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21 - 22
Feb ‘24

International Workshop on the Global Food Value Chains: Focus on the Global Grain Trade

​From February 21 to 22, the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre in cooperation with the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) and FAS Russia held an international workshop themed “Global Food Value Chains: Focus on the Global Grain Trade” in Cairo, Egypt. The workshop was attended by representatives of antimonopoly authorities and academia from Russia and Egypt.

05
Dec ‘23

Digital Ecosystems and Competition Law: Ecological Approach

On December 5, in the framework of UNCTAD's eWeek 2023, the International BRICS​ Competition Law and Policy Centre held a session themed "Digital Ecosystems and Competition Law: Ecological Approach". The event took place offline in Geneva, Switzerland.​

30 - 01
Nov ‘23

VIII International Conference "Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Practice, Education"

From November 30 to December 1, Skolkovo hosted the VIII International Conference entitled "Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Practice, Education" co-organized by the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and the Skolkovo Foundation.

16 - 17
Nov ‘23

2nd BRICS + Digital Competition Forum

On November 16-17 in Rio de Janeiro, the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre in cooperation with FGV University School of Law and CADE hosted the 2nd BRICS+ Digital Competition Forum. The first day of the Forum included a meeting of the BRICS Working Group for Research on the Competition Issues in Digital Markets and the presentation of the BRICS Regulators' Report on Digital Markets.

31
Oct ‘23

Roundtable entitled "Carbon Farming in Kazakhstan: Unlocking the Opportunity"

On October 31, the Roundtable entitled "Carbon Farming in Kazakhstan: Unlocking the Opportunity" was held in Astana (Kazakhstan). The event was co-organized by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, The HSE Centre for Technology Transfer​ and the TALAP Center for Applied Research.

11 - 13
Oct ‘23

8th BRICS International Competition Conference

From 11 to 13 October, New Delhi (India) hosted the 8th BRICS International Competition Conference organized by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) with the support of the competition authorities of all BRICS member countries. The theme of this year's conference: "New Issues in Competition Law and Policy: Dimensions, Perspective, Challenges."

09 - 10
Oct ‘23

Prioritising Socially Sensitive Sectors

On October 9-10, the 8th CUTS-CIRC Biennial Conference on Competition Regulation and Development was held in New Delhi, India. This year's event was dedicated to the theme "Prioritising Socially Sensitive Sectors". The Conference deliberated upon some of the socially sensitive sectors and issues, from the perspective of the global south.

06
Oct ‘23

Round Table on World Experience in Improving the Public Procurement Efficiency

On October 6, a round table entitled "World experience in improving the efficiency of public procurement. Efficient public procurement: goals, resources, evaluation, control. State policy in the sphere of public procurement — a high-precision tool for regulating the domestic market" took place at the HSE University. The event was organized by the BRICS Competition Centre.

05
Oct ‘23

IV Eurasian Anti-Cartel Forum

​On October 5, the Higher School of Economics hosted the IV Eurasian Anti-Cartel Forum, co-organized by the FAS of Russia, BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre and Higher School of Economics. The Forum participants will discuss the problems and prospects of combating cartels on national and supranational levels.

08
Sep ‘23

Comparative experience of digital economy governance in BRICS countries

The Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG) at Tsinghua University and the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Center jointly hold an academic seminar to share the experience of respective countries and to promote cross-border exchanges in digital economy governance

28
Jul ‘23

Russia – Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum

On July 28, the Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum hosted the session entitled "Combating anticompetitive practices of large transnational corporations, suppressing cross-border cartels and international cooperation" and organized jointly by the FAS Russia and the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre. The meeting was moderated by Alexey Ivanov, Director of the BRICS Centre.

30
Jun ‘23

Ecoantitrust for Better Competition Policy: Gardeners vs Mechanics

On June 30, Alexey Ivanov, Director of the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, and Daria Kotova, an expert at the Centre, along with their colleagues from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) delivered a report on ecoantitrust at the 18th ASCOLA International Conference, taking place from June 29 to July 1 in Athens.

