UPDATE: GCR Awards 2018 nominations deadline extended

03 January 2018

UPDATE: GCR Awards 2018 nominations deadline extended

Global Competition Review has extended the deadline for accepting nominations for our eighth annual antitrust and competition law awards ceremony, which honours the world’s top lawyers, academics, economists and enforcers for their work.

Nominations are open until 5pm Pacific Time in the US on Monday 15 January Friday 19 January. Practitioners and observers are welcome to nominate any case, law firm, lawyer, academic, economist or enforcement agency they believe deserves an award in the following categories:

Please note: for all nominated cases and decisions, a substantial amount of work relating to the matter must have been carried out between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Team Awards

Merger control matter of the year – Americas: Creative, strategic and innovative competition work for a client on a landmark merger control matter in the Americas.

Merger control matter of the year – Europe: Creative, strategic and innovative competition work for a client on a landmark merger control matter in Europe. 

Merger control matter of the year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa: Creative, strategic and innovative competition work for a client on a landmark merger matter in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or Africa.

Litigation of the year – Cartel defence: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a private action for cartel damages.

Litigation of the year – Non-cartel defence: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a non-cartel private action.

Litigation of the year – Cartel prosecution: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in a private action for cartel damages.

Litigation of the year – Non-cartel prosecution: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in a non-cartel private action.

Behavioural matter of the year – Americas: Creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in the Americas.

Behavioural matter of the year – Europe: Creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.

Behavioural matter of the year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa: Creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or Africa.

Matter of the year: Merger control, cartel, unilateral conduct, litigation or any other competition matter worldwide. Creative, strategic and innovative work by teams of in-house and external lawyers and economists.

Enforcement Awards

Agency of the year – Americas: An agency in the Americas whose work in 2017 was particularly effective, strategic or innovative.

Agency of the year – Europe: An agency in Europe whose work in 2017 was particularly creative, strategic and innovative.

Agency of the year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa: An agency in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or Africa whose work in 2017 was particularly creative, strategic and innovative.

Enforcement action of the year: The best decision or enforcement action from a competition authority or court in 2017.

Individual Awards

Academic Excellence Award: An academic competition specialist who has made an outstanding contribution to competition policy in 2017.

Economist of the year: A competition economist whose superior technical skill, practical judgment and excellence in client service in 2017 demonstrate that he or she is among the very best in the field.

Corporate counsel of the year: An in-house competition lawyer whose superior technical skill and practical judgment on behalf of his or her company in 2017 demonstrate that he or she is among the very best in the field.

Litigator of the year: A competition litigator whose superior technical skill, practical judgment and excellence in serving clients in court in 2017 demonstrate that he or she is among the very best in the field.

Dealmaker of the year: A lawyer whose superior knowledge, practical judgement and negotiation skills in merger clearance matters in 2017 demonstrate that he or she is among the very best in the field.

Lawyer of the year – Under 40: A competition lawyer under the age of 40 whose superior technical skill, practical judgement and excellence in client service in 2017 demonstrate that he or she is among the very best in the field.

Lawyer of the year: A competition lawyer whose superior skill, practical judgement and excellence in client service in 2017 demonstrate that he or she is among the very best in the field.

Firm Awards

Regional firm of the year – Americas: A firm based solely in North, South or Central America that has had an outstandingly successful 2017 in terms of the quality and quantity of its competition work.

Regional firm of the year – Europe: A firm based solely in Europe that has had an outstandingly successful 2017 in terms of the quality and quantity of its competition work.

Regional firm of the year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa: A firm based solely in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa that has had an outstandingly successful 2017 in terms of the quality and quantity of its competition work.

How to submit a nomination: All nominations should be sent to: GCRawards@globalcompetitionreview.com

To nominate a person, team or organisation for an award, please send us the following information via email:

  • Award category
  • Name of nominating party
  • Name of nominee or nominated matter; if a matter, please state the approximate beginning and end dates, and include the names of the attorneys and economists who worked on the matter
  • An explanation in no more than 200 words of why that matter, person, team or organisation deserves to win the award. We will not consider nominations that do not include an explanation.

For team awards, please name the full teams that worked on the matter, including other law firms and economic consultancies.

Voting

At the end of January, the GCR editorial team will announce the shortlisted nominees. Readers will then have the chance to vote for shortlisted candidates between Monday 29 January and Tuesday 20 February.

Awards ceremony

The winners in each category will be announced on Tuesday 10 April 2018 at the GCR Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. Register for this black-tie event here.

For team awards, the winner in each category will include all firms and individuals that worked on the nominated matter. This year’s GCR Lifetime Achievement Award winner will also be announced.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at GCRawards@globalcompetitionreview.com if you have any questions.

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