SLS, Noida announces Seminar on ‘Competition Policy: What is the Correct Balance of Law and Economics?’

Competition Law in India is an evolving area and relatively young. There is a need for academicians, practising economists and competition enforcers to come together to discuss emerging issues, specifically relevant to the Indian context. Moreover, anti-competitive practices of Enterprises can lead to penalties as high as 3 times annual profit or 10% of annual turnover for each year of non-compliance! In this background, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Seminar on “Competition Policy: What is the Correct Balance of Law and Economics?” by Emeritus Professor Richard Whish QC (Hon), Kings College London on November 11, 2016. The timings are 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Please register yourself by writing email to research@symlaw.edu.in on or before November 09, 2016.

About the resource person: Emeritus Professor Richard Whish is a legal academic and author. He is a qualified solicitor and was in legal practice in London from 1989 to 1998. He was admitted in 1977. He has been recommended for his contribution to competition law and policy, in the UK, the European Union and in many other countries with competition laws throughout the world. Professor Whish has published many books and articles on competition law, and contributed to many others. In particular he is the co-author of Competition Law, 7th edition 2012.

Professor Whish has advised various Governments and competition authorities on competition law and policy, and has had an influence on the development of various competition laws and on soft law guidance. His nomination also focuses on his contribution to the development of many postgraduate courses on competition law and policy at King’s College London, where he is now Emeritus Professor, having been a Professor of Law there from 1991 to 2013. For many years he was also a Visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe in Bruges. Professor Whish was a member of the Advisory Panel of the Director General of Fair Trading from 2001 to 2003, and a non-executive director of the Board of the Office of Fair Trading from 2003 to 2009. He was also a member of the Board of the Singapore Energy Markets Authority from 2005 to 2011. In 2014 Professor Whish was appointed Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa. The award is made to lawyers who have made a major contribution to the law of England & Wales outside practice in the courts

Venue: Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

Contact Person:
Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
Assistant Professor & Head – Academic Initiatives,
Research and Publication Cell

Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
Assistant Professor & Head – Administration,
Research and Publication Cell

For more information, visit www.symlaw.edu.in/events

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