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Big Money, Big Enforcement: New Frontiers in Global Antitrust Regulation Riesenfeld Symposium

February 22, 2022

One of the great traditions at Berkeley Law is the annual Riesenfeld Symposium, which allows students, alumni, faculty, and staff to come together to recognize and celebrate achievement in international law. Each year, BJIL presents the keynote speaker with the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award, traditionally given to a distinguished scholar or practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law. The purpose of the award is to honor the memory of Professor Stefan A. Riesenfeld ’37, who devoted much of his life and career to the study and practice of international law, and to recognize a recipient who has demonstrated a commitment to the values and ideas that Professor Riesenfeld espoused and advocated.

The 2022 Riesenfeld Symposium will provide a forum for both academic and practical discussion of global antitrust issues. The Symposium will gather noted scholars, policy makers, and legal practitioners to discuss the issues and concerns that have arisen as a result of different approaches to antitrust policies.

Due to her indisputable impact on antitrust around the world, the 2022 Riesenfeld Award will be given to keynote speaker Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition as well as the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age. As Commissioner for Competition for the European Union, Commissioner Vestager is in charge of regulating commercial activity and enforcing the EU’s rules designed to keep the markets fair. Commissioner Vestager has gained international recognition for her action against major multinational companies including American technology firms Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook; Russian natural gas producer Gazprom; and Italian carmaker Fiat among many others. Described by the New York Times as “ perhaps the world’s most famous […] regulator,” her work has redefined the field of antitrust regulation.

Commissioner Vestager’s keynote will be followed by three panels and light dinner/reception with leading practitioners in the antitrust realm.

The symposium includes options to attend both in-person and virtually. Attendees are encouraged to attend in person if possible. There will be a light dinner/reception after the symposium open to all guests. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all in-person attendees. The Riesenfeld Symposium will take place on February 22, 2022, at Berkeley Law.  To register, visit



MCLE credit being offered: 4.75 credits.




February 22, 2022
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2763 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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