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GAI Scholars Nominated for Concurrences 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards

Concurrences nominated five papers written by individual members of the Global Antitrust team for the Antitrust Writing Awards in the Academic Articles competition. Voting is open until March 14!

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Mauá Merit Medal Recipient

Dario Oliveira Neto receiving Brazil’s Maua Merit Medal The GAI congratulates Dario Oliveira Neto, GAI’s director of Latin America Competition Advocacy Program, on receiving Brazil’s Mauá Merit Medal (Medalha de Mérito Mauá). The Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure recognized Dario with this prestigious award in the Mauá Cross (Cruz Mauá) category for his work with the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), where he served as the head of the technical advisory unit to the president’s office.

“I feel deeply honored to be awarded a merit medal in the name of Barão e Visconde de Mauá, a brilliant Brazilian of the 19th century known for his initiatives and developments in the private sector, principally, in the markets related to infrastructure,” Dario remarked. “Barão de Mauá was a great entrepreneur who helped to develop the Brazilian economy and to enhance competition in the markets.”

Distinguished Scholar of Competition Law

The Global Antitrust Institute welcomes Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo to the appointment of Distinguished Scholar of Competition Law.

Alexandre Cordeiro MacedoAlexandre Cordeiro Macedo is the President of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). CADE is a branch of the Brazilian government that is responsible for investigating and resolving competition issues, as well as fostering and promoting the culture of competition in Brazil. Prior to becoming the head of CADE in July 2021, President Cordeiro served as the Superintendent General of CADE for four years, and also as a Commissioner at CADE.

The Administration of Antitrust: The FTC and the Rule of Law Conference

Recently, the C. Boyden Gray Center and the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) co-hosted a full-day conference in Washington, DC, to discuss the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Constitution, and the future of antitrust policy.

View the keynote address by Professor William E. Kovacic, professor of law and director of the Competition Law Center at the George Washington University Law School below, and watch the all the panel discussions with former agency officials, leading litigators, and top scholars in the fields of antitrust and constitutional law on our YouTube channel.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24, 2023 and plan to join us at Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA, for the George Mason Law Review 26th Annual Antitrust Symposium!

As always, this Symposium promises to provide wide-ranging and pertinent debates and discussions on antitrust law, so you won’t want to miss it.

More details to follow. Registration now open!

Watch all the videos from the 25th Annual Antitrust Symposium on our YouTube channel!

The Global Antitrust Institute Report on the Digital Economy

The Global Antitrust Institute is proud to announce that our Report on the Digital Economy is now available to read here:

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