The UK Competition Law Forum 2024

The dedicated Forum for UK Competition Law specialists seeking expert insights on 2024’s key developments.

In-person | 20th June 2024 | Central London

Complimentary attendance for In-House Counsel, Regulatory Authorities and Government Representatives

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Leading names from key stakeholders including in-house, private practice and expert firms will gather in London 20 June to share practical experience, highlight key areas of change and deliver guidance on today’s key issues impacting the UK competition law landscape.

Featuring In-House Counsel and Policy Perspectives from:

You’re hear In-House Practitioners perspective on the Latest Developments and Practical Challenges in the UK Competition Landscape.

Sophie Thomson
Sophie Thomson Legal Director for Competition and Regulatory Law
BT Group
Diogo Pereira
Diogo Pereira Associate General Counsel – Competition & Regulatory
Meta
Simon Burden
Simon Burden Head of Competition Law
NatWest
Sarah Turnbull
Sarah Turnbull Senior Legal Counsel
Three UK
Lucy Anderson
Lucy Anderson Senior Lawyer
Which?
Clara Eisenberg
Clara Eisenberg Interim General Counsel
Zero Carbon Forum
Francesco Savino
Francesco Savino Head of Competition Law
Hitachi Rail
Cleo Alliston
Cleo Alliston Senior Lawyer, Competition & Regulatory Law
BBC

Hear direct from multiple leading Regulatory Representatives:

Hear from various Sector Regulators on the evolving implications of competition policy developments and regulatory cooperation.

In just one content-packed yet comprehensive day, you'll learn about the latest developments in antitrust regulation...

This is the first event to place special emphasis on the newly emerging consumer protection regime within the upcoming DMCC Bill and its interplay with the CMA’s current and forthcoming enforcement powers. Attendees will benefit from the chance to digest and benchmark their understanding of rules that will carry high fines for non-compliance.

Key Topics You Will Hear Addressed:

                                  
Navigating the Interplay between Competition and Consumer Protection in a Post-DMCC World
  • Trend of exploitative abuse collective actions and consumer enforcement through collective action regime
  • The new CMA powers in Consumer Protection Enforcement 
  • Preparing for the CMA’s new consumer enforcement regime 
  • Enabling companies to get ahead of current consumer weak points 
  • Loyalty penalties and how far companies are responsible for consumer inaction

                 

Key Developments in Competition Enforcement and Investigations
  • Enforcement Trends in Competition Law
  • Challenges of handling dawn raids
  • The increased risk of multi-jurisdictional raids
  • Raids at employees’ houses
  • Go no-go decision on leniency
  • Challenges and traps to prepare for in investigations
  • Building effective communication between the CMA and clients
                              
An In-House View at the Practical Challenges of the Competition
  • Best practices in compliance
  • CMA Horizontal Guidelines Update
  • Preparations for the DMCC
  • What are the common vulnerability points for compliance pre-investigation
  • Legal privilege update
  • Litigation risk?
                 
Exploring Mergers and the Merger Control
landscape
  • Updates to the transparency and processes in the CMA to phase 2
  • Assessing the scale divergence in the UK from Europe
  • Analysing big tech and eco-system theories of harm 
  • Unpacking the Microsoft Activision Blizzard ruling and reversal
                              
The Sector Regulators’ View of the Competition Landscape
  • Assessing the competition concurrency arrangements
  • Alignment between Competition and Data Protection Law
  • Financial Services Competition Regulation
  • AI Regulation in Competition Law
                          
CMA’s Enforcement in Market Studies and Market Investigations
  • The Market for Talent: Defining the theory of harm in a labour market
  • Analysing big tech and eco-system theories of harm
  • Information sharing/benchmarking rules and compliance
  • The state of CMA communication and approach in cartel investigations
  • In-house view: the competition regulator’s role in employment agreements

Your Expert Speaker Panel Also Includes...

Attendance will also bring you opportunities to meet and expand your network amongst the significant number of your peers who’ll be joining you from across the competition sector. Plus, to ensure the vitally important in-house point of view will heard at this event, all in-house practitioners are invited to attend at no cost on a complimentary basis.

Jenine Hulsmann
Jenine Hulsmann Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Nicole Kar
Nicole Kar
Antitrust and Foreign Investment Lawyer
Simon Pritchard
Simon Pritchard Partner
Latham & Watkins
Daniel Gordon
Daniel Gordon
Former CMA, Senior Director – Markets
Paul Stoddart
Paul Stoddart Principal
RBB Economics
Rikki Haria
Rikki Haria Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Michelle Clark
Michelle Clark Partner, Antitrust & Competition
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
James Robinson
James Robinson Partner
Baker McKenzie
Jessica Gardner
Jessica Gardner Partner
Fieldfisher
Aurora Luoma
Aurora Luoma Partner
Skadden

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