16
Jun ‘23

How National Price Indicators Can Help Protect Competitiveness

​On June 16, Director of the BRICS​ Competition Law and Policy Centre Alexey Ivanov spoke at the session of the FAS Russia on the topic "How National Price Indicators Can Help Protect Competitiveness​​", which was held as part of the XXVI St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.​

25
May ‘23

Workshop on Algorithms Revealing by Alibaba in China

On May 25, the workshop on Algorithms Revealing by Alibaba in China was held at the HSE, conducted by Jia Kai, Associate Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) with the online participation of Fu Hongyu, Deputy Director of the Alibaba Center of Data Economy. The workshop was organized by the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre.

24
May ‘23

Ex-Ante vs Ex-Post Regulation of Competition, Collusion in State Procurement, and Digital Transformation

On May 24, a roundtable session on "Ex-Ante vs Ex-Post Regulation of Competition, Collusion in State Procurement, and Digital Transformation" was held as part of the II Eurasian Economic Forum in Moscow. The session was moderated by Alexey Ivanov, Director of the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre.

20 - 21
Apr ‘23

IX Eurasian Antitrust Forum

The Eurasian Antimonopoly Forum 2023 was held on April 20-21 in Almaty, Kazakhstan and was dedicated to the development of competition and antimonopoly regulation on the territory of the EAEU. Alexey Ivanov, Director of BRICS International Competition Law and Policy Centre, took part in the plenary session and the roundtable on "Problems of development and protection of competition in the agricultural markets".

12
Apr ‘23

Markets Regulation under Global Uncertainty: the BRICS Perspective

On April 12, the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at the National Research University Higher School of Economics hosted a session entitled “Markets Regulation under Global Uncertainty: the BRICS Perspective.”

11
Apr ‘23

Digital Economy and Competition Protection: the Brazilian Experience

On April 11, Alexandre Barreto de Souza, General Superintendent of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense of Brazil (CADE), delivered an honorary report at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The visit of the General Superintendent was organized by the BRICS International Competition Law and Policy Centre.

10
Apr ‘23

Challenges and Opportunities for South Africa in the New Geopolitical Reality

On April 10, Tembinkosi Bonakele, Former Commissioner of the South African Competition Commission, delivered an honorary report on “Challenges and Opportunities for South Africa in the New Geopolitical Reality” at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The meeting was be moderated by Alexey Ivanov, Director of the BRICS Centre.

30
Mar ‘23

Meeting of the BRICS Working Group for the Research of Competition Issues in Food Markets

On March 30, the BRICS Working Group for the Research of Competition Issues in Food Markets met on the topic "Volatility in World Food Markets: Challenges and Solutions." The event was held within the framework of the Roundtable "Activities of antimonopoly authorities in socially significant food markets in modern conditions” held on March 27-31 in Kazan.

21
Mar ‘23

International Conference on Competition and Big Tech

On March 21, at the India International Center in New Delhi will took place a conference on "Competition and Big Tech" jointly organized by the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition (CIRC) under the aegis of CUTS International (Consumer Unity & Trust Society), the oldest Indian academic center dedicated to consumer issues.

10
Mar ‘23

The Iranian Economy under Sanctions: The Role of Antitrust Policy

On March 10, Prof. Seyed Nourani, Chairman of the National Competition Council of Iran (NICC), delivered a lecture on "The Iranian Economy under Sanctions: The Role of Antitrust Policy" at the Higher School of Economics. The professor addressed the problems of functioning of the Iranian economy under sanctions and spoke about the history of competition policy in Iran. The activities of the Iranian Competition Center (ICC) as well as the main provisions of the Iranian antimonopoly law were reviewed.

10 - 11
Mar ‘23

Third Digital Day

On March 10, Alexey Ivanov, Director of the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, delivered a report at the "Third Digital Day" organized by the University of Florence. The event was dedicated to the problems of digitalization. The topic of Alexey's report is "Sustainability of the digital ecosystem: a challenge for competition policy."

