What are the Antitrust Writing Awards ?

The aim of the Antitrust Writing Awards is to promote competition scholarship and to contribute to competition advocacy. The 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards Jury contributes to this achievement by selecting the best writings published in 2018. The 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards consist of :

 “Best Articles” : Awards for the best articles published in academic and professional publications by individual authors
 “Best Soft Laws” : Selection of the most innovative non-enforcement tools published by competition agencies such as guidelines, market studies, white papers, etc.
 “Best NewsLetters” : Ranking of the best law firms antitrust newsletters.

A Board and two Steering Committees, composed of leading enforcers, academics and counsels, participate impartially in this selection and seek to reward the most meaningful antitrust publications of 2018. In order to ensure impartiality, members of the Board cannot vote for their own articles, and the Steering Committees and Editorial Committee are not eligible to compete.

The 2019 edition of the Awards Gala Dinner took place on March 26, 2019 in Washington DC.


The "Best Articles" selection aims to reward writing, scholarship, originality, practical relevance and the contribution they make to competition advocacy. "Best Articles" are divided into "Academic" (long articles accepted for publication, published, or released in print or electronic format in academic peer-reviewed journals, chapters of academic books or student journals…) and "Business" (short articles accepted for publication, published, or released in print or electronic format in professional publications, such as non-peer reviewed journals, briefs, memoranda, blogs...).


The “Best Soft Law” selection aims to contribute to developing antitrust culture and awareness. Alongside the ICN’s work, it seeks to support international antitrust advocacy by drawing attention towards the most meaningful competition agency practices. It aims at singling out some of the most interesting administration practices that could be usefully applied more generally.


While the Best Articles Awards reward individual articles, the Best Newsletters Ranking rewards antitrust newsletters and related free access professional publications considered overall. The Best Newsletters Ranking’s goal is to promote competition advocacy by selecting the best of these publications so that counsels can know what they should read first, depending on the subject matter.


See full rules here.


The Antitrust Writing Awards results were made public at the Gala Dinner on March 26, 2019 - the day before the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting - in Washington DC.


Concurrences Review and George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center, are organizing the Antitrust Writing Awards with the support of partners.