2021 Antitrust Writing Awards Virtual Ceremony

The 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards Ceremony took place on June 30th, 2021.

Awards announcements

Best Academic Articles (presented by Juliane Kokott)
Juliane Kokott European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Best Business Articles (presented by Sarah Oxenham Allen)
Sarah Oxenham Allen Attorney General of Virginia
Best Soft Laws (presented by Aik Kor Sia)
Aik Kor Sia Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore
Student papers (Barbara Samaniego)
Barbara Samaniego George Washington University - School of Law (Washington)

Keynote Speeches

Closing Keynote Speech by Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar United States Senate
Introductory Remarks by Bill Kovacic
William E. Kovacic United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Opening Keynote Speech by Richard Powers


"Badmouthing Your Competitor's Products : When Does Denigration Become an Antitrust Issue ?" (Business | Unilateral Conduct | AWA 2021)
Morten Nissen Bird & Bird (Copenhagen)
"Buckle Up: The Global Future of Antitrust Enforcement and Regulation" (Business | General Antitrust | AWA 2021)
Frédéric Jenny ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
"Buyer power enforcement guidelines" (Soft Law | Unilateral Conduct | AWA 2021)
"Commission Communication on the protection of confidential information by national courts in proceedings for the private enforcement of EU competition law" (Soft Law | Private Enforcement | AWA 2021)
"Developing a Global Settlement Strategy" (Business | Private Enforcement | AWA 2021)
Mark Hamer Baker McKenzie (Washington D.C.)
"Digital Platforms and Antitrust" (Academic | Digital | AWA 2021)
"Equitable Monetary Relief Under the FTC Act : An Opportunity for a Marginal Improvement" (Academic | Procedure | AWA 2021)
James C. Cooper GMU Antonin Scalia Law School (Arlington)
"Guidelines on Access to Evidence" (Soft Law | Asian Antitrust | AWA 2021)
"Guidelines on Competition Compliance Programs" (Soft Law | Procedure (Jury's Choice) & Readers' Choice | AWA 2021)
"Mergers, Entry, and Consumer Welfare" (Academic | Economics | AWA 2021)
Nathan Miller Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)
"Modelling the macroeconomic impact of competition policy" (Soft Law | Economics | AWA 2021)
"No-Poach Antitrust Standard Unclear In Franchising" (Readers' Choice | Business | AWA 2021)
William Reiss Robins Kaplan (New York)
"Normative goals in merger control: Why merger control should not attempt to achieve “better” outcomes than competition" (Academic | Mergers | AWA 2021)
Stefan Thomas Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
"Priority-Setting as a Double-Edged Sword : How Modernisation Strengthened the Role of Public Policy" (Academic | Concerted Practices | AWA 2021)
Or Brook University of Leeds
"Rebating Antitrust Fines to Encourage Private Damages Negotiations" (Academic | Private Enforcement | AWA 2021)
"Reconceiving Big Tech : Decentralizing the Industry to Align Incentives and Maximize Total Welfare" (Student Paper | AWA 2021)
Todd Davies Technical University Munich
"Understanding The Econometric Tools of Antitrust – With No Math!" (Business | Economics | AWA 2021)
Charlie Gibbons The Brattle Group (San Francisco)