«This year’s winning articles were the best crop ever; I think the Awards have increased the quality of antitrust writing.» Douglas Ginsburg, George Mason University School of Law (2018)

«Throughout the year I had the opportunity to read several of the articles that were awarded tonight. I am glad that these new knowledge is recognized by the Antitrust Writing Award, because these pieces of work helps us enforcers be our best.» Alejandra Palacios Prieto, Federal Competition Commission of Mexico (2018)

«It was an honor to be able to participate in recognizing so many worthy candidates for their outstanding contributions advising the business community on key recent developments in antitrust law.» Brent Snyder, Hong Kong Competition Commission (2018)

«The Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards Initiative fosters dialogue, debate and learning in the competition community worldwide. Introducing the Most Innovative Soft Laws Category contributes to the exchange of best practices and the increasing convergence between jurisdictions. The 2017 vintage was a moment of stimulating conversation of celebrating ideas.» Johannes Laitenberger, DG COMP (2017)

«With their outstanding contributions the authors play a key role in helping the antitrust community to keep ahead of global developments. The Antitrust Writing Awards are a great forum that pays tribute to their excellent work.» Andreas Mundt, Bundeskartellamt (2016)

«Having served as a member of the panel bestowing the 2014 Concurrences Awards for excellence in antitrust writing, I was very pleased to find the submissions ranged from the merely good to the truly outstanding. These awards have surely made antitrust academics and practitioners more alert to the value of writing well, with attention not only to substantive analysis but also to clarity and economy of presentation. Our field is blessed with an erudite academy and an intellectually sophisticated bar; the Concurrences Awards bring out the best in both.» Douglas H. Ginsburg, George Mason University (2014)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are a unique opportunity to read some of the best academic and business articles of the year. I thoroughly enjoyed the different perspectives on antitrust that each article provided, as well as the well-crafted arguments put forward by their talented writers.» Alexander Italianer, European Commission (2013)

«By recognizing superior writing in academia and practice, the Antitrust Writing Awards enhance the indispensable intellectual infrastructure of our field.» William E. Kovacic, George Washington University (2013)

«I truly enjoyed taking part in the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards, which serves an important function in helping promote quality articles in the antitrust field. It is also an illustration of the cooperation at play between antitrust publications to ensure the greatest circulation of academic and professional expertise.» Bruno Lasserre, French Competition Authority (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are the right event, on the right issue, at the right time. I thank George Washington University Law School and the Institute of Competition Law for launching this initiative.» Frédéric Jenny, OECD Competition Committee (2015)

«These Awards recognize excellence in antitrust writing, and we expect over time they will have a real impact on the way agencies and practitioners think about competition matter around the world.» Jon Leibowitz, US Federal Trade Commission (2012)

Academic Steering Committee

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are a fantastic means of disseminating and encouraging the best competition law and policy research globally. They are one of a kind in recognising and awarding excellence in competition law and economics scholarship.» Pinar Akman, University of Leeds (2018)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards mark and celebrate the vibrancy of the international antitrust community. They promote shared discourse and learning and help to foster excellence in research and writing by academics, practitioners and competition authorities. Judging the award submissions is a pleasurably invidious task given their consistently high calibre. I congratulate the steering committee, Concurrences and the George Washington Centre on this ongoing initiative.» Caron Beaton-Wells, Melbourne Law School (2018)

«Year after year, the Antitrust Writing Awards shed light on the top quality antitrust scholarship. The nominations serve as a guide to the most recent must-reads for those interested competition law developments.» Sandra Marco Colino, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018)

«This is a wonderful event that celebrates divers and important writing about a wide range of competition law matters and in that way increases the influence of thoughtful scholarship on the development of competition law in the U.S. and elsewhere. My work on the editorial committee has given me access to many articles that I would not otherwise have read and from which I have learned a great deal.» Douglas Melamed, Stanford Law School (2018)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards is an opportunity to connect thought leaders with a wider antitrust community to better impact policy.» Daniel Sokol, University of Florida (2018)

«The awards process is a tremendous undertaking, and it is of real value for the participants and for the development of competition law around the world.» David Gerber, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2016)

«The ceremony highlights how sophisticated analysis impacts practice.» D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law (2016)

«The 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards were a wonderful celebration of the extremely high calibre of antitrust scholarship around the world. Competition policy, law and enforcement worldwide is greatly enriched by the quality of the research that was evidenced in the papers reviewed for the Awards. It was a great pleasure to be involved.» Caron Beaton-Wells, University of Melbourne Law School (2014)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are a great service to the antitrust community. By collecting the best writing in the field of both practitioners and academics, the Writing Awards create a one-stop shop that saves tremendous amounts of time, keeps readers fully cognizant of the best new work, and provides recognition to those who make the effort to share their expertise with antitrust lawyers across the globe.» Clifford A. Jones, University of Florida Levin College of Law (2014)

