortiz Blanco, Partner at Garrigues, Madrid/Brussels, Visiting Professor at the College of Europe,Bruges and at the Brussels School of Competition, Brussels and Senior Lecturer at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo, Senior Associate at Garrigues, Brussels/Madrid
Sharis A. Pozen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington
Jacques Steenbergen, Director General, Belgian Competition Authority and law faculty of the University of Leuven
Nils Wahl, Judge at the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg. All views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of the General Court. I am indebted to Mr. Foad Hoseinian, legal secretary at the General Court, for valuable help in preparation of this contribution.
Mike Yeh, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Microsoft responsible for the Asia Pacific region, Beijing.
Yong Ren, Managing Partner of T&D Associates, Beijing
Wentong Zheng, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Ian S. Forrester QC, Queen's Counsel at the Scots Bar; Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow, White & Case, Brussels.
Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels
"... the predominant forum for discussion of leading edge international antitrust issues. Both the conference and the published volume of proceedings are eagerly awaited events on the annual antitrust calendar."
- A. Neil Campbell, Former Vice Chair of Committee C, (Antitrust and Trade Law) International Bar Association, and;
- J. William Rowley, Former Chair of Committee C, (Antitrust and Trade Law) International Bar Association.
"This is the largest single source of information and analysis on Community (now European Union) antitrust law anywhere. ... Also, some of the older papers are still the best statement of the legal principles in certain areas, even if there is recent case law."
- Common Market Law Review
"The Panel discussions which come at the end of the articles on a given topic are not only a valuable source of information, but provide an insight into existing and potential future problems together with possible solutions."
- World Competition