As Co-Chairs of the International Antitrust Law Committee, we welcome you to the Committee's award-winning website.
The Committee is an international network of antitrust practitioners and officials from many jurisdictions, including those with established and developing antitrust regimes. We provide a unique forum for practitioners and others with an interest in antitrust to learn about antitrust developments around the world as they happen, influence international antitrust policy and laws, and connect with an interesting and fun group of professionals from all corners of the globe.
During this 2012-2013 ABA year, our main objective will be to further extend our geographical presence in different areas through several initiatives. Antitrust has a global reach and so does our Committee, which is particularly well placed to share expertise and contribute to the international debate on the policy issues facing the antitrust world. We also plan to continue to build on our platform of award winning programs, publications and policy initiatives we have pursued in prior years. We will begin with a program that will be held in New York on October 15 on “Effective Compliance Tools for cross-border regulation” and will follow with several panel discussions as part of the Fall Meeting in Miami that will bring together leading international experts addressing different topics related to antitrust enforcement.
Our Committee's success would not be possible without the energy, inspiration and involvement of our members and we welcome new suggestions and innovative ideas. As a member of this Committee, you will enjoy the unique opportunity to build your own network of antitrust colleagues around the world. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in our publications, policy and programming, and we encourage the participation of all Committee members. One of the best aspects of the Committee is that we always encourage new faces, ideas and contributions; you can quickly become an integral part of what we do.
Publications: The Committee's publishing efforts include an active listserve, the annual Year-in-Review, a Newsletter that we publish three times per year (Fall, Winter and Spring) and a Hot Topics series that allows practitioners to opine on recent developments in their jurisdiction. Copies of these publications are available on the right-hand-side of this page. This year, we will also be publishing a book, the Essentials of Merger Review, which provides detailed descriptions of antitrust and competition laws regulating mergers, acquisitions, joint-ventures, and other relevant transactions in 62 jurisdictions. Several Committee members have taken an active role in developing this project and we expect this publication will serve as a major reference for in-house and outside counsel involved with both cross-border transactions. We are also planning to turn our Essentials of Cartel Investigations, which offers country-by-country information on cartel related issues into another hard-copy publication.
Policy: On the policy front, our network of Committee representatives and contacts is particularly active and continuously monitors prospective new competition laws and legislative/regulatory changes before they are implemented in jurisdictions around the world. You'll find the numerous recent comments that the Section has helped prepare on the right-hand-side of this page and any calls for current contributors in the WebLetter below. Please join our listserve to keep abreast of these developments or contact us if you would like to be actively involved in these publications.
Programming: The Committee also provides Brown Bag teleconferences on topical international antitrust issues on a regular basis throughout the year. Information about past and future Brown Bags is available on the right-hand-side of this page. Please contact us if you have a suggestion or would like to help organize one of these programs.
Meetings: The Committee develops terrific programs for the Section's seasonal meetings. This year, the Fall Meeting will take place in Miami, from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, and the Spring Meeting will take place in Washington, from April 23 to April 27. Attending our seasonal meetings is a great way to meet other Committee and Section members and get involved in our activities.
Please join our listserve and keep an eye out for our emails regarding opportunities to get involved. We would also appreciate your assistance in keeping the Committee informed of competition law developments and prospective legislative/regulatory changes in your jurisdiction.
Please also join our ongoing online discussion on the Committee's Linkedin page.
With your help, we look forward to making this our best Committee year ever!
All the best,
Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP