Conference coverage

Matos Rosa: Competition is key to green innovation

The president of the Portuguese Competition Authority has said enforcers need to “demystify” the view that competition policy is an obstacle to sustainability initiatives.

04 February 2021

Consumer empowerment will spur competition online, academics argue

Shattering the “illusion of control” that consumers think they hold over their online choices is key to boosting competition in the digital economy, Ariel Ezrachi has said.

26 January 2021

Agencies should consider racial inequities, current and ex-enforcers say

The US antitrust agencies should use their enforcement powers to counter systemic racism in American society, current and past leadership at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have said.

26 January 2021

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

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