Conference coverage

One week left for Women in Antitrust 2021 nominations

GCR is accepting nominations until 29 January for inclusion in the sixth edition of Women in Antitrust, which profiles leading female competition lawyers, economists, academics and enforcers.

22 January 2021

Tickets available for GCR’s antitrust law leaders forum

Tickets are still available for GCR Interactive: Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, where a host of top competition enforcers from the US and Europe will come together to discuss digital markets and the future of enforcement.

13 January 2021

WATCH: GCR Interactive: Merger Control

GCR Interactive: Merger Control took place on 21 and 22 October. A full recording is now available to watch.

18 December 2020

Sims: enforcers can learn from Asian counterparts on digital issues

Western enforcers should pay more attention to how agencies in Asia are fighting the anticompetitive conduct of large technology companies, the head of Australia’s competition authority has said.

08 December 2020

New FDI regime is not about protectionism, UK official says

A UK government official has insisted that the country’s incoming foreign direct investment regime is not about protectionism but is focused “very strictly” on national security.

03 December 2020

FDI screening mechanism will lead to “bedlam”, EU lawyers say

Practitioners have warned that the European Commission’s new screening mechanism for foreign direct investment is likely to become “log jammed” as the authority balances it with merger control and potential foreign subsidy reviews.

02 December 2020

Still time to register for GCR Interactive: Foreign Investment and Protectionism

There is still time to sign up for GCR Interactive’s two-day conference beginning today on foreign investment and protectionism, which features government officials from the US and the UK.

30 November 2020

Wilson: Democratic dissents “provide a good roadmap” for future FTC expectations

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said the dissents written by both Democratic commissioners during the past two or three years “provide a very good roadmap” of how the agency might function under a Democratic chair.

20 November 2020

Facebook official criticises Democratic legislative proposals

Proposed legislation intended to address perceived competition issues by lowering burdens of proof is unlikely to be positive for antitrust, Facebook’s director and associate general counsel for competition has said.

19 November 2020

Slaughter: FTC uses "far too many" resources on clearly illegal mergers

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency spends “far too many of our enforcement dollars on mergers that are clearly illegal”, demonstrating that enforcement is failing to deter competitive harm.

18 November 2020

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