Thursday, 30 November 2017, London, United Kingdom

Overview

Global Competition Review is delighted to present this premier one-day conference to be held on Thursday, 30 November 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137

Chairs

John Davies

Compass Lexecon, Paris and London

John Davies is a Senior Vice President with Compass Lexecon based in Paris. He began his career in 1994 as a consulting economist specialising in regulation and competition, working on mergers (such as HP/Compaq), regulatory reviews in gas, electricity and airports and privatisation of utilities. He has recently returned to consulting after 12 years working in several public sector roles.

Peter Scott

Norton Rose Fulbright, London

Peter Scott is a Partner in the Antitrust & Competition team based in London. Peter specialises in all areas of contentious antitrust and competition law work, including High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) litigation, European Court proceedings, arbitration cases and investigations by the competition authorities.

Programme

8.45: Welcome coffee and registration

9.15: Chairs' opening remarks

John Davies, Compass Lexecon, Paris and London
Peter Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

9.30: Keynote address

10.15: From now until 2019: Advice for the short term

With Brexit negotiations underway, clients and their counsel have to navigate a transitional period in which the point to which we are transitioning is as yet unclear. What advice should be given to clients in such a context? On the conduct side, what is the best advice to a client facing a current cartel problem? For victims of an antitrust breach, should private claims be started now in the UK? What is the best tactical approach?

Moderator:
Peter Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

11.45: Coffee break

12.15: State aid - a different policy future for the UK?

While most observers believe the core of competition law in the UK will not change dramatically post-Brexit, one area which may well see significant policy change is state aid. Will the EU require continuing state aid control as a condition for access to the single market? If not, might the UK choose to maintain some form of state aid control going beyond its commitments under WTO rules on subsidies? How will that affect competition in practice for companies?

Moderator:
John Davies, Compass Lexecon, Paris and London

13.45: Chairs' closing remarks

John Davies, Compass Lexecon, Paris and London
Peter Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

14.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Shearman & Sterling

Venue

London, United Kingdom

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £600  20 October 2017
Early £700 17 November 2017
Standard £800 30 November 2017

 

In-house/governmental
Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available