Roundtable Conference with Enforcement Officials Attorney General Eric Holder and agency heads from the U.S. and Europe provide updates from their respective agencies. Among the topics discussed are criminal enforcement, merger challenges, impact of new technologies, state immunity, and worldwide antitrust and consumer protection enforcement.
Interview with John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau, Canada The head of Canada’s competition agency discusses his plans to balance enforcement and advocacy, the reorganization of the Competition Bureau, and the impact of a series of appellate court decisions on mergers, trade associations, and price maintenance.
Interview with Antonio Gomes, President, Portuguese Competition Authority Antonio Gomes reflects on the growth in the capability of the Portuguese Competition Authority, including the success of its leniency and merger programs and on his outreach to the bar and key stakeholders in Portugal.
Interview with Han Li Toh, Chief Executive and Commissioner, Competition Commission of Singapore Han Li Toh, the Chief Executive and a Commissioner of Singapore’s competition agency, reflects on the particular challenges of applying competition law in a small mercantile jurisdiction, noting that local transactions, not multinational ones, are often the most problematic.
Interview with Tembinkosi Bonakele, Commissioner, South African Competition Commission Tembi Bonakele discusses the possible criminalization of South Africa’s cartel regime, how the agency handles public interest factors, the agency’s review of the health care sector, and more.