Our partner Vinicius Marques de Carvalho has published a short-paper at the ICN column of Competition Policy International entitled ““Convergence in the Time of Cholera: What Lies Ahead for the International Antitrust Agenda”. Carvalho argues that the responses to the pandemic can impact the cooperation and convergence agendas of competition policies.
According to him, “Although I am not able to predict the future, my sense is that some changes are here to stay, not because they represent an abrupt break with the previous context, but precisely for the opposite reason. The changes identified in the international antitrust scenario because of the crisis reveal an acceleration of a trend towards the “nationalization” of competition policies that certainly will impact convergence, at least on a substantial level.
Read the full piece here.