Our Competition conference this year took the form of two webinars. You can find recordings of those sessions below.

The first focuses on the enforcement priorities of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) and the CMA Consumer Protection Regime. The second examines developments in UK and EU Competition law and what’s next for global Britain post-Brexit.

Each session is followed by a Q&A with our speakers.

Event date

14:00 - 17:00

Webinar 1

Please note that due to bandwidth issues the quality of the first session is variable from the outset. Whilst the issue is persistent, the quality does improve over time. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

14:00

The view from the Competition & Markets Authority

Dr Michael Grenfell, Director of Enforcement, Competition & Markets Authority

Dr Michael Grenfell provides an overview of the enforcement priorities of the Competition & Markets Authority.

14:30

The CMA Consumer Protection Regime

Angelique Bret, Partner, Competition, EU & Trade Group, Pinsent Masons and Anna Medvinskaia, Barrister, Gough Square Chambers

Consumer protection is an area where the CMA is increasingly active. Our speakers provide an introduction to the CMA consumer protection regime, consider enforcement powers, recent investigations and future/proposed new powers.

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Webinar 2

16:00

Developments in UK and EU Competition Law

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

Competition law expert, Professor Richard Whish QC, shares his views on the key trends emerging in EU & UK competition law and will consider what is next for domestic and international competition policy.

16:30

What next for global Britain?

Rt. Hon Douglas Alexander, Former Minister for Trade, strategic adviser to Pinsent Masons, Dr. Totis Kotsonis, EU law & regulatory expert and Clare Francis, Partner, Head of Brexit advisory, Pinsent Masons

Our guest speaker, Rt. Hon Douglas Alexander considers what our independent trade policy will look like in the context of the ongoing negotiations with the EU and other countries. Our experts discuss whether the UK Government might favour regulation or de-regulation post-Brexit, what that could mean for competition law and state aid, and what risks and opportunities this might bring.

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Speakers

Jonathan Kirk

QC at Gough Square Chambers

Michael Grenfell

Executive Director at Enforcement, Competition and Markets Authority

Professor Richard Whish

Emeritus Professor of Law at King's College London

Rt Hon Douglas Alexander

Senior Adviser at Pinsent Masons