Great Antitrust Enforcers: Bruno Lasserre

Interview of Bruno Lasserre, Vice-President of the Conseil d’Etat, former President of the Autorité de la concurrence by Bill Kovacic, Professor at George Washington University and King’s College London. This video is part of the "Great Antitrust Enforcers Video" run by George Washington University in partnership with Concurrences.

Bill Kovacic

I am Bill Kovacic. I am a member of the Law School Faculties at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and King’s College, London, and welcome to our continuing series of interviews with distinguished leaders of competition agencies. Our guest today is Bruno Lasserre. Bruno is currently the Vice President of the Conseil d’État in France. His appointment to this position earlier this year began the later stage of a remarkable career in economic policy regulation and public administration. A major focus of that career before coming to the Conseil d’État has been competition law and policy.

From 2004 to 2009, Bruno was President of the Conseil de la Concurrence and from 2009 to 2016, he led its successor institution, the Autorité de la concurrence. So following the merger, Bruno succeeded to the new institution Presidency. In both capacities he helped build an elite competition law system, one that is greatly respected at home and deeply influential abroad. When I was Chair of the Federal Trade Commission on many occasions, I turned to Bruno for advice about how to lead an agency, and it is delightful for me today to be able to continue that conversation. Welcome, Bruno.

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  • French State Council (Paris)
  • British Competition Authority - CMA (London)