Competition Events

ThoughtLeaders4 Competition events engage all facets of the Competition Law & Litigation community. Come together to learn, network and grow your practice.

Members will benefit from free attendance at all 4Sight events and discounts to the others. Look through the upcoming events below

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Upcoming Events

1 Day ConferenceHalf Day Conference • In-Person Event
18 Apr 2024
The Merger Control Forum 2024

This one day conference unites experts from throughout the competition law eco-system to address recent cases, developments in the sector, diverging practice methods and more. Exploring these topics will be representatives from Regulators, In-House Counsel, and Private Pracitice.


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Virtual
22 Apr 2024
10x Growth In The UK Litigation Market: Priming An Industry For Scale

The mass action space in the litigation market is maturing at a rapid pace in the UK. We're set to experience 10x growth in cases, claimants, settlement values and funding in the coming 24 months. What do we need to do as an industry to get ready?
Across the collective redress market, we’re seeing unprecedented growth across the number of cases, cohorts of claimants, the value of settlements and the funding that underpins this era of the mega-group action. Any business or industry that goes through this sort of growth has work to do to prime operating models to be ready to scale. It's a great problem to have, but one that requires us to lean in.


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Virtual
29 Apr 2024
How Does Competition in Generative AI Work?

Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) is the priority topic of competition authorities around the globe. Over the last few months, they announced market studies into GenAI to understand how GenAI works. For the first time, stakeholders and competition authorities are building knowledge simultaneously due to rapid market and regulatory developments. This panel will provide some insights into the functioning of GenAI and the potential competition concerns.


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1 Day ConferenceHalf Day Conference • In-Person Event
30 Apr 2024
The Competition Law in Financial Services Summit

Unraveling Challenges in Financial Services through expert perspectives. Join our conference on competition law, where in-house counsel, regulators, practitioners, litigators, and barristers converge to decode fintech, payment systems, class actions, and ESG dynamics.


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Virtual
21 May 2024
Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill: What To Expect After Royal Assent

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent in April 2024. The digital markets parts of the Bill seek to boost competition in digital markets. It will put in place a new regulatory regime to mitigate the market power of the large tech firms that will be designated as having strategic market status (SMS). Once a specific activity is designated by the CMA, it has powers to write bespoke conduct requirements that will significantly change how it operates. The CMA will also have the power to impose pro-competitive interventions to improve the functioning of digital markets, and review more of the SMS firms’ mergers.


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1 Day Conference • In-Person Event
06 Jun 2024
The Competition Collective Actions Forum 2024 - 2nd Annual

Over one focused, yet comprehensive day, this conference brings together those involved in live cases and the wider competition litigation community to address lessons learned and experience gained to date in this repaidly evolving area of litigation.

Hear your peers address recent case developments, bringing and defending class actions, including key questions around trial, settlement, carriage dispute, class definition, funding and more.


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1 Day ConferenceHalf Day Conference • In-Person Event
20 Jun 2024
The UK Competition Law Forum 2024

Join your peers at this unique day Forum focused specifically on the UK’s competition regulatory landscape. This is your opportunity to gain practical perspectives and expert insight on recent and forthcoming developments to the UK’s ever-changing regime as we continue to see the establishment of the UK’s own standards, procedures and increasing investigations in the years since Brexit.


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1 Day Conference • In-Person Event
24 Sep 2024
The UK Digital Markets Competition Regulation Forum 2024 - 2nd Annual

As the first dedicated Forum to focus specifically on the UK Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill this unique day conference brings together Government, Regulators, In-House Counsel and Private Practice to address the implications for SMS Firms, Non-SMS Firms, Business Users and Consumers exploring what we now know, contrasting with other Regimes and identifying opportunities and threats.


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Past Events

Virtual
07 Mar 2024
Coming Soon: AI and Competition Law: Enforcement at a Cross-Roads

Watch this space for a new confirmed date for this panel session.

The rapid advances in AI, in particular large language models (LLMs), over the last couple of years looks set to have a transformative impact on all aspects of our lives. Applications for AI already impact our workplaces, politics, music, television and international relations. Further, the power and effectiveness of LLMs and other AI enabled technologies appear to have the potential to advance rapidly, as their predictive power is enhanced through use and through the sharing of data by users.


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Virtual
01 Mar 2024
The Future of Funding Collective Actions in the UK

Uncertainty beset the UK’s growing litigation funding market following the Supreme Court’s surprising decision in PACCAR, where it was decided that litigation funding agreements under which funders are remunerated by a portion of awarded damages are damages-based agreements, and therefore unenforceable unless compliant with the Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2013. Damages-based agreements also cannot be used for collective proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), as per the CAT Rules.


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Virtual
22 Jan 2024
Group Action Settlement Distribution: Addressing Challenges and Best Practice Solutions

It can take many years to finally reach agreement on paying people who have been harmed through the legal settlement process and vehicles such as Class Actions or Group Litigations Orders. This webinar will discuss the payment challenges and position a series of best practise approaches to making sure that all claimants receive what is rightfully theirs.  


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Virtual
26 Sep 2023
Addressing the Intersection of Consumer Protection & Competition Law

Led by Fountain Court Chambers, this webinar will look at competition and consumer enforcement, discussing a variety of areas such as the general trends and developments in this sphere and their increased integration. Our panel will also delve into the relationship between competition enforcement proceedings, consumer protection and class actions whilst also cosnidering potential alternantives and legislative changes in these areas.


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Virtual
15 Sep 2023
Distribution of Damages: The possible roles of the lawyer, economist and claims administrator

Discussing damages and distribution methodologies in collective actions and the possible role of lawyers, economists, and claims administrators. We will look at the nascent UK landscape and what we can learn from the US experience.


