19 October 2017
Competition Law Compliance 2017
The essential conference for in-house counsel dealing with competition law
Strengthen your compliance programmes and reduce risk by joining international in-house counsel to explore the frontiers of competition law
Designed specifically with the needs of in-house counsel in mind
Whether you are a competition law specialist or a generalist in-house lawyer, you need to understand what competition law risks your company is exposed to and how best to avoid them in order to ensure that you do not fall foul of the rules and avoid hefty fines. As competition law authorities turn their attention to newer areas of competition risk such as online distribution, pricing algorithms and information exchange, it is essential to stay up to date with how their approach is developing. This conference will offer you up to date guidance on how key areas are developing as well as practical take aways which will help you shape your compliance programme.
Key issues covered include:
- Digital markets
- Compliance for dominant companies
- Pricing, RPM and rebates
- Dawn raids
- Private enforcement of competition law
- Information exchange
- Updates on Intel, Google , Coty, Apple, Facebook/Whatsapp, Mastercard and other cases
How to ensure your compliance programme is effective?
This session will allow you to engage in a meaningful conversation, gather rich insight and make connections with your fellow in-house lawyers within a lively and informal setting.
Key themes include:
- Compliance for multinationals
- How to measure the effectiveness of a compliance programme?
- Document creation and retention
- Digitalisation of compliance programmes
What is on the horizon?
- The European Commission’s whistleblowing line
- Draft Directive for ECN+
- State aid and taxation after Apple
- Competition authorities approaches to compliance programmes
- Data protection concerns
Private enforcement of competition law
- Update on private enforcement after Mastercard
- Managerial liability: can companies sue managers for damages?
- Implications for employment contracts
- New risks and opportunities
Gain practical insight from:
- In-house counsel from multinationals
- Regulators and national competition authorities
- Eminent private practice lawyers
Learn in a variety of engaging and stimulating formats:
- Technical presentations
- Practical case studies
- Informal world cafe discussion
- Engaging panel sessions
Speakers sharing their practical guidance, include:
Why attend one of our competition law conferences:
"Quality/range of speakers was excellent.”
A Lyons, Polygen
“Specific and comprehensive at the same time.”
H Glatz, Daimler Chrysler
“It was a really useful and well organised conference.”
L Huber, Hungarian Energy Office