Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance

Learn how to navigate competition law and ensure compliance while maximising opportunities for your business

24 Mar 2020

& 29 Sep 2020

GBP 699
EUR 979
USD 1,090

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Course overview

Are you confident your business is practicing within the boundaries of competition law in your jurisdictions? This course focuses on the fundamental principles and key elements of competition law in the EU and UK, and how compliance works in practice.

This intensive one-day training programme will enable you to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles and key elements of competition law
  • Be up-to-date with the latest changes to the law
  • Understand your place in the market
  • Identify the risks and mitigate against them
  • Deal with complaints and consequences of non-compliance
  • Maximise opportunities in the marketplace while remaining compliant
  • Get to grips with the implications and impact of Brexit

Who should attend?

People who shoud be attending this course:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Patent and trade mark attorneys
  • Legal counsel
  • IP specialists/managers
  • General managers
  • Commercial managers

Programme

Overview of EU and UK competition law

  • Part 1 Agreements
  • Part 2 Behaviour
  • Articles 101 and 102 of TFEU – recent developments
  • The Block Exemptions
  • Jurisdictional issues including the long arm of the US

Knowing your place in the market

  • Economic tests – what are the relevant markets?
  • Market share thresholds
  • Dominant position
  • What constitutes abuse
  • Identifying restrictions
  • Exemptions and exclusions
  • Refusal to supply
  • FRAND agreements
  • Requirement to notify
  • Thresholds for notification

Consequences of non-compliance and remedies

  • Damages
  • Fines
  • Disqualification of directors
  • Criminal sanctions

Competition law in the digital world

  • Controlling sales online – do’s and don’ts around pricing and geo-blocking
  • Platforms, algorithms and price monitoring
  • Big data and data privacy – what is the overlap with competition law?

Identifying and managing risks

  • Identifying risks and how they might impact your business
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Review and communication to the business

Preparing and implementing a competition law compliance policy

  • Compliance strategies
  • Key elements of a compliance policy
  • Privilege
  • Communicating and enforcing the policy
  • Knowing your role in management

Why am I being investigated?

  • The objectives of competition law
  • How authorities select cases
  • Practical tips for dealing with investigations
  • The pros and cons of co-operating with authorities
  • Appeals

Maximising opportunities within the marketplace

  • The impact of Brexit and beyond
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Key issues to consider

Final questions

Presenters

Rebecca Attree

Rebecca Attree, Company Commercial Solicitor at Attree & Co, her own international commercial law practice that she set up in 1995. She is also an experienced mediator and trainer based in London. Previously she worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons. Rebecca has more than 25 years’ experience in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and resolving disputes. She has particular expertise in advising on high value cross-border agreements that raise issues of competition law, applicable law and jurisdiction. She has expertise in drafting compliance policies and has advised numerous clients operating within the EU on competition law aspects of their commercial agreements such as joint ventures, agency, distribution, licences, transfer of technology and research and development agreements. As a mediator, Rebecca has been involved in resolving a number of disputes that raise competition law issues, including one between 25 parties resulting from a CMA enquiry into a market sector.
Rebecca devises courses and provides training to business executives and solicitors in Europe on corporate and commercial law topics. Her style is interactive and engaging, using examples from her own experience, with opportunities for discussion and questions and answers.
As an Accredited Mediator, Rebecca assists parties to find successful long-term solutions to complex disputes, without the cost of going to court or arbitration.
Her main sectors of expertise are mediating commercial contracts, aviation, property, construction and family office. She is fully accredited to mediate in the UK, the US, and online, and has considerable experience of international disputes.

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker is an associate in Gibson Dunn’s antitrust and competition law practice group, based in the firm’s London office. Sarah has experience in advising on a range of competition issues. Her practice covers all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including advising on merger control at the UK and European levels, Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and their domestic equivalents and compliance matters. She has provided advice to clients across a range of industry sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, online gaming and gambling, consumer goods, retail, private equity, manufacturing, chemicals, media, live entertainment and financial services. Sarah is particularly experienced in merger control matters, including assessing the risks and feasibility of mergers, advising on complex EU and UK merger control cases and coordinating multiple global filings. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Sarah practised as an associate in the Berlin and London offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

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24 Mar 2020
24 Mar 2020 Cavendish Hotel, London GBP 699.00
EUR 979.00
USD 1,090.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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29 Sep 2020
29 Sep 2020 Cavendish Hotel, London GBP 699.00
EUR 979.00
USD 1,090.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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Previous customers include...

  • Astellas Pharma Ltd
  • Carnival UK
  • Clear Channel International
  • ESB
  • LFB Biopharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Low & Bonar PLC
  • Perrigo
  • Research and Markets
  • SPD Development Company Limited

I think the course was well planned and covered relevant and practically useful topics

Sarah Shearman, Solicitor, ESB Enterprise Services