For the sixth year, the GCR Awards stood as a celebration of the world of competition law – the matters, the people, and the enforcers who fought the smartest battles and advanced our understanding of what antitrust can and should be. The international competition community voted for the people and matters they felt represented the best of the best in 2015. They chose from shortlists of nominees in which any of the people, matters or institutions listed would have been a deserving winner.
On 5 April, GCR held its annual awards ceremony at the W Hotel in Washington, DC, following its inaugural GCR Live Cartels conference. More than 300 people attended the ceremony, which was capped by William Kovacic presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Frédéric Jenny, who embodies the spirit of globalising competition enforcement as a scholar, judge and chairman of the OECD Competition Law and Policy Committee. All proceeds from the charity dinner went to the Swawou School, a girls school in Sierra Leone funded by Law Business Research, the parent company of GCR.