26 October

Antitrust in Developing & Emerging Economies - 8th Annual Edition

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From 26 to 28 October

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26 Oct.

Tuesday, 26 October - 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 5pm CEST


Hassan QAQAYA | Senior Fellow, Global Competition and Consumer Law Program, The University of Melbourne (bio)


Big Tech platforms have become the subject of intense antitrust scrutiny in major industrialized countries, but the power of these platforms, and their economic effects, are also felt in developing countries. Developing countries now make great use of digital platform technologies in a wide variety of areas, from e-commerce, to financial transactions, to reaching customers throughout the world. What role should competition law play in these developing countries when it comes to digital markets? Can antitrust ensure accessible platforms and competitive digital markets? Can developing countries ride on the regulations crafted in developed jurisdictions?

Robert MAHINI | Senior Competition Counsel, Google, Washington D.C. (bio)
Pamela MONDLIWA | Research Associate, Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), Johannesburg (bio)
George PAUL | Partner, White & Case, Washington, D.C (bio)
Viswanath PINGALI | Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (bio)
Angela ZHANG | Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong (bio)
Moderator: Harry FIRST | Professor, New York University School of Law (bio)


27 Oct.

Wednesday, 27 October - 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 5pm CEST


Megamergers continue apace, as the global economy continues to be reshaped by COVID and the growth of digital technologies. Developing countries are often the biggest targets but have little power to stop even significantly anticompetitive mergers. Moreover, developing countries’ competition laws may mandate public interest conditions to protect workers and small suppliers and spread ownership. How does and should the law take account of the interests of developing countries?

Mondo MAZWAI | Chairperson, Competition Tribunal of South Africa, Pretoria (bio)
Georgiana POP | Global Lead - Markets and Competition Policy, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (bio)
Gönenç GÜRKAYNAK | Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, Istanbul (bio)
Patrick HUBERT | Partner, Orrick, Paris (bio)
Moderator: Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee, Paris (bio)


28 Oct.

Thursday, 28 October - 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 5pm CEST


In the pandemic and environmental crises, firms may seek solutions by collaboration. Are the collaborations illegal cartels? How should the competition agencies respond? What is different about developing countries? This panel will consider the array of “public interests” that might soften the cartel law.

Francis KARIUKI | Director General, Competition Authority of Kenya (bio)
Babatunde IRUKERA | Chief Executive, Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Abuja (bio)
Simon ROBERTS | Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Johannesburg | Director, Centre for Competition Economics, Johannesburg (bio)
David SHAW | Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Washington DC (bio)
Taimoon STEWART | Associate Senior Fellow, University of the West Indies, Cayman Islands (bio)
Moderator: Eleanor FOX | Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (bio)


Dennis DAVIS | Former Judge President, Competition Appeal Court of South Africa (bio)
Eleanor FOX | Professor, New York University School of Law (bio)
Harry FIRST | Professor, New York University School of Law (bio)


Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 12:45pm EDT

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Eleanor Fox Liber Amicorum, honouring the extraordinary career of Eleanor Fox through articles written by her friends and well-wishers.
Following the book presentation, you can exchange views with the participants and speakers from the different webinars of this edition, as well as with contributors to the book.
During this virtual event, you will be able to speak or chat with other attendees and navigate from table to table on a virtual hotel floor. Join us to raise a glass to Professor Fox!


Last year’s attendees

Enforcers: Canadian Competition Bureau, Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica, Competition and Markets Authority, Competition Authority of Kenya, Council of Europe, Egyptian Competition Authority, European Commission, Federal Competition Consumer Protection Commission, Federal Trade Commission, General Authority for Competition, General Court of the European Union, OECD, Philippine Competition Commission, South African Competition Tribunal, United Nations Conference Trade and Development, The World Bank...

Corporations: Banco itau, BBC, BDI, Bloomberg News, Comex, Concurrences, Deutsche Telekom AG, Emag, FedEx Corporation, Fiduciary Automation, FU, GAC, Heineken International, HKS, IBM, KBC Group, L’Oréal, Law.com, MLex, MSC, MultiChoice, News Corp, Nortons Incorporated, Omega Otomotiv, Ophiz, SAI, Sky (UK), Solo, T. İş Bank, Takealot Group, Tetra Pak, Verbatim Transceedings, Walmart ...

Lawyers: Allen & Overy, Alston & Bird, Axinn, BA, Bowmans, Cleary Gottlieb, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, CMS, Demarest, Dentons, ERM, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Garrigues, Geradin Partners, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Greenberg Traurig, HCA, Herbert Smith Freehills, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Linklaters, McDermott Will & Emery, Meagher & Flom, Medina Garrigó, Miranda y Amado, Morais Leitão, MWE, Nishimura & Asahi, Norton Rose Fulbright, O’Melveny, O´Farrell, Orrick, Pinheiro Neto, Reed Smith, Schoenherr, Skadden, Slate, Stibbe, Sullivan & Cromwell, Van Bael & Bellis, Wardyński & Partners, Webber Wentzel, Weil Gotshal, White & Case, Winston & Strawn ...

