Companies are facing a period of unprecedented uncertainty as to what their competition compliance obligations are going to be if the UK ceases to be a Member State. Many organisations with a substantial presence or operations in the EU will have to cope with parallel and sometimes multiple regulatory regimes.
Draft Guidance issued by the CMA at the end of January goes some way to explain how enforcement will be affected post-Brexit. However, this event will offer you an opportunity to hear direct from the CMA on what this means in practice. We are delighted to welcome Michael Grenfell, Director of Enforcement, Joel Bamford, Senior Director Mergers and Howard Cartlidge, Senior Director Cartels to the speaker panel to provide key insights into the CMA’s agenda for the future of competition regulation. They will be joined by a host of competition law specialists from leading organisations such as HSBC, British Airways and Shell who will give a holistic view of how these dramatic changes will affect all industry sectors.
Do not miss this opportunity to address the following key questions:
- How will the CMA and European Commission manage the delicate balancing act of parallel enforcement powers?
- What will be the impact of concurrent merger control powers on M&A transactions?
- How will regulated industries with sectoral regulators be impacted?
- What are the jurisdictional and practical challenges of cartel investigations?
- What are the likely implications for the UK’s stance on State Aid?
- Critically, what are the repercussions for private enforcement and follow-on damages?