GCR August 2012
Access to justice
Can the ICN solve the due process deadlock?
After years of debate, competition specialists concerned about due process in antitrust investigations are now turning to the International Competition Network as a possible venue to reach agreement on potential global standards. Ron Knox looks at the issues, and at what the ICN might offer
For years, international observers have pegged Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) as one of the most promising and rapidly developing antitrust enforcers in the Western Hemisphere. Ron Knox speaks with José Miguel de la Calle, the agency’s superintendent, about the SIC’s recent history, and its potential for targeting cartels both at home and abroad
E-discovery, now ubiquitous in competition matters, dramatically changes the speed at which information is reviewed and submitted to agencies and courts. But the growing importance of data privacy is encroaching on the efficiency of the e-discovery process in competition law matters. Faaez Samadi looks at the issue
Gert Jan Koopman has been the European Commission’s deputy director-general for state aid since November 2010. He talks to Stefano Berra about the challenges of modernising state aid control and enforcing state aid rules at a time of financial crisis.
David A Schwartz, partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York, advised NYSE Euronext on its attempted merger with Deutsche Börse and has worked on numerous deals that have shaped the financial services sector over the past decade. He talks to Stefano Berra.
Country Survey: Malaysia
Following the rapid growth of many south-east Asian economies, Malaysia’s government has decided the time is right to introduce a competition law. But if Malaysia’s Competition Commission is to have an impact, it must persuade both the public and the business community that adhering to competition law principles is the right choice for the country’s economy. David Vascott finds out more
Shila Dorai Raj, chief executive officer of Malaysia’s Competition Commission, oversaw the implementation of the country’s new competition law earlier this year. She tells David Vascott about her work at the authority
Malaysia’s competition bar is beginning to take shape, although it’s still early days for the country’s handful of competition specialists. David Vascott finds out which firms are leading the way
Country Survey: Portugal
With Portugal’s new competition law and its EU-mandated commitment to effective competition, it’s a busy time for many of the country’s competition lawyers. Faaez Samadi meets the firms that continue to perform well despite the downturn
Portugal’s Competition Authority is an anomaly: a world leader in merger control but poorly performing in cartel enforcement. Faaez Samadi investigates how such divergent standards have arisen within the same organisation
The head of Portugal’s Competition Authority sat down with Faaez Samadi to discuss the country’s new competition law, and the benefits it will bring to the authority’s enforcement programme