Economists: Albers Consulting, Anne Riley Consulting, Berkeley, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Compass Lexecon, Cornerstone Research UK Ltd, Fiduciary Automation, FTI Consulting, Genesis Analytics, HSF, KPMG, NERA Economic Consulting, PaRR, RBB Economics, Research Group (BRG), SSW Pragmatic Solutions, Tendencias, TMI Associates, Wealthcare Financial Group ...

Academics: Canadian University of Law, Delhi School of Economics, ESSEC, Harvard Kennedy School, Kings College London, Kobe University, Kuwait International Law School, La Sorbonne University, Nagasaki University, NYU School of Law, Okayama University, Osaka University, Queen Mary Universit of London, Rhodes University, Russian Higher School of Economics, Sciences Po, The University of Hong Kong, The University of the West Indies, UCL, University of Belgrade, University of Brasilia, University of Indonesia, University of Innsbruck, University of Johannesburg, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University of Verona - Law Department, University of Zagreb, Wayne State University ...

If you would like to read about this event’s topic, you can access the following Concurrences documents. If you do not have an access, please inquire for Subscription here.


Webinar #1 - Antitrust and Tech : Impact on the Developing World

1- Paula Farani de Azevedo Silveira, Paula de Andrade Baqueiro, Mor Bakhoum, Arsenio M. Balisacan, Luis Guilherme Ahlo Batista, Laurie Binge, Kevin Davis, Eleanor M. Fox, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Timothy T. Hughes, Helen Kean, Liberty Mncube, Marcio De Oliveira Jr, Leni Papa, George Paul, Daniel Rubinfeld, Pablo Trevisán, Competition law and developing countries: Overarching themes from Africa, cartels and corruption, and mergers, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94272

2- Claire Jeffs, Nele Dhondt, Dominance & Monopolization Research Program: An overview of EU and national case law, 25 June 2020, e-Competitions Dominance Research Program, Art. N° 93722

3- Rahul Singh, Swati Bala, The Indian Company Law Appellate Tribunal clarifies the emerging jurisprudence on hub-and-spoke cartel and standing requirements in a case concerning two ride-hailing platforms in the automobile services market for fixing cab fares through their apps (Uber / Ola), 29 May 2020, e-Competitions May 2020, Art. N° 95574

Webinar #2 - Cross Border and Multinational Mergers : Impact on Development

1- Frédéric Jenny, Substantive convergence in merger control: An assessment, January 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71283, pp. 21-41

2- OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on cross-border merger control and the challenges for developing and emerging economies, 1 February 2011, e-Competitions February 2011, Art. N° 85625

3- OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on agency decision-making in merger cases: prohibition and conditional clearances, 29 November 2016, e-Competitions November 2016, Art. N° 85497

4- Paula Farani de Azevedo Silveira, Paula de Andrade Baqueiro, Mor Bakhoum, Arsenio M. Balisacan, Luis Guilherme Ahlo Batista, Laurie Binge, Kevin Davis, Eleanor M. Fox, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Timothy T. Hughes, Helen Kean, Liberty Mncube, Marcio De Oliveira Jr, Leni Papa, George Paul, Daniel Rubinfeld, Pablo Trevisán, Competition law and developing countries: Overarching themes from Africa, cartels and corruption, and mergers, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94272

Webinar #3 - Collaboration : When is a Cartel not a Cartel because is sustains the Environment or eases a Crisis ?

1- Guy Canivet, Julian Nowag, Lucas Peeperkorn, Michael Ristaniemi, Ekaterina Rousseva, Alexandra Teorell, Maria Wasastjerna, Dirk Middelschulte, Sustainability and competition law, November 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97390, pp. 26-65

2- Rebekka Schlieper, Competition Law, Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability, Simon HOLMES, Dirk MIDDELSCHULTE and Martijn SNOEP, September 2021, Concurrences N° 3-2021, Art. N° 101675, pp. 260

3- Francisco Costa Cabral, The Dutch Competition Authority drafts guidelines on competition law and sustainability, 9 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 97229

4- Andreea Cosnita-Langlais, On the law and economics of public interest defense for cartels, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94324, www.concurrences.com


This is the 8th edition of this joint conference organized by Concurrences and NYU School of Law in partnership with sponsors. Due to the ongoing public health measures for COVID-19, the Antitrust in Developing and Emerging Economies Conference will be held via a series of 3 webinars from October 26th to 28th, 2021.

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