INTERVIEW: MULTIPLE COMPETITION LAW REGIMES - APPLICATION - GLOBAL BUSINESSES AND MARKETS

Roy HOFFINGER (Qualcomm): Reflections on the application of multiple competition law regimes to global businesses and markets

Interview conducted by Jonathan Kanter, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Washington.

As in-house counsel, you are responsible for representing Qualcomm in a wide variety of jurisdictions, some of which have divergent approaches to antitrust and competition law enforcement. At the same time, you have the challenge of providing clear guidance to business people operating across borders. How do you balance the two? Differences between competition law agencies in substantive law and investigation processes pose a significant challenge to companies with global operations. The challenge has increased as more nations adopt and actively enforce competition laws. In providing competition law advice in this environment, I first consider the application of sound antitrust principles to the relevant facts. These principles typically are drawn from economic theory, which

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Authors

  • University of San Diego
  • Paul Weiss (Washington)

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Roy Hoffinger, Jonathan Kanter, Roy HOFFINGER (Qualcomm): Reflections on the application of multiple competition law regimes to global businesses and markets, February 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 62396, www.concurrences.com

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