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Antitrust Partner John Taladay is Business and Industry Advisory Committee’s New Competition Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12, 2018 - Baker Botts, a leading international law firm, announced today that firm partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Law practice, John Taladay, has been named by The Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as Chair of the BIAC Competition Committee. Mr. Taladay’s term began in January 2018.

In this role, Mr. Taladay leads the BIAC committee advocacy on competition policy before the world’s top competition enforcement officials, seeking to protect business from anticompetitive practices and ensure balanced and unbiased enforcement of the competition laws.

Mr. Taladay is Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Competition Law practice at Baker Botts in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, consistently recognized as one of the world’s leading competition practices. He is well known for his work in gaining merger approvals, defending criminal cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases and managing complex international competition matters.

Based in France, BIAC was formed in 1962 to enable business and industry to have official input into OECD policy making through an independent organization. BIAC provides access to high-level OECD meetings, forums, and discussions on leading matters that impact businesses globally. Its members include the leading business and employers organizations in OECD member and observer countries, including the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Germany’s Federation of German Industries (BDI), as well as expert groups from sectoral supra-national business organizations.

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