On October 24, 2014, Concurrences Journal in partnership with New York University School of Law presented the inaugural conference, “Antitrust in Emerging and Developing Countries.”
The conference was a tremendous success. Five panels of 24 prominent speakers representing 10 jurisdictions and two eminent keynote speakers explored the economic context and addressed the challenges and developments in competition law and policy in emerging and developing jurisdictions. Recognizing the coming of age of developing countries’ competition law systems, the panelists (academics, enforcers, and practicing lawyers) engaged in passionate debates about what this means in law, policy and on-the-ground reality for business, consumers, and the world.
The conference underscores the reality that, in this globalized business landscape, firms must have regard to the competition laws of emerging economies, including in particular China, India, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa, whether they are merging, collaborating with competitors, or designing distribution systems. Business is facing dedicated enforcers who are trying to make their markets work in the face of challenges posed by the public and private power; the conference revealed that the challenges and therefore the responses are not always the same in the developed and developing world.
This book collects the papers of the conference participants on unique and pressing competition issues in developing countries presented and debated at this one-day event.