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26 February 2020
Dublin, Ireland

EU Competition Law, Dublin

Hear directly from the European Commission and share practical strategies with in-house counsel from multinational corporates to address the biggest competition law challenges.

Created by the Advanced EU Competition Law team.

The EU Competition Law, Dublin conference returns on 26 Feb 2020 to discuss comp law developments at both EU and national level:

Review the biggest competition law developments in Ireland and beyond, take advantage of the opportunities on offer and find practical strategies to address your challenges, whilst making lasting connections with your peers. Highlights of our upcoming conference include:

Hear from the Commission

This is your opportunity to hear directly from Eddy De Smijter, Head of the International Relations Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, on key developments in international competition policy and challenges to EU regulation post-Brexit, and Leo Flynn, Legal Services, European Commission, on state aid to ensure you are fully up to date with their approach.


ECN+ Directive

During this interactive session with the European Commission and the CCPC we will analyse how the ECN+ Directive has impacted enforcement in the region, with particular focus on cartel enforcement, bid rigging and follow on damages.


Digitalisation and Competition Law

Join this focused session discussing whether the digital era will prompt a redefining of the scope of competition authorities. 

Litigation and Private Enforcement, A View from the Court

What is the impact of the implementation of the Damages Directive in Ireland and what are the opportunities for Ireland as a litigation destination? We will address these key questions to help you shape your private enforcement strategy. We will compare the pros and cons of litigating in Ireland, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. 

Abuse of Dominance

Review recent decisions at EU and national level, with particular focus on abuse of dominance and big tech cases: Google, Qualcomm and Intel. In-house and private practice will discuss the latest best practice in relation to rebates and unfair trading, gain an update on excessive pricing cases and consider how big data is creating new challenges for abuse of dominance. 

Compliance and Dawn Raids

A session created specifically for in-house counsel, delivered by in-house counsel! Hear from your peers on how to create an effective compliance programme and get your message across to your organisation. Gain practical tips on how to prepare your company for a dawn raid and how to deal with them, as well as addressing the subsequent media attention. 

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION!


Join us for a networking drinks reception at the end of the conference at 17.30. 

Meet fellow in-house lawyers from major multinational companies and leading competition practitioners - share practical experiences and build communities. 

Why attend EU Competition Law, Dublin? Here's what last year's delegates said:

"A very insightful conference with an esteemed panel discussing contemporary competition law matters. I hope this becomes an annual event in the calendar"

Country Compliance Manager
CRH plc

"If you are only going to one competition law event, the annual forums by KNect365 (either Brussels, London or Dublin) are the ones to pick.

EMEA Legal Director
Veritas Technologies (UK) Limited

"Excellent event, with a wide range of speakers with different expertise. Very refreshing and interesting conference"

Senior Competition and Regulatory Affairs Manager
Three Ireland (Hutchison) Limited

"A detailed and interractive event full of interest"

Barrister
Six Pump Court

"The conference was an excellent opportunity to catch the latest competition challenges, a combination of relevant presentations and panel discussion topics with a broad range of experienced speakers"

Internal Control & Ethics Manager
JT International Romania SRL

"A very informative conference and the calibre of speakers was second to none"

In-house Counsel
Tesco Ireland

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