Matthew Hall Nominated for Antitrust Writing Award, Also Published By ABA and GCR

January 10, 2017

A July 12, 2016, McGuireWoods legal alert by Brussels partner Matthew Hall, titled “Competition/Antitrust Law and Brexit: Immediate Practical Points for Business,” was nominated for a 2017 Antitrust Writing Awards for best business article on general antitrust.

The Antitrust Writing Awards, managed by Concurrences Review, are intended to promote competition scholarship and contribute to competition advocacy. Hall’s article discussed the evolving impact of Brexit on competition/antitrust law in the United Kingdom and offered interim steps companies can take to avoid pitfalls and prepare for doing business in a post-Brexit UK. Winners will be announced March 28 at the 2017 Antitrust Writing Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.

Hall also was recently published in the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s International Antitrust Bulletin and quoted in Global Competition Review. In the December 2016 ABA article, Hall discussed companies’ potential liability under competition/antitrust law for the activities of third parties in the European Union and its member states.

In the Jan. 4 GCR article about UK competition enforcers’ concerns that the proposed merger between Mastercard and Vocalink will reduce the number of credible infrastructure providers to the Link ATM system, Hall explained that if the transaction occurred in a true bidding market, those concerns would not be warranted because “there would still be two credible providers for Link ATM payment infrastructure services, which should be sufficient.”

A frequent writer and speaker on antitrust law topics, Hall served as vice chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Economics Committee in 2015-16, and for 2016-17, he is vice chair of the section’s International Committee. He also is a member of the steering group of the ABA Section of International Law’s International Antitrust Law Committee.