Avirup Bose, Antitrust Law and Technology in Asia

CALIF welcomes Professor Avirup Bose of Jindal Global Law School to discuss Antitrust Law and Technology in Asia.

1.0 hour of MCLE credit available.

November 13, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UCI School of Law
Room 3500H


Asia is fast becoming the center of digital innovation for the world. The region accounts for half of the world’s 2.8 billion Internet users, and it is already the largest regional e-commerce market. By 2025, today’s fast-changing technologies — including the mobile Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud technology, 3-D printing and advanced robotics — are expected to lead to 30% GDP growth in Southeast Asia alone, 20% to 30% GDP growth in India, and up to 22% GDP growth in China.

Using the smartphone market and that of taxi-aggregator apps, Prof. Bose will attempt to demonstrate how the major Asian economies of India, China, Taiwan and South Korea are attempting to re-define the regulatory reach of their antitrust boundaries. Using technical tools of antitrust law, concepts of populism and national protectionist priorities, the talk will attempt to highlight how these nations are re-defining the boundaries of our global antitrust experiment. Lastly, the talk will also highlight the experiences and inadequacies of the anglo-Atlantic antitrust experience and highlight if Asia is ready to adopt a path dependency strategy or attempt to re-invent the wheel of antitrust reasoning.

About Avirup Bose:

Avirup Bose is an Assistant Professor of Competition Law and Policy at the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) in New Delhi, India, where he serves as the Assistant Director of the Center of International Trade and Economic Laws. He is also a former Expert Consultant to the Competition Commission of India and an antitrust consultant to the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, and has held visiting professorship positions at NUJS and UC Davis School of Law. Professor Bose has worked in various areas of competition law and mergers and acquisitions in New York and Mumbai, and has written extensively on Indian competition law, with work published in the European Competition Law Review, Competition Insight, and the Indian Business Law Journal. He received his B.A. and LL.B. from The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, specializing in antitrust law. During his year at Harvard, Professor Bose was the 2006-2007 J.N. Tata memorial scholar and was a member of the editorial team of the Harvard International Law Journal. In 2016, Professor Bose became the first Indian to be chosen by the American Bar Association and NYU Law School as a "Next Generation Antitrust Scholar.”


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