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June 2020
Brussels, Belgium

Competition Law Challenges in the Shipping Sector

Join regulators, in-house counsel and top legal minds for your annual review of competition law challenges in the shipping sector

Consortium block exemption, mergers, blockchain, state aid and Brexit...ensure you have strategies to address current thorny issues

Thank you to all those who attended in 2019!

We're still putting the 2020 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure

Or alternatively, you can see more conferences on our homepage...

Highlights at the 2019 conference included:


Hear directly from the European Commission

Hear directly Henrik Morch, Head of Unit, European Commission on their current priorities in the shipping sector. A great opportunity to ask your burning questions!

Brexit: Implications for the Shipping Sector and Competition Law

Consider practical implications of Brexit for the shipping sector. What will happen when you sail into the UK? What is the likely impact on the pattern of trade? What will it mean for competition law and how will the CMA deal with shipping?

Consortia Block Exemption & Recent Development in Alliances

Join this timely session to discuss what is next for the Consortia Block Exemption and review of recent developments in shipping alliances. Our speakers will review recent case law and its practical impact as well as consider how consortia should be regulated. 

Mergers in the Shipping Sector: Where Next?

Review recent and pending mergers and analyse the likelihood of more mergers in the sector and how the authorities are likely to approach them. Our eminent speakers will discuss vertical integration into terminals, current remedies and international trends to ensure that you are fully up to date. 

Blockchain: What are the Opportunities?

What does blockchain offer for the shipping sector? Consider how it is being used with a specific focus on Maersk and consider competition law challenges presented by the new opportunities including potential consequences of the Commission’s technology cases for shipping.

Compliance and Dawn Raids: How Best to Address the Challenges

During this practical session our in-house speakers will offer their top tips to help you design an effective compliance programme for a global business and to prepare your company for a dawn raid. They will analyse what powers the authorities have and how to handle reputational risk if you have been dawn raided. 

Interested in aviation as well?

Our Competition Law in the Aviation Sector conference takes place the day before the Shipping event and in the same venue.

Book on both days to get the full picture and to receive a saving.

What did your peers think of our previous events?

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