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2 - 6 August 2021
Downing College,
Cambridge, UK

EU Competition Law Summer School, Digital Edition

Your A-Z of EU competition law, now from the comfort of your home or office. Gain a firm understanding of the fundamentals and build on them through multi-format sessions to shape practical strategies & address current challenges.

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The perfect way to come to grips with EU Competition Law in just 5 days!

Covering all areas of competition law, this digital event is tailored to the needs of competition law professionals, providing a firm understanding of EU competition law to help you shape your practical strategies.

Each day builds on a key theme in competition law, through a combination of intensive lectures, practical discussions, in-depth Q&As and real life case studies - ensuring that delegates are proficient in both the fundamentals, as well as currently developing tricky issues.

Join this digital event to be instructed by a diverse range of top competition law minds and to join interactive virtual networking to help you establish a pool of invaluable contacts for future business opportunities.

Each Day is Structured to Focus on a Theme, Providing a Solid Foundation in EU Competition Law

Day 1: Article 101
Day 1: Article 101

During Day 1 our expert speakers will provide you with a firm foundation for understanding EU competition law focusing specifically on Article 101 - including principles and practical examples of hard core cartels and key economic considerations, as well as horizontal agreements. Finally, you will have an opportunity to listen to a panel of in-house speakers on how they approach Article 101 in practice.

Day 2: Article 102
Day 2: Article 102

Day 2 will focus on Article 102 and explore the difference between abuse and legitimate competition, introduce theories of harm and discuss practical issues in pricing, as well as how the European Commission is approaching its enforcement priorities. You will be invited to join an in-depth case study to help you analyse the practical issues.

Day 3: IP & Competition Law
Day 3: IP & Competition Law

Join our speakers from Bristows to examine the interface between IP and competition law including the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption, Technology Transfer Block Exemption, the role of IP in Article 102 and currently developing issues surrounding digital markets, AI and data. The day includes two interactive practical sessions analysing practical application of the principles discussed throughout the day.

Day 4: Merger Control & State Aid
Day 4: Merger Control & State Aid

Delve into the law and practice of EU merger control including remedies and appeals. Our expert speakers will offer you a practical guide to merger proceedings based on their experience - including tips on how to structure a deal, pre-notification submissions, interim measures and how to handle multi-jurisdictional mergers.

Day 5: Enforcement, Litigation & Compliance
Day 5: Enforcement, Litigation & Compliance

You will be introduced to the increasingly important area of private enforcement including best strategies for litigation. The day focuses on practical concerns for competition lawyers including how best to navigate the competition processes and current competition law risks and compliance challenges for corporates.

Benefit from Informal Virtual Networking
Benefit from Informal Virtual Networking

Make lasting connections with your peers across the world during structured evening activities including a virtual ice-breaker, a general knowledge quiz and a fun human bingo game! Don't forget our networking app will be available 24/7 before, during and for two weeks after the event, extending your time to connect with others far beyond the 5 days of the Summer School.

Not like any digital event you have seen before!

In an era of physical separation,  ensure you do not get left behind by developments in EU competition law and forge new connections with your peers across the world through our sophisticated and fully interactive conference app.


All the content in a variety of engaging formats and the same diverse range of speakers you would expect from the face to face EU Competition Law Summer School - informative presentations, varied panel sessions, practical case-studies, interactive Q&As & engaging polls. 

Plus! Key sessions will be available on-demand for two weeks after the event allowing you to re-fresh your memory and giving you additional flexibility.

Take advantage of our innovative conference app to connect before, during and for two weeks after the event with 1:1 meetings or informal group chats, maximizing networking opportunities far beyond what a traditional conference could offer. Benefit from AI powered matchmaking algorithm to recommend the best people for you to connect with based on your professional experience and interests. Join virtual evening networking activities to get to help you forge lasting connections.

Benefit from a seamless experience with everything you need on one platform! All the materials in one place including the full agenda, speakers' details, presentations and case studies on the app. Gain 26 CPD hours and a certificate on completion. Additionally you will receive comprehensive event documentation for future reference.


  • As we are saving on venue costs, we are passing these savings to our delegates, benefit from lower costs for one year only 
  • Save valuable time and money because there is no need to travel and book accommodation. 
  • Benefit from additional flexibility, you can participate in the digital summer school from a location of your choosing – your home, your office, wherever is comfortable for you! Sessions will be available on-demand so you can watch or re-watch the session in your own time.

EU Competition Law Summer School in numbers

Top legal minds sharing their insights including regulators, in-house counsel, economists and private practice lawyers
Information-packed, practical days all from the comfort of your home
Unique event to help you build a firm foundation in EU competition law

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Shearman & Sterling

Immersive competition experience, seasoned speakers and superb balance between economics and law, plus enthusiastic attendees from all over the world. 

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