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UK Competition Law Conference
February 2023
London, United Kingdom

February 2023
London, United Kingdom

UK Competition Law

Review the CMA’s vision and enforcement priorities post-Brexit. Then, discuss with your peers strategies to minimise your competition law risks.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2022!

To register your interest for the 2023 UK Competition Law conference, download the 2022 brochure here.

The essential update on UK Competition Law 2022

Policy & Enforcement Developments

Hear directly from the CMA on what lessons can be learnt from their enforcement in 2021 and look ahead to their vision for 2022 and beyond. Then, join the debate on the future of CMA post-Brexit, its role in a globalised world and what it means for corporates.

Finally, consider concurrent competition law enforcement with representatives from CMA, FCA, PSR and Ofgem.

Merger Control

Analyse how the CMA is approaching merger control, including in dynamic markets. Gain insights on how the new merger assessment guidelines work in practice and whether the CMA’s approach is different to the Commission’s, as well as practical tips on how to manage parallel investigations and the latest on FDI.

Litigation

Attend Mr Justice Marcus Smith, the new President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) Afternoon Keynote Address to understand how they are is approaching cases.

Review significant recent standalone actions and follow-on damages cases, including collective damages claims after Mastercard and key takeaways from the Coca-Cola strike out case.

Big Tech

How is the UK approaching big tech? What are the aims and purposes of the CMA's digital market unit? What practical lessons can be learnt from from the CMA’s recent studies and investigations? Will there be divergence between the UK and Europe in approaching big tech? Consider these, and other key questions, in one of the most dynamic areas of competition law.

Vertical Restraints

Join this practical discussion to consider the UK’s Vertical Block Exemption, interaction and divergence from EU's approach, current online sales and dual distribution challenges, along with the latest on RPM.

Horizontal Risks

Explore current developments in horizontals, including the UK's horizontal guidelines review, what forms of collaboration are permissible (especially in the context of COVID-19), fuel shortages and sustainability, and the implications of these for compliance. 

RECONNECT WITH THE COMPETITION LAW COMMUNITY

After the hiatus caused by COVID-19, it is time to reconnect with the competition law community. Join us after the conference for a drinks reception to catch up with your peers and make new connections in an informal setting.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We have a number of exclusive and innovative sponsorship and speaking options, to help you demonstrate thought leadership in the Competition Law arena.

For more information please contact Enes Duzen at Enes.Duzen@informa.com or call Enes on +44 (0) 20 8052 0469.

Lead Counsel Commercial & Disputes

Vodafone Ltd

"Very enjoyable and useful - my interest and the energy levels in the room never flagged - always the mark of a good conference"