Three articles authored by Brattle experts have been nominated for the 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards, which – presented annually by Concurrences and the George Washington University Law School’s Competition Law Center – honor the best in antitrust commentary. Brattle authors are nominated for “Best Article” awards in the Business (Economics and Procedure) and Academic (Procedure) categories.

While a jury of antitrust enforcers, counsel, and academics selects one winner in each subcategory, readers can vote for their favorite overall articles – in both the Business and Academic categories – for the Readers’ Choice Awards. Online voting, which is anonymous, is open through March 14, 2023.

Winners will be announced at the Antitrust Writing Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC on March 28, 2023. View Brattle’s nominated business and academic articles on the Concurrences website, and learn more about them below.

Business Articles

Subcategory: Economics

Three Brattle consultants – Principal Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, Consultant Rita Xiaoping Li, and Principal Dr. Josephine Duh – coauthored “China’s Merger Control on Non-Horizontal Transactions: The Growing Role of Economic Analyses and Behavioral Remedies.” The article, which appeared in the February 2022 issue of the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Antitrust Magazine Online, details issues related to economic analyses and remedies that have emerged in recent non-horizontal merger cases in China, which may set precedents for future proposed transactions.

Subcategory: Procedure

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte coauthored “Thou Art Weighed in the Balance – and Found Wanting? Evidence in Government Merger and Monopolization Litigation,” which appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of the ABA’s Antitrust Magazine. In light of US competition enforcers’ evolving policy goals and increasing litigation trends, the coauthors examine two questions in the context of merger and monopolization enforcement: What type of evidence will the agencies muster as part of their antitrust law reframing project, and, secondly, are the agencies making progress towards those goals?

Academic Articles

Subcategory: Procedure

Principals Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz and Dr. Albert Metz coauthored “Screening is a ‘Must Have’ Tool for Effective Antitrust Compliance Programmes,” a chapter appearing in Perspectives on Antitrust Compliance. Within, they outline the increased use of – and need for – properly designed screens in corporate antitrust compliance programs and detail some of the key factors companies should consider in determining their feasibility and application.

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