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RBB holds the eighth annual RBB Economics Sydney conference 01.12.18

ACCC Chair Rod Sims addressed the eighth annual RBB Economics Conference in Sydney and spoke of the economic foundations of competition law, including the history of competition law, recent challenges to the consumer welfare standard, and the hipster antitrust movement. Caroline Coops, from King & Wood Mallesons, spoke alongside Rod about the current state of competition law in Australia from a private practitioner’s perspective.

Other speakers included Jane Lin from the ACCC, Dave Poddar from Clifford Chance, Patrick Gay from Herbert Smith Freehills, Robert Walker from Allens, Paula Gilardoni from Gilbert + Tobin, and Sarah Keene from Russell McVeagh in New Zealand. RBB’s Simon Bishop, George Siolis, Yan Yu and Chris Whelan also spoke at the conference.

Rod and Caroline’s speeches can be found [here] and [here].