«The awards ceremony was a rewarding event in more ways than one. It was a pleasure to see these outstanding authors from all over the world and to hear a synthesis of their work which has contributed so much to the law and it’s practice.» Eleanor Fox, New York University School of Law (2013)

«There is a great deal of writing in the area of antitrust, ranging from lengthy scholarly articles to short, timely notes on key cases. The Antitrust Writing Awards uniquely embrace and celebrate that scope for the benefit of all workers in the field.» Janusz A. Ordover, New York University (2012)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are an exciting celebration of the excellent research undertaken in the area of competition policy.» Andreas Stephan, University of East Anglia (2012)

Business Steering Committee

«The Antitrust Writing Awards promote valuable interaction among antitrust experts bringing the best possible selection of antitrust writings to the reader. As in-house counsel and member of the Business Steering Committee I truly value the useful insights and guidance offered by the articles I had the honor and pleasure to evaluate.» Anna Rosa Cosi, SanDisk (2016)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards bring together practical and theoretical scholarship that benefits everyone in the field. The focus on both scholars and practitioners from all over the world realizes economies of both scope and scale when addressing antitrust concerns. It was a pleasure to be involved in this year’s activities.» Timothy Boyle, Eaton (2016)

«It was my pleasure to serve on the Business Steering Committee this year. The Antitrust Writing Awards showcase the very best in antitrust writing over the past year, and participating in this process helps keep me updated on developing enforcement trends in the fast-pace and ever expanding world of antitrust and competition law.» Charles Webb, Walmart (2015)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards provide a vital forum for the validation and recognition of thought-leading scholarship. They accompany and consecrate the rising prominence and impact of competition law on the global economy.» Paul Andres, Nestlé (2013)

«The quality and conciseness of the Business Articles, as well as the experience and knowledge which their authors are sharing, are of great use to corporate lawyers.» Jean-Yves Art, Microsoft (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards bring together the Academic and the Business world from many countries, contribute to a better understanding of other legal cultures and thereby promote the global development of Competition law.» Olaf Christiansen, Bertelsmann (2013)

"The Antitrust Writing Awards are a welcome addition to the antitrust community because they reward excellence among the many practical articles of use to antitrust counselors.» Steve Cernak, General Motors (2012)

«I commend the organisers for recognizing professional writing as a specific category. This initiative will, I hope, increase the quality and depth of such writing to provide the practical complement to academic articles.» Mathew Heim, Qualcomm (2015)

«What I found to be most encouraging about the Antitrust Writing Awards is that they value – and hopefully incent — short-form articles that offer important information and practical advice for antitrust practitioners.» Deborah Majoras, Procter & Gamble (2012)

Sponsors, Winners & Guests

«Thank you for a putting together such a lovely evening. It was great to connect with old colleagues and make new acquaintances, especially across the ocean.» Ceren Canal Aruoba, Cornerstone Research (2018)

«Healthy competition doesn’t end with private businesses. Awards and rankings drive innovation at agency level, because they make achievements in the area of antitrust enforcement transparent. The Antitrust Writing Awards have reached international recognition and reach a wide audience of business, academia and agencies allowing for a fruitful contest of ideas, initiatives and best practices.» Natalie Harsdorf, Federal Competition Authority (Austria) (2018)

«The 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards put on be Concurrences was a wonderful way to celebrate great writing in antitrust as well as connect with old a new friends alike.» Emma Kelly, TransPerfect Legal Solutions (2018)

«The Concurrences Awards Dinner is an annual opportunity to recognize superb writing and analysis in the global competition law sphere. With first-rate organization and planning by the Concurrences team and GWU Law School, this premier event brings practitioners, academics and senior agency officials together in a lively social setting. The dinner and awards ceremony have become an essential part of the competition community calendar.» Mel Marquis, European University Institute (2018)

«I am struck by the novelty of the topics and depth of the thinking. It is extremely important not only to reflect on the constant development in an area but also to push the boundaries and to question conventional wisdom if we must. It is extremely valuable to see the writing reflect not just the most up to date positions but also on the “what ifs” and the “alternative scenarios” of any situation because tomorrow may be different.» Anna Wu, Hong Kong Competition Commission (2018)

«It was a pleasure to participate at a prestigious Antitrust Writing Award Gala Dinner.» Gilvandro Araújo, Administrative Council for Economic Defense - CADE (Brazil) (2017)

