What are the Antitrust Writing Awards?


The Antitrust Writing Awards’ goal is to promote antitrust scholarship and competition advocacy by recognizing and awarding the best articles published in the antitrust law and law & economics fields in the last 12 months. The Awards feature two different categories of articles: Academic and Business. The Academic Articles category comprises articles published in academic journals, whereas the Business Articles category features articles published in professional magazines or newsletters.

There are 8 Awards in each of the Academic and Business categories:

- General: including cross-over topics, procedural issues
- Anticompetitive practices: including criminal cartel enforcement, civil federal, state, and private enforcement, treatment of joint ventures, vertical restrictions
- Unilateral conduct: including attempted monopolization and invitations to collude
- Mergers: substantive merger analysis, merger enforcement and guidelines
- Intellectual Property: issues relating to antitrust and intellectual property
- Private Enforcement: issues relating to antitrust private enforcement
- Asian Antitrust: issues relating to antitrust enforcement in Asia (China, Japan, India...)
- Economics: including economic theories, models, and statistical tools used in the antitrust field

The articles are selected by the Jury and by readers. The Jury consists of a Board, an Academic and a Business Steering Committees composed of the leading academics and counsels. Readers contribute to the selection process by voting for articles. Click here to see the Jury.

To ensure transparency, but also impartiality and expertise in the processing of the Awards, publications are assessed following an international peer-reviewed evaluation process. Members of the Board and of the Steering Committees are chosen from world-renowned antitrust enforcers, counsels and academics who are committed to judging the Awards fairly. Click here to see the Rules.

The Institute of Competition Law - the publisher of the Journal Concurrences and the e-Competitions Bulletin - and George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center, are organizing these first of their kind Antitrust Writing Awards with the support of partners.

> Click here to read the 2014 winning-award articles and watch winners’ videos
> Click here to read the 2013 winning-award articles
> Click here to read the 2012 winning-award articles


While the Articles Awards reward individual articles, the Newsletters Awards reward firms’ publications overall considered. 30 firm’s publications have been reviewed. These concern news letters, client briefs, memoranda, blogs, e-books, webinars, videos… freely made available on the firms’ websites.

They are around 80 antitrust professional publications published by both law firms and economic consulting firms. Quality and interest of these publication vary but are going into the right direction due to increased competition between firms. The increased number of ranking of individual lawyers or firms practices has make it necessary for firms to show their expertise in a different way. However, client capacities to read or browse such publications is limited and they are just too many of them and too many the same to have a fair view of what is worth reading. Ranking such publications is meant to guide readers on which publications they should read first, depending what they are looking for.

> Click here to see the 2014 results of the Awards & Rankings
> Click here to see the 2013 results of the Awards & Rankings


On March 25, 2014, the Board released the names of the 16 Antitrust Writing Awards winners. The announcement was made during the gala dinner that took place in Washington, DC.

> Click here to see photos of the 2014 Awards Ceremony
> Click here to see photos of the 2013 Awards Ceremony
> Click here to read the testimonials

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