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WilmerHale's Jacques Bourgeois Selected to Judge Prestigious Antitrust Contest

August 8, 2007

Jacques Bourgeois’s esteemed reputation as a leading authority on antitrust and competition law, especially within the European Union, has earned him a position as one of three judges of a prestigious contest among top competition experts.

With a deluge of competition headlines in the news lately, including those about the European Court of First Instance’s soon-to-be-delivered verdict on the Microsoft case, the editors of the Swiss Review of International Economics Relations, Aussenwirtshaft, are holding the paper competition to further the discussion about how enforcement of antitrust and competition laws contributes to the health of the European economy and standard of living. They are accepting original pieces of work from economists, lawyers, government officials, journalists, and other knowledgeable practitioners about the effects that competition law and its enforcement has had within the European Economic Area.

The honorable position of judging this contest of the top competition minds in the world is a tribute to Mr. Bourgeois’s revered expertise in competition law. He is a leading authority on European Competition, Trade and EU Administrative law. Prior to his entry into private practice in 1991, Mr. Bourgeois was a senior official in the European Commission. From 1987 to 1991, he was principal legal adviser of the Commission, where he was in charge of foreign trade policy and antitrust policy.