The Competition Next Gen Summit 2025

Bringing together the rising stars of European Competition Law & Litigation to forge networks, discuss experiences and build their own personal brand at an affordable price

12th - 14th February 2025 | Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

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Over 80+ Law & Litigation speakers from across Europe contributing to the programme this year!

  Content Driven & Network Focussed  

For too long the competition law and litigation community has lacked a dedicated Forum for the next generation of experts to build their own networks, share experiences and develop their personal brand. So with an emphasis on the quality of content and networking, the Competition Law & Litigation Next Gen Summit has been developed in collaboration with an Advisory Board of your peers.
Built around the three key themes of career development, law and litigation select your choice of keynote presentations, focused round tables, fire-side chats, panels session and case studies on the agenda. And, take the opportunity to participate in the host of unique networking opportunities and essay competition all included in one affordable conference price.


The Taste of Dublin Unique
Networking Activities


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Next Gen Essay Competition
Win Speaking Opportunities & Event Passes!


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Drinks Receptions including
Round Table Discussions & Topical Quizzes


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Hear Direct from the Judiciary:

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet members of the Judiciary making key decisions for Europe's Competition Landscape.

Maximising the Value of Your Time!..... we've asked your peers to help curate a programme featuring only today's key topics to maximise the value of your time out of the office.

Select Your Mix of Sessions From Three Workshop Streams

With three workshop streams on competition Law and Litigation alongside career advancing personal skills sessions, you'll have the opportunity to select your choice of sessions from across the different streams to build an agenda that best suits your practice.

These smaller group sessions are specifically designed to facilitate enhanced discussion and more focussed learning. In addition, you'll also have the opportunity to get to know your fellow attendees through the more open dialogue this format allows.


Workshop Room 1

The Path to Partner

  • 10 ways to Better Understand your Client
  • What You Really Need to Know Being a Partner, Tips for Climbing the Ladder
  • Modes of Working: Debate
  • From Mentorship to Seeking Sponsorship: Improving Diversity & Inclusion in the Competition World 
  • Tech in Work: Unravelling the Evolution and Impact 

Workshop Room 2

Litigation Strategy

  • Building a Private Enforcement Case
  • Exploring Competition Collective Redress Throughout Europe
  • Examining Damages Valuation 
  • Navigating Cross Border Claims 
  • Examining Litigation Funder Returns 

Workshop Room 3

Regulatory Challenges

  • Exploring the State of Mergers and Merger Control: Risks and Practical Preparation
  • Navigating Market Studies and Market Investigations
  • Exploring Developments in Foreign Subsidies Regulation
  • Exploring Challenges Between Sustainability and Antitrust 
  • Unpacking Horizontal / Vertical Guidance

Just Some of The Topics on the Agenda:


What Private Practice Needs to
Know About In-House


Navigating Emerging Areas in Competition:
Digital Markets and AI


Collective Action, Class Action

Exploring Challenges Between Sustainability and Antitrust Speaker

Examining Damages Valuation

10 ways to Better Understand your Client

Your European Next Gen and Established Speaker Panel Includes:

Leonor Martins Machado
Leonor Martins Machado Managing Associate
Morais Leitão (Portugal)
Zachery O’Brien
Zachery O'Brien Managing Associate
Mishcon de Reya (UK)
Saira Henry
Saira Henry Partner
Dechert (UK)
Eamonn Cunningham
Eamonn Cunningham Associate Legal Counsel
Marie-Luise Heuer
Marie-Luise Heuer Senior Associate
Nuala Canavan
Nuala Canavan Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright (UK)
Liam Heylin
Liam Heylin Partner
Mason Hayes & Curran (Ireland)
Tialda Beetstra
Tialda Beetstra Senior Associate
Bird & Bird (Netherlands)
Kiti Karvinen
Kiti Karvinen Counsel
Castrén & Snellman (Finland)
Lorna Nsoatabe
Lorna Nsoatabe Partner
Slaughter and May (UK)
Michael Zymler
Michael Zymler Knowledge Lawyer - Competition
Hausfeld (UK)
Julia Wiemer
Julia Wiemer Partner
Kapellmann (Germany)
Stijn Huijts
Stijn Huijts Partner
Geradin Partners (Belgium)
Constança Sacoto
Constança Sacoto Managing Associate
Uría Menéndez (Portugal)
Elin Moen
Elin Moen Partner
BAHR (Norway)
Pierre Galmiche
Pierre Galmiche Partner
Aramis (France)
Elisabeth Lian Haugsdal
Elisabeth Lian Haugsdal Partner
Wiersholm (Norway)
Charles Whiddington
Charles Whiddington Partner
Steptoe & Johnson (Belgium)
Leonia Chesterfield
Leonia Chesterfield Of Counsel
Angus Reston
Angus Reston Senior Associate
Freshfields (UK)
Viktoria Tsvetanova
Viktoria Tsvetanova Senior Associate
Dentons (UK)

Fun that Facilitates Networking

Continue the conversation whilst exploring the best of what The Competition Next Gen Summit has to offer

Who Will Be There?

Junior Partners, Associates, Junior Barristers, Managers, Junior Directors, Senior Associates, In-House Counsel from Private Practice, Chambers, Economists, Litigation Funders, National Authorities, Corporates, Claims Management, Reputation Management, Monitoring Trustees and More.

What Will We Talk About?

Featuring keynotes from Regulatory Authorities and Judiciary, dedicated in-house counsel sessions, as well as practical workshops featuring smaller more interactive groups this event is brimming with premium insight and opportunities to develop your knowledge and contacts.

 The Future Thought Leaders' Essay Prize - Competition Edition

At ThoughtLeaders4 we are serious about providing opportunities to up-and-coming practitioners specialising in Competition Law and Litigation. We strongly believe that the next generation of practitioners should be writing, speaking at and attending events in order to build their own network and further their careers. Assessed by an illustriously experienced, senior and broad ranging panel of practitioners this is your chance to stick your head above the parapet and mark yourself as the one-to-watch.


What will you win?
1) The opportunity to attend and / or speak at the Competition Next Gen Summit
2) A complimentary pass allowing you attend as many TL4 Competition Conferences as you wish over 2025
3) Your essay published and distributed throughout the UK and European Competition Community
With this in mind, we will shortly be announcing the launch of the 1st annual Future Thought Leaders Essay Competition, stay tuned for updates on this year’s essay question and how to enter. We look forward to your submissions and to welcoming you to the Competition Next Gen community.  

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Contact Us


For Speakers enquiries please contact Alexander Edgal on +44 (0) 20 3998 9752 or email


For Partnership enquiries please contact Helen Berwick on +44 (0) 20 3433 2281 or email


For Bookings enquiries please contact Amy Barrett on +44 (0) 20 3059 9796 or email


For Marketing enquiries please contact Yelda Ismail on +44 (0) 20 3398 8551 or email