The UK Digital Markets Competition Regulation Forum 2023

The only Forum dedicated to addressing the UK Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill and implications for SMS firms, Non-SMS Firms, Business Users and Consumers.

In-person | 20 September 2023 | Ironmongers' Hall, London


Complimentary attendance for In-House Counsel & Policy practitioners

View Agenda View Speakers Book Now

Join your Competition Law & Litigation peers at the only Forum to specifically focus on the UK Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill.

Hear direct from SMS firms, non-SMS firms, business users, Government and Regulatory Authorities directly engaged and impacted by the development of the Bill and UK Digital Markets Regulation.
Over one concise but comprehensive day out of the office you’ll gain insights from:

9x key areas of focus tackled on an agenda structured by a specialist Advisory Board for a specialist audience

30+ specialist speakers from key stakeholders provide unique perspectives and views

Hear from Regulatory Authorities and Government on objectives and implementation of the Regime.

Featuring U.K. Government & Digital Regulation Co-Operation Forum Bodies

Denny Jicheva
Denny Jicheva Head of Digital Markets Strategy & Institutional Design, Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT)
U.K. Government
Matthew Braovac
Matthew Braovac Director, Digital Markets Unit
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
Graeme Reynolds
Graeme Reynolds Head of Competition Directorate
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Robin Finer
Robin Finer Economics Director
Office of Communications - Ofcom
Tim Capel
Tim Capel Legal Director
Information Commissioner’s Office - ICO
Kate Jones
Kate Jones Chief Executive Officer
Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum - DRCF

Just Some of the 9x Topics On Offer at This Unique Event:

Unpacking the Bill: Discussing Key Issues on Scope, Approach and Designation, including Synergies and Divergence Between the UK and EU Regimes

  • Peculiarities of UK regime vs DMA
  • Highlighting key changes from existing law
  • Key decision points under the regime and consultation around each: making a designation, code of conduct, pro-competitive interventions

In-House Perspectives from Strategic Market Status Firms and Challenger Firms on Implications, Opportunities and Practical Responses

  • Engagement in the legislative and regulatory process
  • Challenges faced and lessons learned in preparing for DMA readiness
  • Contrasting the challenges presented by DMCC vs DMA preparation
  • The extent to which DMA compliance can be extended to meet the UK regime
  • Potential opportunities for challenger firms in the new regime

Addressing the Differences Between Conduct Requirements and Pro-Competitive Interventions (PCI) and How they Might Sit Alongside the Existing Markets Regime

  • Circumstances where conduct requirements on an individual firm might be insufficient
  • Learnings from the Markets Regime about the possible shape of PCIs
  • The role of international co-operation and comity in inherently global tech markets

How the CMA’s New Consumer Fining Powers will Impact the Treatment of Tech Perceived Harms

  • When is consumer law a better tool than competition law or conduct requirements
  • Scope for consumer powers to bite on a much broader range of firms than SMS
  • The growing importance of consumer law in parallel regimes

Considering the Potential for DMU Follow-On Claims and Private Enforcement of the SMS Regime, Including Exemplary Damages

  • New and emerging theories of harm in dynamic markets: innovation, ecosystems and beyond
  • How the SMS Regime may or may not change the approach to remedies
  • Merger reforms under the DMCC

Examining Recent Developments in Tech Merger Control Including Theories of Harm and Remedies

  • New and emerging theories of harm in dynamic markets: innovation, ecosystems and beyond
  • How the SMS Regime may or may not change the approach to remedies
  • Merger reforms under the DMCC

Meet Your Event Advisory Board

Tom Smith
Tom Smith Partner
Geradin Partners
Verity Egerton-Doyle
Verity Egerton-Doyle Counsel & UK Tech Sector Leader

Featuring In-House Counsel and Policy Perspectives from

Oliver Bethel
Oliver Bethel Head of Competition
Cleo Alliston
Cleo Alliston Senior Lawyer, Competition & Regulatory Law
Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas General Counsel
Kelkoo Group
Tanja Salem
Tanja Salem Director of Economics
Tom Fish
Tom Fish Head of Public Policy
Gener8 & Director of Policy for CODE, The Coalition for Online Data Empowerment
Kelli Fairbrother
Kelli Fairbrother Co-Founder & CEO
Mark Buse
Mark Buse SVP, Head of Global Government Relations & Policy
Match Group

With Additional Expert Contributions From

Oliver Latham
Oliver Latham Vice President
Charles River Associates
Robert O’Donoghue KC
Robert O'Donoghue KC Barrister
Brick Court Chambers
Jackie Holland
Jackie Holland Partner
Cleary Gottlieb
Robert Palmer KC
Robert Palmer KC Barrister
Monckton Chambers
Vicky Sedgwick
Vicky Sedgwick Manager
Frontier Economics
Al Mangan
Al Mangan Partner, Competition & Regulation
Addleshaw Goddard
Stephen McDonald
Stephen McDonald Head of Economics
Annabelle Gawer
Annabelle Gawer Chaired Professor in Digital Economy
University of Surrey & CMA Independent Digital Expert
Jordon Ellison
Jordon Ellison Partner
Slaughter & May
Kim Dietzel
Kim Dietzel Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Jenine Hulsmann
Jenine Hulsmann Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Michelle Clark
Michelle Clark Partner, Antitrust & Competition
Tom McGrath
Tom McGrath Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Contact Us


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


For Speaking enquiries please contact Peter on +44 (0)20 3481 8843 or email

Booking & General

For Booking & General enquiries please contact Danushka on +44 (0) 20 3398 8551 or email

Venue & Logistics

For Venue & Logistics enquiries please contact Sarah on +44 (0) 20 3398 8560 or email


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