Read the 10 best academic and business antitrust articles published in 2012!

Nominated by Julie Brill, Alexander Italianer, Frédéric Jenny, Bill Kovacic, Bruno Lasserre



«The Antitrust Writing Awards are a unique opportunity to read some of the best academic and business articles of the year. I thoroughly enjoyed the different perspectives on antitrust that each article provided, as well as the well-crafted arguments put forward by their talented writers.» Alexander Italianer, European Commission (2013)

«It was an insightful exercise to read so many well written articles covering a wide range of topics ranging from US and EU antitrust & merger laws to the Chinese leniency program.» Alexander Italianer, European Commission (2012)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are the right event, on the right issue, at the right time. I thank George Washington University Law School and the Institute of Competition Law for launching this initiative.» Frédéric Jenny, OECD Competition Committee (2012)

«By recognizing superior writing in academia and practice, the Antitrust Writing Awards enhance the indispensable intellectual infrastructure of our field.» William E. Kovacic, George Washington University (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are a welcome initiative to stimulate academic and professional writing and promote excellence.» William E. Kovacic, George Washington University (2012)

«I truly enjoyed taking part in the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards, which serves an important function in helping promote quality articles in the antitrust field. It is also an illustration of the cooperation at play between antitrust publications to ensure the greatest circulation of academic and professional expertise.» Bruno Lasserre, French Competition Authority (2013)

«These Awards recognize excellence in antitrust writing, and we expect over time they will have a real impact on the way agencies and practitioners think about competition matter around the world.» Jon Leibowitz, US Federal Trade Commission (2012)

Academic Steering Committee

«The Writing Awards have been very valuable in highlighting antitrust scholarship and emphasizing the transnational characteristics of today’s antitrust scholarship. I applaud the efforts of the Concurrences team!» David Gerber, Kent College of Law (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards represent a very valuable project that will encourage and support excellence in antitrust writing.» David Gerber, Kent College of Law (2012)

«The awards ceremony was a rewarding event in more ways than one. It was a pleasure to see these outstanding authors from all over the world and to hear a synthesis of their work which has contributed so much to the law and it’s practice.» Eleanor Fox, New York University (2013)

«It was an inspired event. I shall look forward to many more years of rewarding excellence in antitrust writing.» Eleanor Fox, New York University (2012)

«It is difficult to get through a busy day and make time to read work that is cutting edge. The award process bring to light practitioner and academic papers that are ‘must reads’.» D. Daniel Sokol, University of Minnesota Law School (2013)

«The writing process provided exposure to a number of very interesting articles and client alerts. I applaud Concurrences for bringing these works to the attention of a broad group of practitioners." D. Daniel Sokol, University of Minnesota Law School (2012)

«There is a great deal of writing in the area of antitrust, ranging from lengthy scholarly articles to short, timely notes on key cases. The Antitrust Writing Awards uniquely embrace and celebrate that scope for the benefit of all workers in the field.» Janusz A. Ordover, New York University (2012)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are an exciting celebration of the excellent research undertaken in the area of competition policy.» Andreas Stephan, University of East Anglia (2012)

Business Steering Committee

«The Antitrust Writing Awards provide a vital forum for the validation and recognition of thought-leading scholarship. They accompany and consecrate the rising prominence and impact of competition law on the global economy.» Paul Andres, Nestlé (2013)

«The quality and conciseness of the Business Articles, as well as the experience and knowledge which their authors are sharing, are of great use to corporate lawyers.» Jean-Yves Art, Microsoft (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards bring together the Academic and the Business world from many countries, contribute to a better understanding of other legal cultures and thereby promote the global development of Competition law.» Olaf Christiansen, Bertelsmann (2013)

"The Antitrust Writing Awards are a welcome addition to the antitrust community because they reward excellence among the many practical articles of use to antitrust counselors.» Steve Cernak, General Motors (2012)

«I commend the organisers for recognizing professional writing as a specific category. This initiative will, I hope, increase the quality and depth of such writing to provide the practical complement to academic articles.» Mathew Heim, Qualcomm (2012)

«What I found to be most encouraging about the Antitrust Writing Awards is that they value – and hopefully incent — short-form articles that offer important information and practical advice for antitrust practitioners.» Deborah Majoras, Procter & Gamble (2012)

Sponsors, Winners & Guests

«The Concurrences writing awards highlight outstanding work by practitioners in the area of competition law and policy and shed valuable light on ’cutting edge’ topics.» Alden Abbott, RIM (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards represent a perfect mix of academic and business writing and set the scene for a valuable exchange among all players in the antitrust arena.»
Anna Rosa Cosi, SanDisk (2013)

«I was impressed with the diligence with which the jury reviewed and selected the publications. This is a valuable exercise that not only rewards the authors, but also is very helpful for practitioners. We were honoured to receive an award for our firm’s alert memoranda and are grateful to Concurrences for this excellent initiative.»
Maurits Dolmans, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (2013)

«As sponsors as well as participants, we are delighted to play an active role in raising the bar of antitrust scholarship and the quality of client publications across the legal community.» Olivier Fréget, Allen & Overy (2013)

«We are pleased with the significant contribution that the Antitrust Writing Awards program makes to the development and promotion of antitrust scholarship and practical business literature.» J. Mark Gidley, White & Case (2013)

«I greatly value seeing the list of articles nominated for a Concurrences award each year because it invariably brings to my attention some excellent pieces I would otherwise have missed.» Douglas H. Ginsburg, New York University (2013)

«It was an honor to have our paper reviewed and considered by such a distinguished panel of luminaries, with such leading thinkers in both Europe and the United States. The concept of encouraging excellence in both academic and more practical writings on competition is an excellent one, and Concurrences has done a remarkable job in creating a process for doing so.» Jonathan M. Jacobson, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards represent a unique initiative to reward pure and applied research in antitrust. Academics and practitioners making valuable contributions to the literature see their names recognised and their work publicized. On a personal front, I have enjoyed reading some of the papers that were selected this year, most of which I would have overlooked absent this initiative.» Atilano Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon (2013)

«I greatly appreciate our receiving this award, and the dinner was a great opportunity to meet and talk with other practitioners and government enforcement officials.»
Scott P. Perlman, Mayer Brown (2013)

«This is a great event promoting antitrust scholarship around the world.» Hans Zenger, CRA (2013)

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