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2015 Antitrust Writing Awards

The 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards were announced by Terrell McSweeny and Howard Shelanski.

The 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards & Ranking featured an Academic Steering Committee with 26 leading US and EU professors (NYU, Georgetown University, King’s College London, etc.) and a Business Steering Committee with 30 counsels (Microsoft, Bertelsmann, Qualcomm, Google, Intel, American Express, etc.).

- Click here to read the winning-awards articles
- Click here to read the best soft laws
- Click here to see the newsletter ranking
- [http://awa2015.concurrences.com/article/jury]

WELCOME REMARKS

WILLIAM E. KOVACIC

Bill Kovacic introduced the Awards and the new feature of “Best Soft Law” selection. This recently introduced category is neither an award nor a ranking but a selection of the most interesting administration practices (i.e., guidelines, market studies, white papers issued by competition agencies) that are believed to be an inspiring model for competition agencies around the world. “Best Soft Law” aims at contributing to the development of antitrust culture and awareness; it also seeks to support international antitrust advocacy by drawing attention towards the most meaningful competition agency practices. It is a recognition of the trend towards softer forms of governance and quasi-legal measures that play an important role as an information source for individuals and companies in the market. Soft law aids the understanding of the complex antitrust rules developed through case law, it makes the system more transparent enhancing legal certainty.

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Speakers

  • UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (London)
  • US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)
  • Georgetown University