«I was honored to receive an award for my article with Carl Minniti on citizen petitions. Our empirical study showed that there is a concern that the activity, which is designed to raise safety concerns, has been used by brand drug companies to delay generic entry. It is a true honor to receive such an award, which will hopefully raise awareness of this conduct. And I am grateful to Concurrences and GW for their creation of these awards and all of the work they do every year to run the competition and host a delightful dinner. In highlighting scholarship that is particularly deserving of attention, Concurrences and GW provide a real service to the antitrust community.» Michael Carrier, Rutgers School of Law (2017)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards are pivotal in promoting and showcasing excellence in antitrust scholarship. The nominations provide a reliable list of the year’s must-read pieces on all aspects of competition law. It is an honour to have been nominated in 2017 and to have won the Readers’ Vote in the category of Cross-Border Issues for my piece on leniency programmes.» Sandra Marco Colino, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards not only brings well deserved recognition to those who have a true passion for competition law but more importantly, provides the priceless benefit of challenging our intellect with their theories, knowledge, expertise and talent.» Vic Domen, Tennessee Attorney General’s Office (2017)

«The Competition Bureau was honoured to receive the “Best Innovative Soft Law” distinction for its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines. Thank you to the Antitrust Writing Awards for increasing knowledge and promoting a shared understanding of the best, most forward-thinking and innovative practices within the antitrust community.» Vicky Eatrides, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau of Canada (2017)

«As a 2017 academic writing winner for my work with Michal Gal and a former member of the Academic Steering Committee I am appreciative of the highly successful effort that Concurrences and GW Law have made to encourage and to reward writing efforts by incredible area of academics and practitioners.» Daniel Rubinfeld, NYU Law (2017)

«It is a real honour for the "The Competition Act 1998 (Redress Scheme) Regulations 2015’ to be elected the Most Innovative Soft Law by renowned, international antitrust experts. The purpose of the Regulations is to allow businesses that have breached competition law to voluntarily offer compensation quickly to businesses and consumers, and at lower cost than through court proceedings. We really appreciate the role of the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards in recognising this work.» Robyn Whitmore, UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (2016)

«Many thanks to Concurrence and its distinguished board for recognizing practical pieces as well academic articles on competition law and policy. I was very pleased and surprised that my article on global antitrust compliance was selected in the Cross Border business category. In this particularly challenging and ever changing area, we all have much to learn as we seek to understand and comply with the competition laws of other countries entering the global arena.» Roxane C. Busey, Baker & McKenzie (2015)

«The jury reviewed and selected a great number of publications with real diligence. This not only rewards the authors, but also is very helpful for practitioners, because it highlights the most interesting and influential papers from an increasing flood of publications that is more and more difficult to follow. We were honoured to receive an award for our firm’s alert memoranda and for several articles authored by lawyers from our firm, and we are grateful to Concurrences for this excellent initiative.» Maurits Dolmans, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (2015)

«Gets you educated on cutting-edge issues and offers the best networking event of the antitrust spring meeting – I never miss it!» In-house Antitrust Counsel, DC (2015)

«Law professors so often write without any meaningful feedback or hearing only from those who disagree with them (to be sure, in the spirit of healthy debate). To have our work not only recognized, but recognized by board members whose work we respect so much and by institutions with so much credibility, is a rare and delightful treat.» Robert Lande, University of Baltimore and Joshua Davis, University of San Francisco School of Law (2014)

«The Awards celebrate excellence in an area that clients find important and where most competition lawyers practice every day: explaining in plain language what the law is and where it is – or should be – heading.» Steve Cernak, Schiff Hardin (2014)

«The Concurrences writing awards highlight outstanding work by practitioners in the area of competition law and policy and shed valuable light on ’cutting edge’ topics.» Alden Abbott, RIM (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards represent a perfect mix of academic and business writing and set the scene for a valuable exchange among all players in the antitrust arena.»
Anna Rosa Cosi, SanDisk (2013)

«As sponsors as well as participants, we are delighted to play an active role in raising the bar of antitrust scholarship and the quality of client publications across the legal community.» Olivier Fréget, Allen & Overy (2013)

«We are pleased with the significant contribution that the Antitrust Writing Awards program makes to the development and promotion of antitrust scholarship and practical business literature.» J. Mark Gidley, White & Case (2013)

«I greatly value seeing the list of articles nominated for a Concurrences award each year because it invariably brings to my attention some excellent pieces I would otherwise have missed.» Douglas H. Ginsburg, New York University (2013)

«It was an honor to have our paper reviewed and considered by such a distinguished panel of luminaries, with such leading thinkers in both Europe and the United States. The concept of encouraging excellence in both academic and more practical writings on competition is an excellent one, and Concurrences has done a remarkable job in creating a process for doing so.» Jonathan M. Jacobson, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (2013)

«The Antitrust Writing Awards represent a unique initiative to reward pure and applied research in antitrust. Academics and practitioners making valuable contributions to the literature see their names recognised and their work publicized. On a personal front, I have enjoyed reading some of the papers that were selected this year, most of which I would have overlooked absent this initiative.» Atilano Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon (2013)

«I greatly appreciate our receiving this award, and the dinner was a great opportunity to meet and talk with other practitioners and government enforcement officials.»
Scott P. Perlman, Mayer Brown (2013)

«This is a great event promoting antitrust scholarship around the world.» Hans Zenger, CRA (2013)