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Interview 1: Concurrences’ Trade associations, lobbyists and competition law
Date and Location: 18 April 2017, Brussels
Speaker: Fiona Carlin

Conference organized by Concurrences Review in partnership with Baker McKenzie, Avisa, Compass Lexecon.

Fiona Carlin – Trade associations, lobbyists and competition law – 18 April 2017 – Brussels from Concurrences on Vimeo.
Fiona speaks about compliance rules and risks around trade associations and lobbying.

Interview 2: Concurrences’ Antitrust in Asia: One size fits all? ASEAN, China, Hong Kong, India
Date and Location: 7 April 2017, Hong Kong
Speaker: Stephen Crosswell

This third edition of the Antitrust in Asia conference was held in Hong Kong on 7 April 2017, jointly organised by Concurrences Review and Chinese University of Hong Kong with the support of Hong Kong Competition Association, ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School.

Stephen Crosswell from Concurrences on Vimeo.
Stephen speaks about competition issues around conglomerates. Are conglomerates more at risk for competition violations and should they be viewed differently to smaller companies by regulators?


Interview 3: Concurrences’ Antitrust Writing Awards
Date and Location: 28 March 2017, Washington, DC
Speaker: Bill Batchelor

The 2017 Antitrust Writing Awards featured an Academic Steering Committee with 23 leading US and EU professors (NYU, Georgetown University, King’s College London, etc.) and a Business Steering Committee with 37 counsels (Microsoft, Bertelsmann, Qualcomm, Google, Intel, American Express, etc.).

Bill Batchelor (Baker McKenzie) from Concurrences on Vimeo.
Bill comments on the highly controversial Dow/Dupont case in which the European Commission used its new approach to deals in R&D intensive sectors – the “innovation harm” theory – for the first time, alleging that a reduction in R&D hubs could be anticompetitive even where there were no overlapping current or pipeline products. Bill comments on the implications of the new theory and contrasts the US more restrictive approach.


Interview 4: Concurrences’ ASEAN Antitrust: The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries
Date and Location: 24 April 2015, Singapore

This inaugural conference was held in Singapore, on 23 April 2015, jointly organised by ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School with the support of Concurrences Journal, and discussed the latest antitrust developments in the ASEAN countries.

Ken Chia – Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow from Concurrences on Vimeo.
Ken Chia speaks on merger control in ASEAN, including current considerations and potential upcoming developments.


Fiona Carlin is the head of the EU Competition & Regulatory Affairs practice in Brussels. She is the former Chief Executive of much of Baker McKenzie’s EMEA Region and the former Chair of the Firm’s Global Competition and Antitrust Law Practice comprising more than 320 lawyers in over 40 countries. She has remained an active practitioner throughout her various leadership roles with a particular focus on regulated industries. Fiona is also the Chair of the European Advisory Board of Catalyst, a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business. She was a founding and long-standing member of Baker McKenzie's Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is dedicated to creating an inclusive high performance culture where the talent of our lawyers and business professionals can flourish. Fiona has been listed in "The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers" since 2009, and is among Global Competition Review's Top 100 Women in Antitrust. Chambers quotes clients as citing her "legal and pragmatic advice" and describing her as "globally minded".


Stephen Crosswell is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Competition practice in Hong Kong, where he oversees competition matters in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Korea. He is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for competition/antitrust by Chambers Asia. He wrote the Hong Kong chapters of Sweet & Maxwell's Competition Law in China & Hong Kong and the Oxford University Press Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook. Mr. Crosswell regularly speaks at leading antitrust events in Asia. He is also involved in capacity building with regional regulators and antitrust policy work. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Crosswell headed a Magic Circle firm's antitrust and competition practice in Hong Kong and coordinated their overall practice in Asia.