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Antitrust Rumours

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Heard three weeks ago in Hong Kong: our antitrust master, our antitrust icon, our antitrust god Prof. Richard Whish – who will be leaving King’s College London in August 2013 – would be a strong contender for a high-level position at the forthcoming Hong Kong Competition Authority.

Heard last week in Brussels: people close from the Court case have leaked to Chillin’Competition that the draft ruling in Intel v. Commission (T-286/09) will likely be an outstanding piece of nonsense ordoliberalism. Not yet out, and we already have a candidate for the worst 102 judgment of 2012. Wow!

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Written by Nicolas Petit

13 November 2012 at 9:44 pm

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  1. Whish is a great professor, has an excellent book and is -as far as I know- a very nice guy, but “icon” and “god” may be stretching it a little ;)

    With regard to the Intel-rumour, it’s probably sensible to wait for the Judgment before criticizing it. I don’t like it when people comment on cases before reading them, but anticipating a nomination for the worst judgment of 2012 even before it’s out may be a bit too much!

    For more on this case, you can read our previous post on the hearing: http://chillingcompetition.com/2012/07/03/intel-hearing-at-the-general-court-today/

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    14 November 2012 at 1:13 pm

  2. Yes, as far as I know I am quite a nice guy (thanks Alfonso). But I am certainly not on leave from King’s – I leave on 31 August 2013

    Richard Whish

    14 November 2012 at 4:45 pm


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