UCL FACULTY OF LAWS


Global Competition Law Conference:
Implementing Competition Law and Policy, Global Perspectives
18 & 19 November 2010, New Delhi, India

About the conference

The recent adoption of competition law statutes in East and South Asia, culminating with the enactment of the Indian Competition Act and the Chinese Antimonopoly Law, mark a significant development to the global business community. Merger control, the application of competition law to unilateral conduct such as distribution agreements, competition issues in intellectual property rights, and state activities in the economy create important challenges in the enforcement of competition law in these crucial markets for policymakers, multinational corporations, law firms and economic consultancies. A number of panels and roundtables will examine these issues, composed by the international and local leaders of the competition/regulatory law and M&A practice.

The public conference held on 19 November will be preceded by an invitation only one-day workshop held on 18 November on the issue of economic development and competition law, a theme that is of particular importance to the global as well as to the local business community.

Major policy makers, academics and practitioners from around the world will analyze these topics and will share their unique expertise in the area of competition law and more specifically in merger control, evidence in competition law, joint ventures, distribution, cartels, and the interaction between competition and intellectual property.

Heads of competition authorities/international organizations participating :

  • Laura Carstensen (UK Competition Commission)
  • Marcus Bezzi (Executive General Manager of the Enforcement &
    Compliance Division, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
  • John Fingleton (Chief Executive at the UK Office of Fair Trading / Chair of the Steering Group, International Competition Network)
  • Scott D. Hammond (US Department of Justice Antitrust Division)
  • Alexander Italianer (European Commission) tbc
  • Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation (Judge of the French Supreme Court) and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee)
  • Salman Khurshid (Minister for Corporate Affairs, Indian Government)
  • William Kovacic (Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission)
  • Dhanendra Kumar (Chairman, Competition Commission of India)
  • Shang Ming (MOFCOM) tbc
  • Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)
  • Shan Ramburuth (Competition Commission, South Africa)
  • Christine Varney (US Department of Justice) tbc

The conference will be held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, India.

The Centre for Law and Economics (Public Policy section) at UCL acknowledges the support of our Exclusive Indian Legal Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

About the Global Competition Law and Economics Series published by Stanford University Press

Ioannis Lianos and D. Daniel Sokol, series editors

Competition law and economics (known in the United States as antitrust) is an area of cutting-edge academic work with significant policy implications. Once confined to the United States and a few other countries, antitrust has taken off as an area of study in a relatively short period of time. More than 100 jurisdictions now have competition laws. Increasingly, enforcement activities abroad have far-reaching implications for any antitrust regime. Moreover, developments in economic thinking have helped to reformulate attitudes in both academic and policy circles. This book series will be at the forefront of the development of new ideas and approaches within the field.

See more information on the series