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2 - 6 August 2021
Downing College,
Cambridge, UK

EU Competition Law Summer School

Your A-Z of EU competition law. Gain a firm understanding of the fundamentals and build on them through multi-format sessions to shape practical strategies & address current challenges.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2020!


We're currently putting the 2021 programme together - if you'd like to know once it's ready then please register your interest by downloading the 2020 brochure here

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

Covering all areas of competition law, this 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 event to be instructed by a diverse range of top competition law minds and to join interactive 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.

EU Competition Law Summer School in numbers

30+
Top legal minds sharing their insights including regulators, in-house counsel, economists and private practice lawyers
5
Information-packed, practical days all from the comfort of your home
1
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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