24 - 25
Nov ‘22

BRICS+ Digital Competition Forum

On November 24-25, the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre in cooperation with FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro and CADE hosted The Digital Competition Forum in the BRICS+ format. The experts discussed the latest trends and initiatives in ensuring competition in digital markets in the BRICS countries. The first day of the forum featured a meeting of the BRICS Working Group for Research on the Competition Issues in the Digital Markets and a presentation of the Ecoantitrust project by the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

09 - 10
Nov ‘22

VII International Conference "Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Practice, Education"

On November 9-10, The VII International Conference "Antitrust Policy: Science, Practice, Education" co-hosted by the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, the FAS of Russia and the Skolkovo Foundation took place at Skolkovo. The experts discussed mechanisms of antitrust regulation under modern conditions and issues of exchange trade development in the BRICS countries, as well as considered best practices for preventing and detecting cartels. The Conference also included a meeting of the BRICS Working Group for Research on Competition Issues in Pharmaceutical Markets.

07
Oct ‘22

Academic Workshop On "Fragmentation and Digital Ecosystems"

On October 7, the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre together with the ASCOLA Eurasia Chapter held an academic workshop "Fragmentation and Digital Ecosystems: How the Reverse Globalization Affects Competition and Development of Digital Markets" at KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. This workshop discussed regulation in digital markets and its effects on competition in times of fragmentation and turbulence. The experts from all over the world shared their perspectives and tried to find patterns in a complex and localized, global digital infrastructure.

06
Oct ‘22

Protecting and Supporting Competition in a Changing Reality

On October 6-7, ​the Eurasian Antitrust Forum 2022, co-organized by the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. Director of the Centre Alexey Ivanov moderated the session “Protecting and Supporting Competition in a Changing Reality”. The experts were invited to discuss the current state of competition in the EEU, competition policy under sanctions, unfair competition under volatile currencies etc.

03
Oct ‘22

Scaling Up Climate Action in Eurasia: Carbon Farming and Trading

On October 3, the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre together with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), TALAP Center and GFC held an International Inaugural Dialogue "Scaling Up Climate Action in Eurasia: Carbon Farming and Trading" as part of 2022 World Investor Week in AIFC in Astana, Kazakhstan. The event focused on the rationale of and potential avenues for setting up a carbon market involving various Eurasian states; on the possibility to establish a carbon exchange to support this market in Kazakhstan; and on the integration of the Eurasian carbon market with other, national and international, carbon markets. Challenges and opportunities of deploying a carbon farming industry in Eurasia were also discussed.

31
Aug ‘22

Meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Food Markets and Book Launch

A delegation from the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre attended the Sixteenth Annual Competition Law, Economics & Policy Conference in South Africa from August 31 to September 1. Alexey Ivanov, Director of the BRICS Competition Centre, moderated a session of the BRICS Working Group for Research on Competition Issues in the Food Market. The Centre's experts also participated in the presentation of the book "Global Food Value Chains and Competition Law."

25
Aug ‘22

Contract System Legislation 2022

On August 25th the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre at the Higher School of Economics and the Association of Compliance Managers held a discussion forum "Contract System Legislation 2022: Changes to Legal Regulation. Antitrust Compliance in Contractual System".

01
Jul ‘22

Diversity: A New Value for Antitrust in the Digital Age

On July 1, experts from the BRICS Competition Centre gave a presentation "Diversity: A New Value for Antitrust in the Digital Age" at the 17th ASCOLA (Academic Society for Competition Law) Conference, which took place from June 30 till July 2 in Porto.

29
Jun ‘22

Anti-Monopoly Legislation and Economic Support Under the Current Conditions

​On June 29, the Director of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre Aleksey Ivanov spoke on a panel "Anti-Monopoly Legislation and Economic Support Under the Current Conditions" at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum. The discussion participants considered issues related to the development of competition, improvement of antimonopoly legislation and methods of antimonopoly regulation in the Russian Federation and abroad in the current economic environment.

17
Jun ‘22

Lack of Active Players on Global Digital Markets Creates New Opportunities for Competition

On June 17th, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) hosted a discussion on "Lack of Active Players on Global Digital Markets Creates New Opportunities for Competition”. Experts discussed whether the shifting competitive conditions should constitute a loss for the market and how to support and how can we best facilitate and promote competition.

19
Apr ‘22

Roundtable on Сompetition and Intellectual property Under Sanctions

On April 19, the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre held a special roundtable on Competition and Intellectual Property under Sanctions. The experts discussed the relevance of full-fledged legalization of parallel imports, intensification of compulsory licensing instruments, rejection of "antitrust immunities" and other measures to stimulate the economy under sanctions. The event was held during the XXIII Yasin (April) International Scientific Conference on the Problems of Economic and Social Development, taking place in Moscow from April 5 until April 22, 2022.

