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February 2020
Dublin, Ireland

EU Competition Law, Dublin

Hear directly from the European Commission and share practical strategies with in-house counsel from multinational corporates to address the biggest competition law challenges.

Created by the Advanced EU Competition Law team.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2019!

We're still putting the 2020 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure

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Highlights at the 2019 conference included:

Join us in Dublin to help refine your competition law strategies in light of current case law and policy developments at both EU and national level. As national competition authorities are due to become empowered by ECN+ and Ireland's legal community is looking to benefit from the effects of Brexit, now is the time to understand what opportunities are available for competition lawyers in the region. 

Hear from the Commission

This is your opportunity to hear directly from Eddy De Smijter, Head of the International Relations Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, on the challenges of globalisation for competition law and Leo Flynn, Legal Services, European Commission, on state aid to ensure you are fully up to date with their approach.

Merger Control Developments

During this interactive session we will analyse recent changes to the Irish merger control regime, EU level developments including gun jumping and will compare Irish and other national approaches to information sharing in mergers and joint ventures. Our in-house speakers will also offer you their top practical tips for de-risking mergers. 

Bid Rigging and Cartels

As many national competition authorities are focusing greater attention on bid rigging, now is the time to analyse current policy and enforcement developments as well as recent cases in this increasingly important area of competition law. During this session our speakers will also analyse other developments in cartels.

Private Enforcement

What is the impact of the implementation of the Damages Directive in Ireland and what are the opportunities for Ireland as a litigation destination? We will address these key questions to help you shape your private enforcement strategy. We will compare the pros and cons of litigating in Ireland, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. 

Abuse of Dominance

Review recent decisions at EU and national level including Google and the Irish cement sector investigation, discuss the latest best practice in relation to rebates and unfair trading, gain an update on excessive pricing cases and consider how big data is creating new challenges for abuse of dominance. 

Compliance and Dawn Raids

A session created specifically for in-house counsel, delivered by in-house counsel! Hear from your peers on how to create an effective compliance programme and get your message across to your organisation. Gain practical tips on how to prepare your company for a dawn raid and how to deal with them, as well as addressing the subsequent media attention. 


Join us for a networking drinks reception at the end of the conference at 17.50. 

Meet fellow in-house lawyers from major multinational companies and leading competition practitioners - share practical experiences and build communities. 

Why attend KNect365’s Competition Law conferences? Here’s what some of our previous delegates had to say:

“Great insight on competitive law topics from different points of view”

A-K Braun
Roche Diagnostics

“A super one-stop shop to having a briefing on major recent developments”

V Power
A&L Goodbody

“Excellent speakers and interesting debate!”

E Goulron
SJ Berwin

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