Following a raft of developments across all areas of competition law, this year’s conference will focus on the changing competition law landscape, in particular, the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, new guidelines on horizontal cooperation, merger control and foreign direct investment, subsidy control and the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation, and the increasing number of UK competition collective proceedings.

We are delighted to welcome George Lusty, Senior Director of Consumer Protection at the CMA to join our opening session on the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill. We are also pleased to have Richard Whish, Emeritus Professor, King’s College London, to outline the key trends in competition law. Alison Berridge, Barrister, Monckton Chambers, a competition and public law specialist, will add her expertise to the discussion on the UK merger control and NS&I regimes. We will also have Caitlin Wilkinson, Partner, KPMG and Laurence Crook, Associate Director, KPMG joining our session on UK subsidy control and the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation. Finally, we are honoured to have Mr Justice Marcus Smith, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal as our Keynote Speaker to discuss key developments in competition and subsidy control litigation before the CAT. Please see our full programme and list of speakers below.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of competition law, as well as to network with colleagues and peers with an interest in competition law.

We will host this event in person at our office in London but you will also be able to join the event online if you prefer. For those attending in person, there will be a buffet lunch provided before the conference and a drinks reception afterwards.


Event date

In person - 12:00 - 18:00 BST
Online - 13:00 - 18:00 BST



Registration and Lunch



Alan Davis, Head of Competition, EU & Trade, Pinsent Masons 


The new Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill 

Angelique Bret - Partner, Pinsent Masons 

George Lusty - Senior Director of Consumer Protection, CMA


Key highlights of the new EU and UK rules on horizontal agreements

Robert Vidal - Partner, Pinsent Masons 


Competition law in review – key trends and horizon scanning

Richard Whish - Emeritus Professor, King’s College London


Coffee Break


The UK merger control and NS&I regimes: Is the UK open for business?

Alison Berridge - Barrister, Monckton Chambers

Dr Michael Reich - Partner, Pinsent Masons

Giles Warrington - Partner, Pinsent Masons 


UK subsidy control in action and the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation - First impressions

Laurence Crook - Associate Director, KPMG

Dr Totis Kotsonis - Partner, Pinsent Masons 

Caitlin Wilkinson - Partner, KPMG


Taking stock - What’s next in competition litigation in the UK? The President of the CAT shares his insights

Mr Justice Marcus Smith, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal


Drinks reception



Alison Berridge

Barrister at Monckton Chambers

Caitlin Wilkinson

Partner at KPMG

George Lusty

Senior Director at Consumer Protection, Competition & Markets Authority

Laurence Crook

Associate Director at KPMG

Mr Justice Marcus Smith

President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal at High Court

Richard Whish

Emeritus Professor of Law at King's College London

Event location

Pinsent Masons
30 Crown Place
Earl Street
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