11 - 12
Mar ‘22

Second Digital Day. At the Roots of Sustainability

On 11 and 12 March 2022, the World Conference “Second Digital Day’22” (SDD’22) was held, as a webinar. Alexey Ivanov, Director of the BRICS Competition Centre, moderated the session "Sustainability and Innovation”.

14
Dec ‘21

Meeting of the BRICS+ Working Group for the Research of Competition Issues in Pharmaceutical Markets

The discussion of "The development of competition environment in the pharmaceutical market in order to increase the availability of drugs and vaccines for treating COVID-19" took place on December 14, 2021 as part of the meeting of BRICS Working Group for the Research of Competition Issues in Pharmaceutical Markets.

14
Dec ‘21

Ecology-based Approach to Regulating Digital Ecosystems

The Workshop of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre & the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) on the topic "Ecology-based Approach to Regulating Digital Ecosystems" took place on December 14, 2021.

13
Dec ‘21

Global Food Value Chains and Competition Law: Book Launch

Worldwide launch of the book «Global Food Value Chains and Competition Law” (Cambridge University Press, January 2022) took place on December 13, 2021 as part of the meeting of the BRICS Working Group for Research on Food Value Chains. The topic of this Working Group meeting is “Price Volatility in Global Food Markets: How Could Competition Authorities Respond?”

16 - 17
Nov ‘21

VII BRICS International Competition Conference

The VII BRICS International Competition Conference will be held from 16th to 17th November 2021 at the Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center at Chengdu City, Sichuan Province of China.The conference will focus on the theme “Openness·Competition·Development”.

02
Jun ‘21

Combating cross-border cartels

On June 1, 2021, the 3rd meeting of the UNCTAD Working Group on Combating Cross-Border Cartels was held. Alexey Ivanov, Director of the BRICS Competition Centre, and Anna Pozdnyakova, Researcher, took part in the discussion.

28
May ‘21

Presentation of the book "Patent law - alive and dead"

On May 28, the presentation of the book "Patentnoe pravo zhivoye i mertvoye" ("Patent law - alive and dead") by the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre and the Institute of Law and Development of the HSE-Skolkovo and the round table of the same name took place at the Faculty of Law of the HSE-St. Petersburg.

24
May ‘21

The Promise of Computational Competition Law and Economics

The BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre and the Hellenic Competition Commission co-organised an international online Conference on “The Promise of Computational Competition Law and Economics”, supported by the Journal of Competition Law and Economics.

25
Mar ‘21

UNCTAD-UNECE Regional Policy Dialogue on the role of Competition Policy in supporting MSMEs economic recovery in the post COVID19 crisis

The UNCTAD Regional Policy Dialogue is an interactive discussion organised in collaboration with UNECE and in partnership with the BRICS Competition and Policy Center. This Regional Dialogue brought together representatives and officials of government MSME bodies, as well as competition authority representatives from across the region to discuss how competition policy could support MSMEs in their recovery post COVID-19 with a specific focus on market access. The event prioritised sharing experiences and best practices that have emerged during this crisis. The event was held via Zoom and included simultaneous multilingual interpretation in English and Russian.

12
Mar ‘21

Die Jurnada globalny de les liberties tecnologiche: para a digital humanismus

The BRICS Antimonopoly Centre was a partner of the Digital Day, a discussion on diversity and technological freedoms organized by the University of Florence, which was awarded the medal of the President of the Italian Republic. During the discussion, the experts gave their opinion on the following questions: What role do technologies play in managing the social, cultural and economic diversity of modern societies? Can they become a factor of development and cohesion, and not another cause of discord and discrimination?

18
Dec ‘20

Competition issues in the markets of medicines and medical devices during the pandemic

BRICS + session "Competition issues in the markets of medicines and medical devices during the pandemic" took place on December 17 as part of the traditional International conference “Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Practice, Education” of the FAS of Russia and the Skolkovo Foundation, held with the support of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre.

17
Dec ‘20

Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Practice, Education

On December 17, the VI International conference "Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Practice, Education" jointly organized by the FAS Russia, Skolkovo Foundation and BRICS Competition Centre was opened by the plenary session.

