Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Competition law at a crossroads

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The June issue of The Lawyer  magazine includes a short piece featuring my views on the current debates surrounding competition law, its alleged insufficiencies and its possible reform.

The piece posits that these debates relate not only to the moral underpinnings and ultimate justifications of competition law, but also to wider questions that cut across other areas of law. These have to do with legal certainty, objectivity, the role of expertise in decision-making, the virtues of rule-based system and non-negotiable legal principles.

With The Lawyer’s permission, it is available here. Comments welcome!

Competition law at a crossroads (The Lawyer_Lamadrid)


Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

14 June 2019 at 12:57 pm

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  1. Interesting piece, Alfonso. Do I remember reading these views of yours in an earlier piece? Anyway, “remember, antitrust law is law” was a favourite saying of the late Phillip Areeda; you are in good company.


    25 June 2019 at 11:43 am

    • Thanks! You probably have read much of that in different earlier pieces (if you have, thanks for devoting time to that). My firm offered me a chance to publish in The Lawyer if I could come up with a piece in a couple of hours, so I relied a bit on previous ideas and framed them for a different audience. Areeda is most often the best possible company when it comes to antitrust LAW.

      Alfonso Lamadrid

      25 June 2019 at 11:48 am

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