Nicolas charbit (Concurrences)
The fifth edition of the Concurrences Journal conference ’New Frontiers of Antitrust’ was attended by 275 persons at the Ministry of Economics and Finance on 21 Feb. 2014. Attendees came from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the US. This year, we welcomed two keynote speakers : EU Commissioner Joaquín Almunia and Minister Benoît Hamon. The four high level panels gathered 20 speakers from 7 jurisdictions. The result was a day of intense debate and discussion with enforcers, attorneys, in-house counsels and academics. The conference proceedings reflect the intense debates held during this day. The proceedings have been released on line in Concurrences N° 2-2014. The print version will be released as a book in September 2014. We are most thankful to the conference Steering Committee headed by Frederic Jenny and Laurence Idot. Their choice for the four panels was carefully thought out to achieve just the right mix of topical subjects, political issues and scholarship. We are also thankful to the panel sponsors – Cleary Gottlieb, CRA, E.CA, Gibson Dunn, MAPP, Norton Rose, and, Shearman & Sterling - and the social event sponsors – Clifford Chance, Compass, Jones Day, Mayer Brown, Microeconomix, and, White & Case - who helped make this event such a success from the point of view of both scholarship and networking. We look forward to welcoming you to the 6th New Frontiers of Antitrust conference in February 2015 in Paris. Meanwhile, we are delighted to share with you some of the key features of the 2014 conference.