Tuesday, December 13, 2016
George Mason Law Review 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium
Twenty Years in Antitrust and Lessons for a New Administration Thursday, February 23, 2017 George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School - Arlington, VA
George Mason Law Review's 20th Annual Antitrust Symposium on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. The conference is organized by the George Mason Law Review and the Law & Economics Center's Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies.
The last twenty years has seen a massive proliferation of competition agencies around the globe, increasing to nearly 130 to date. On the 20th Anniversary of the George Mason Antitrust Symposium, global leaders in the field of antitrust will discuss changes in antitrust over the last twenty years and identify key lessons for the new administration. Specifically, the morning will be focused on merger enforcement domestically and abroad. The first panel will consider developments in Chinese merger law, which is increasingly important to global businesses. The second panel will use the Staples/Office Depot (1997) case and its recent replay to consider changes that have occurred in United States merger enforcement and draw lessons going forward. The afternoon will address two other important areas of antitrust: the globalization of cartel enforcement and the intersection of intellectual property and competition law. Both of these areas have undergone significant change over the last twenty years and face important questions going forward. In fact, nearly 20 years ago the DOJ and FTC jointly published “Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property” and recently released a proposed update to these guidelines for public comment. The symposium will be an excellent occasion to consider some of these important issues. The symposium has been approved for 5.0 Virginia MCLE credits.
You may view the current agenda.