CONFERENCES: DEVELOPING ECONOMIES - GLOBALIZATION - GLOBAL TRADE - MERGER CONTROL - ECONOMIC GROWTH - INEQUALITY

Competition and Globalization in Developing Economies (New York, October 28, 2016)

The 2016 New York University School of Law conference, jointly organized with Concurrences Review, was held on October 28 on "Competition and Globalization in Developing Economies". The trade and competition regimes have markedly different degrees of formality at the international level and operate largely independently of one another. Despite this observation, there are a range of issues where collaboration between trade and competition professionals would be fruitful. Considering how rapidly emerging economies are taking center stage in antitrust enforcement, care must be taken to ensure appropriate integration into international rules-based frameworks. This article explores the proposed modifications to the Antitrust Guidelines the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission and compares it with the approaches of other jurisdictions.

The place of competition and development in the global trade and economic architecture Jonathan T. Fried Canada’s Ambassador to the WTO, Geneva 1. Just over one year ago, and just up the road, all of the world’s governments made a historic decision. At the UN General Assembly, they unanimously adopted what have come to be known as the “Sustainable Development Goals,” or officially, “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” [1] This agenda comprises 17 goals, and 169 targets to support, as they put it, people, planet, prosperity and peace. And lest you too quickly come to the conclusion that this was about the environment, and part of the lead-up to the Paris climate change agreement, to the contrary this Agenda addresses environmental, social, and economic sustainability. 2.

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Authors

  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)
  • ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • World Trade Organization (Geneva)
  • Africa Competition Appeal Court (Pretoria)

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Jay Jurata, Dennis Davis, Jonathan Fried, Emily Luken, Competition and Globalization in Developing Economies (New York, October 28, 2016), February 2017, Concurrences Review N° 1-2017, Art. N° 83452, www.concurrences.com

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