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.
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.
Dr Michael Grenfell, Director of Enforcement, Competition & Markets Authority
Dr Michael Grenfell provides an overview of the enforcement priorities of the Competition & Markets Authority.
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.
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.
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.
QC at Gough Square Chambers
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