The UK Digital Markets Competition Regulation Forum 2024 - 2nd Annual

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 | 24 September 2024 | Central London


Complimentary attendance for In-House Counsel & Policy practitioners

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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 and Regulatory Authorities directly engaged with and impacted by the implementation of the of the DMCC and UK Digital Markets Regulation.

Over one concise but comprehensive day out of the office you’ll gain insights from:

8x 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 on objectives and implementation of the Regime.

Featuring In-House Counsel and Policy Perspectives from:

You’re hear both SMS and Challenger Firm In-House Perspectives on DMCC Implementation .

Oliver Bethel
Oliver Bethel Head of EMEA Competition Legal
Tom Fish
Tom Fish Head of Public Policy
Gener8 & Director of Policy for CODE, The Coalition for Online Data Empowerment

Just Some of the 8x Topics On Offer at This Unique Event:

Unpacking Implementation and Discussing Key Issues in the Designation Debate

  • Assessing the guidance and processes of DMU
  • What to expect in the first 12 months of the regime
  • What can we expect with the first designations

In-House Perspective: Strategic Market Status Firms and Challenger Firms Unpack DMCC Implementation

  • Engagement in the consultation and regulatory process
  • Challenges faced and lessons learned from the DMA regime and how to improve upon it in the DMCC
  • Assessing the Codes of Conduct
  • The extent to which DMA compliance can be extended to meet the UK regime

Designing Codes of Conduct and Remedies Design in Digital Markets in Practice

  • The role for different regulators in the implementation of the regime
  • What is there to learn from the DMA and other Sectoral Regulators?
  • Constructing codes of conduct

Exploring the Interplay Between the CMA’s New Consumer Enforcement and Digital Markets

  • 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
  • AI being tackled through consumer enforcement
  • The growing importance of consumer law in parallel regimes

Assessing the Potential for Private Enforcement of the SMS Regime

  • What this means for the already booming competition collective actions regime
  • Scope of Individual actions in the new landscape
  • What we can learn from private enforcement in Europe following the DMA and it’s implications for the UK

Examining Recent Developments in Tech Merger Control

  • 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
  • Recent Tech Mergers under the DMA and implications for the DMCC
  • How the SMS Regime may or may not change the approach to remedies

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 Digital Markets 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.

Tom Smith
Tom Smith Partner
Geradin Partners
Verity Egerton-Doyle
Verity Egerton-Doyle Partner, UK Co-Head of Technology Sector & Global Co-head of Gaming
James Hill
James Hill Principal
RBB Economics
Simeon Thornton
Simeon Thornton Economics Director
Jenine Hulsmann
Jenine Hulsmann Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Stephen McDonald
Stephen McDonald Head of Economics
Kim Dietzel
Kim Dietzel Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Michele Davis
Michele Davis Partner & Head of Global Tech, Media & Telecoms
Al Mangan
Al Mangan Partner, Competition & Regulation
Addleshaw Goddard

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