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Key Sessions

Daniel Rawling

A View from the CMA

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
UK Competition Law
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
UK Competition Law
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
09:10 - 09:55 45 mins
UK Competition Law
A View from the CMA
  • Daniel Rawling - Director, Policy and International, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
09:55 - 10:45 50 mins
UK Competition Law
Brexit: Where are we Now?
  • Lee Callaghan - General Counsel Europe and India, Group Competition Counsel, Aviva
  • Manish Das - Head of Competition Law, Litigation, Regulatory & Competition, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Where are we now?
  • What is on the horizon?
  • Implications for competition law regulation in the UK
  • What is the likely future relationship between the CMA and the Commission
  • Dealing with the transitional period and implications for ongoing cases 
  • How are corporates preparing?
  • What businesses based outside the UK need to be aware of when dealing with UK
  • businesses post-Brexit
10:45 - 11:10 25 mins
UK Competition Law
Morning Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:55 45 mins
UK Competition Law
Review of CMA’s Current Enforcement Actions & Investigations
  • Review of significant recent investigations including:
  • The statutory audit market study
  • Investment consultancy and fiduciary management services: proposals for reform
  • Booking sites probe
  • Excessive pricing cases in the pharma sector
  • Ping and other significant decisions
11:55 - 12:45 50 mins
UK Competition Law
Competition Law in the Regulated Sectors: How is Concurrency Working in Practice?
  • Sheldon Mills - Director of Competition, Financial Conduct Authority
  • James Lambert - Director, Sector Regulation, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Jonathan Spence - Legal Partner – Consumers & Competition, Ofgem
  • Thomas Cole - Head of Competition, Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
  • The CMA’s role in the regulated sectors
  • How are sector regulators using their powers?
  • Review of recent enforcement actions
12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
UK Competition Law
13:45 - 14:35 50 mins
UK Competition Law
Merger Control in the UK
  • Review of significant decisions
  • Innovation, data and other considerations in merger control for the digital sphere
  • Gun jumping and other procedural developments
  • Foreign investment control developments
  • What is the likely future of UK merger control post Brexit?
  • Current trends in economic analysis of mergers
14:35 - 15:15 40 mins
UK Competition Law
Private Enforcement and Damages
  • Review of significant recent cases including BritNed and their implications for private enforcement of competition law
  • Trucks cartel: what is the latest?
  • The future of UK private enforcement after Brexit including reasons to bring a claim in the UK
  • Passing on defence
  • Litigation funding options and other practical considerations
15:15 - 15:35 20 mins
UK Competition Law
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:35 - 16:15 40 mins
UK Competition Law
State Aid
  • Review of current developments
  • UK state aid regime during the transition period
  • How is the state aid regime likely to develop in the UK post Brexit?
16:15 - 16:30 15 mins
UK Competition Law
Chair’s Closing Commentary and Close of Focus Day
16:30 - 17:30 60 mins
Women in Competition Law
Women in Competition Law: Diversity, Inspiration and Empowerment
  • Ingeborg Simonsson - Judge, Patent and Market Court
  • Anneleen Straetemans - Global Legal Director, Competition, Anheuser-Busch InBev nv/sa
  • Siún O’Keeffe - Manager, ACM Academy, Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets
  • Join our panel of inspirational female leaders in competition law to discuss how to take female representation in competition law to the next level. After the session, you will have an opportunity to share experiences and stories during a special networking reception.

    This session is open to everyone attending either the main conference or the focus day.
17:30 - 18:30 60 mins
Women in Competition Law
Pre-Conference Drinks Reception

Join us for a pre-conference drinks reception to meet fellow competition lawyers from across Europe.

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