Professor Farmer to participate in International Competition Law Conference in Dubrovnik
June 15, 2011
Penn State Law Professor Beth Farmer has been invited to participate in the International Competition Law Conference, “Competition Law in Transition: Trends and Challenges” held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from June 15-17. More than thirty high-level experts from different countries will discuss relevant topics for antitrust law practitioners, such as merger control, private enforcement of competition laws, law and economics of pricing, and competition compliance. Professor Farmer will join fellow panelists in exploring the status and prospects of competition law in transition economies. Visit the conference's website for live streaming access.
"There are more than 100 jurisdictions worldwide with competition laws, many of them quite new, so it is valuable to facilitate discussions about the goals of antitrust law, effective drafting of statutes, and best practices in competition advocacy and enforcement among agency enforcers and private counsel," said Farmer. "These conferences help facilitate convergence and cooperation among the various states and encourage sharing of expertise, experiences, and promote regional or topical cooperation."
Professor Farmer serves on the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute; the board of the Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law, and on several committees of the ABA Antitrust and International Law Sections.