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Best Antitrust Movie Ever

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission  just released “The Marker”.

In the category best compliance film, this one is poised to earn our Oscar this year.

Most antitrust films that we know look like crafted and played by competition officials themselves. Think of the hilarious “The Raid“.

Here, everything looks like the standard Hollywood film, i.e. casting, direction, music, photography, etc.

A real must see.

PS: Thanks to Joachim Marchandise for the pointer.

Written by Nicolas Petit

4 September 2012 at 7:08 pm

Facts of (our professional) life

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Even though it’s only Tuesday, a few people in the Brussels competition law world are surely having a long and tough week. A number of us have been badly damaged by the 4-day feast incredible wedding we attended last weekend at a bullfighting ring in León (no kidding).

I’m telling you this for two reasons:

The first is that an official at DG Comp challenged me to write a post here about how among those attending there was a good mix of Commission officials, Court clerks, economists and lawyers (both in-house and from a few firms), which reveals how tiny our professional world is. This is undisputably a fact of our professional life. I’ll give you one example: two of the people (an in-house lawyer and an economist) with whom I’m currently working on a daily basis were present. Thank God we didn’t engage in any professional discussions, as I wouldn’t know how to bill it  😉

The second reason why I’m telling you this is that I’m trying to justify why I don’t feel in shape to come up with anything original to write, which is why I’m linking to another blog’s ( content also dealing with facts of our professional life:  How to Drive Associates Nuts!  and  What Drives Partners Nuts?

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

4 September 2012 at 12:19 pm

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