Vice President Aaron Yeater Discusses Cutting-Edge Antitrust Trends at 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards Event

April 14, 2016

Analysis Group Vice President Aaron Yeater recently offered comments at the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards dinner on key emerging trends in competition law for 2016 and beyond. Mr. Yeater was joined by leading lawyers, economists, and regulators at the dinner to celebrate the best writing on antitrust topics in 2015.

Among the trends and challenges facing practitioners in this dynamic space, Mr. Yeater observed that regulators, lawyers, and companies face challenges in coordinating enforcement and compliance across borders. Changes in US, EU, and other regulatory regimes, he noted, put increasing pressure on lawyers and litigants to think about “the scope of exposure much more broadly than has been contemplated up until this time.”

Mr. Yeater also remarked on the profound effect that new technological trends will have on the application of economic analyses to competition problems. “We're all experiencing on a daily basis what the 'Internet of Things' is doing to our lives…but underneath that are new business models, new technologies, and new ways for firms to compete,” he said. “In that context, lawyers and economists have to rethink how we apply the standard models of competition to these platforms.”

Sponsored by Concurrences, the Awards Dinner featured an Academic Steering Committee that included 40 leading professors from US and EU institutions (including New York University, Georgetown University, and King's College London) and a Business Steering Committee that included antitrust attorneys from more than 30 major corporations across a variety of industries.

Watch a video of Mr. Yeater's comments

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