Following the publication of the highly anticipated independent report by John Penrose MP, this year's conference will focus on the future development and reform of UK competition and consumer law.

Our panel will then have a series of sessions on consumer protection, compliance programmes, merger control and national security rules, and subsidies and State aid post-Brexit, with speakers from the CMA, BEIS, Monckton Chambers and Pinsent Masons. 

Agenda: Morning session


Power to the people - Reforming UK competition and consumer law to make markets work for consumers

  • John Penrose MP
  • Alan Davis, Pinsent Masons LLP


Consumer protection - CMA enforcement activity and what happens next

  • Jason Freeman, Director, Consumer Law, CMA
  • Angelique Bret, Pinsent Masons LLP


Achieving compliance - What should businesses do differently to adapt to the new world of competition and consumer law enforcement?

  • Robert Vidal, Pinsent Masons LLP

Agenda: Afternoon session


Open for Business? - The UK's new national security regime and key trends in merger control

  • Niall Mackenzie, CBE, Director, Consumer & Competition Policy, BEIS
  • Giles Warrington, Pinsent Masons LLP 


The post-Brexit level playing field? – Goodbye State aid, hello subsidies

  • Anneli Howard QC, Monckton Chambers 
  • Dr Totis Kotsonis, Pinsent Masons LLP


Competition law review of the year – Key trends and what to look out for next 

  • Richard Whish, Emeritus Professor of Law, King's College London

Event date

10:00 - 11:45 BST

14:00 - 15:30 BST

Pinsent Masons Video

Morning session

Pinsent Masons Video

Afternoon session


Anneli Howard QC

QC at Monckton Chambers

Jason Freeman

Director of Consumer Law at Competition & Markets Authority

John Penrose MP

MP at Weston, Worle & The Villages

Niall Mackenzie CBE

Director, Consumer & Competition Policy at BEIS

Professor Richard Whish

Emeritus Professor of Law at King's College London