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Virtual
17 Jul 2023
Self-Preferencing in Digital Markets: The Focus of Enforcement and Emerging Trends

Since the European Commission’s milestone Google Shopping decision, self-preferencing theories of harm have taken a key role in European competition enforcement in digital markets. Recent (proposed) regulation of digital markets targeting certain forms of self-preferencing reinforces the focus on such practices. Understanding the impact on consumer outcomes of self-preferencing conduct, and determining which forms self-preferencing should be priority for enforcement, can be complex.


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Virtual
07 Jul 2023
Private Antitrust Litigation in Italy: Opportunities, Risks, Recent Developments and Horizon-Scanning

While historically private antitrust enforcement in Italy was somewhat of a niche area without substantial damages awards, in recent years the landscape has changed quite dramatically. This is increasingly putting Italy on the radar of those in Europe who follow and drive private antitrust litigation.  At the same time, this is bringing about increased risk for companies infringing, or allegedly infringing, competition laws.


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Virtual
30 Jun 2023
Competition Law in the Financial Services Sector

Our panel will discuss key developments affecting firms in the financial services sector in this webinar. This will cover a wide range of topics, such as the FCA's Wholesale Data Market Study, the FCA's Consumer Duty, the CMA's draft guidance on environmental sustainability agreements, the UK government's proposed changes to the competition law framework, and the impact of big tech on financial services markets.


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Virtual
12 Jun 2023
In-House Viewpoint Series: Structuring Sound Competition Compliance Programmes

With competition laws and regulations becoming increasingly complex and regulators toughening their approach to enforcement, non-compliance can result in hefty fines, reputational damage and disqualification of Directors. Accordingly, it has never been more essential for businesses to ensure sound compliance programmes are in place to mitigate these risks. During this virtual event in-house representatives from Meta, Barclays, Hasbro and HSBC will discuss key challenges and their experiences.


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Virtual
Jun 2023
Competition Next Gen

Bringing together up-and-coming practitioners specialising in Competition to forge networks, discuss experiences and share knowledge.


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Virtual
12 May 2023
Navigating the Interplay of Sustainability and Competition Law

ESG continues to gain prominence as companies look to comply with reporting requirements and increasingly recognise the positive returns to investment in this area. Led by Grant Thornton and featuring the Executive Director for Enforcement at the CMA, your expert webinar panel will discuss a variety of topical issues around ESG and how the Competition Authorities are developing detailed guidance on the interplay between competition law and sustainability agreements / collaborations among competitors on ESG initiatives.


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Virtual
28 Apr 2023
Big Tech vs. the Regulators: Addressing Recent Antitrust Battles and Pending Developments in Digital Markets

Attend this webinar to hear the EU Commission, legal and economic specialist address what it is about the large technology companies that have made them a particular focus of investigations by the European Commission and national competition regulators, and the various types of behaviour by those companies that are recurrent issues those investigations.

The panel will also discuss the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act which, depending on your perspective, either provides welcome legislative certainty in relation to some of these behaviours or is an exercise of legislative power by one of the disputants in order to win the argument.


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Virtual
24 Apr 2023
Post Brexit UK and EU Competition Law Enforcement: Increasing Divergence or Plain Sailing?

The competition law enforcement landscape has changed significantly since Brexit. Substantive divergences are beginning to emerge and parallel merger and antitrust investigations before the CMA and the European Commission are becoming increasingly frequent. This webinar will take stock of these and other recent developments and discuss the shape and direction of UK and EU competition law enforcement post Brexit.


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Virtual
17 Apr 2023
Competition Enforcement – Views From Both Sides of the Channel

At this virtual event, we will bring together the CMA and European Commission to discuss recent developments in the enforcement of competition rules in the European Union and the United Kingdom. We will focus on public enforcement but will also touch on private enforcement and the role competition agencies can play in it.

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Virtual
24 Mar 2023
Discussing Recent Competition Collective Action Developments

Ahead of the ‘Competition Collective Actions Forum 2023’ taking place in June, your esteemed Event Advisory Board will be highlighting and providing unique insights into recent developments and topics to watch in this rapidly developing area of competition litigation. Featuring specialists actively engaged in today’s key cases from both claimant and defendant firms, hear first-hand perspectives from the coal face as 6 leading Partners share views, opinions and shed light on key topics that will be majored on at the Forum on the 6th June.


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Virtual
13 Mar 2023
UK Subsidy Control Act 2022 – Now live but what does it mean in practice?

Our expert panel Professor Suzanne Rab of Serle Court, Nicole Robins of Oxera, and Daniel Schwarz of Clifford Chance discuss the Subsidy Control Act 2022 which came into force on 4 January 2023. This session provides an opportunity for early exploration of the new regulatory framework where questions over interpretation and enforcement are yet to be fully determined.


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Virtual
03 Mar 2023
Enhancing Efficiency for Class Certification and Evidence Gathering with Large Group Claims

Led by BRG, your expert panel will discuss the use of surveys for large claimant groups in relation to collective actions. The panel will address a variety of topics including the position of surveys and their approach to class certification, how they identify the correct class, their status, and how they can be used to calculate damages. Panellists will also delve into case studies and share their practical experiences in these areas.


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2 Day Summits
27 Nov 2022
18th Global Citizenship Conference

In today’s volatile world, having multiple options in terms of residence and citizenship provides high-net-worth families with greater global mobility, increased security, improved access to premium education, and more extensive business and investment opportunities. At the same time, sovereign states recognize the innovative financing opportunity that such programs present: sovereign equity is clearly the better alternative than sovereign debt, especially for smaller nations.

Join us at the Global Citizenship Conference and benefit from high-level, interactive discussion sessions, presentations, and participative workshops featuring pre-eminent thought leaders, government decision makers including several prime ministers and senior government ministers, leading academics, and investment migration experts from around the globe.


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