22-23 June: The BRICS Competition Law and Policy Forum

We aim to launch an annual BRICS Competition Law and Policy Workshop bringing together academics thinking critically about these areas of law and the heads of the competition authorities of the BRICS jurisdictions and heads/representatives of economic regulators (independent administrative authorities and ministerial departments), with representatives of the business community and consumer organizations to discuss competition policy and regulatory developments that are of particular importance for the BRICS economies.

The intellectual ambition of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Workshop is to

  • establish a high profile discussion forum for BRICS competition and economic regulation authorities to develop common thinking on issues of global competition law and policy and regulatory convergence for which they have a particular interest or for which their interests may converge;
  • promote discussion on the role of competition law and policy in the BRICS economies by bringing together the BRICS competition authorities, economic regulators, business representatives, consumer associations and other actors involved in competition policy (e.g. IP authorities, courts);
  • critically reflect on the application of existing models of competition law to the BRICS jurisdictions, on the value of convergence and on the relations between competition law with economic regulation and the specific model of development followed in the BRICS jurisdictions;
  • produce theoretical and practical knowledge that may be relevant for the enforcement of competition law in the BRICS jurisdictions and other jurisdictions with similar institutional structures;
  • engage in the discussion academics from BRICS jurisdictions, as well as international experts in the field, in order to create a stronger academic community interested in competition law and economic regulation matters in the BRICS and to establish links between different research units in BRICS jurisdictions interested in competition law and policy and economic regulation.

The detailed program of the conference is available on the UCL website.

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