04
Dec ‘20

Access to Healthcare and Competition Policy

CUTS International (Geneva) and CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition (New Delhi) on the eve of the World Competition Day held the Webinar titled “Access to Healthcare and Competition Policy”.

23
Jul ‘20

Presentation of BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre at BRICS countries' competition authorities meeting

The heads of the BRICS countries' competition authorities met in a new online format. Alexey Ivanov, Director of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, made a presentation on the work of the Centre.

22
Jul ‘20

Fighting Cross-Border Cartels through international cooperation in times of crisis

The goal of the webinar was to understand how international cooperation among competition authorities (particularly in developing countries) in times of crisis (e.g. 2008 financial crisis and 2019 COVID19) can be instrumental in the fight against cross-border cartels forming as a result of the crisis-related business activities. The book “Fighting Cross-Border Cartels: The Perspective of the Young and Small Competition Authorities” (March, 2020 by Hart Publishers) served as a basis for reflexion to explore how developing countries can effectively detect and sanction cartels that have cross border reach.

16
Mar ‘20

Meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Competition in Pharmaceutical Markets

On March 13, the BRICS Antimonopoly Center, together with the FAS Russia, held a meeting of the BRICS working group on competition in the pharmaceutical markets.

16 - 19
Sep ‘19

VI BRICS Competition Conference

Over the past 10 years, the BRICS competition authorities have continuously deepened practical interaction and created the necessary institutional system for the further progressive development of multilateral cooperation. An important institutional element in the joint work of the antimonopoly authorities of the BRICS countries has become the BRICS Competition Conference.

16
Sep ‘19

BRICS International Academic Workshop

On September 16, 2019, on "Day Zero" of the VI BRICS Competition Conference, the BRICS Antimonopoly Centre brought together more than 40 leading academic researchers from BRICS and European countries at the Higher School of Economics for the International Academic Seminar on Competition Protection in the Digital Age. The seminar was attended by practicing lawyers, students, graduate students and educators of Moscow universities and participants of the Competition Conference under the auspices of the BRICS.

16 - 19
Sep ‘19

VI BRICS Competition Conference

Over the past 10 years, the BRICS competition authorities have continuously deepened practical interaction and created the necessary institutional system for the further progressive development of multilateral cooperation. An important institutional element in the joint work of the antimonopoly authorities of the BRICS countries has become the BRICS Competition Conference.

06 - 07
Dec ‘18

FAS December Conference

The December Conference has been hosted (annually) in Moscow for many years and supported by the Russian Competition Authority (FAS) and the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development. The sessions were dedicated to topical issues of modern antitrust law, such as the dominance of digital platforms, control of global transactions of economic concentration in new conditions, countering cartels in the digital age, abuse of intellectual property rights, tariff regulation, control of state order, etc.

25
Sep ‘18

Roundtable on "Anticompetitive Practices of Big Pharma: the response of the Competition Authorities of BRICS+"

The Roundtable "Anticompetitive Practices of Big Pharma: the response of the Competition Authorities of BRICS+" was organised in a Q&A format. Participants answered three question categories from the moderator. The speakers who participated in the discussion are key international experts in the field of antitrust from Europe and Asia, BRICS countries, and representatives of regulatory authorities. The session was attended by the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, Igor Artemyev, who also made closing remarks at the session.

22
May ‘16

'The Global Food Chain: Prospects for Development of Competition Law and Policy' (an International Conference)

On 18-20 May, the Institute for Law and Development in conjunction with University College London, in the framework of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, held an international conference on 'The Global Food Chain: Prospects for Development of Competition Law and Policy'.

18 - 20
May ‘16

The Global Food Chain: Prospects for Development of Competition Law and Policy

The purpose of the conference was to engage in intensive cooperation across the antitrust authorities of the BRICS countries and with representatives of the scientific community working on issues of law, economics, and the sociology of food markets. The conference was held spanning May 18 and 20, during which was organised seven plenary meetings with the participation of students and postgraduates of the Higher school of Economics, guests of the St. Petersburg Forum, international experts and researchers in the field of antitrust from the United States, Europe, and primarily the BRICS countries.