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John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

11 June 2018

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down on 30 May as the Commissioner of Competition. Last month, he spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective.

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

08 June 2018

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.

An interview with Isabelle de Silva

An interview with Isabelle de Silva

07 June 2018

France’s Competition Authority has ditched the idea of introducing deal value thresholds to its merger control regime. Isabelle de Silva, president of the authority, told Tom Madge-Wyld why, citing potential risks to predictability and legal certainty.

An interview with Margrethe Vestager

An interview with Margrethe Vestager

21 May 2018

Margrethe Vestager began her five-year term as European commissioner for competition in November 2014. With 18 months remaining, she spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about falling leniency rates, hotel booking style cross-border investigations, the need for interim measures and the purpose of her global public relations push.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

03 April 2018

When Arnold & Porter merged with Kaye Scholer, it marked one of largest law firm tie-ups of the past decade - and one of the most significant combinations of antitrust practices in the recent history of Big Law, particularly in the US.

An interview with Dimitrios Kyritsakis

An interview with Dimitrios Kyritsakis

01 April 2018

The Greek government appointed Dimitrios Kyritsakis, former Supreme Court judge, as president of Greece’s Competition Commission in September 2009. Since then, he and his colleagues have raised the competition authority’s profile well above what is expected of agencies in smaller European jurisdictions. Malina McLennan spoke with him in Athens last autumn

Greece’s competition bar

Greece’s competition bar

01 April 2018

Greece’s competition practitioners remain steady and active in the face of considerable economic unease and political upheaval. Malina McLennan reviews the heavyweights of the Hellenic bar

An interview with Alexandre Barreto de Souza

An interview with Alexandre Barreto de Souza

01 April 2018

In April 2017, Brazilian president Michel Temer appointed former ministry official Alexandre Barreto de Souza as president of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE). In an interview at the BRICS conference in Brazil last October, Charles McConnell asked Souza about his first months at CADE and what the future might hold for the Brazilian enforcer

Punishing competition

01 April 2018

When a country misbehaves in the eyes of others, it may find itself on the receiving end of sanctions. Charles McConnell explores how this punishment for political actions can affect economic concentration and competition

Power to the people

Power to the people

01 April 2018

The political left and right increasingly coincide in populism, which can conflict with the professional class of competition enforcers. Malina McLennan looks at the battles over agency independence brewing across Europe