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Competition: Shaping New Law into Solution Focused Advice for Your Clients

  • Thu 2nd December 2021 until Thu 7th April 2022
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Answers to 9 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 QCs and Solicitors of Outstanding Ability

  1. Dominance

    Against a backdrop of recent and live cases, where are the boundaries of dominance in multi-sided markets, including Epic v Apple, Merricks v Mastercard, Facebook ads investigation?

    Answered by: Rhodri Thompson QC of Matrix Chambers

    Rhodri is a contributor to Bellamy and Child, joint editor of “UK Competition Law: the new Framework”, Hon. Treasurer of the UKAEL and a former Chair of the Bar Council's EU Law Committee. He acted for Which? "follow on" consumer damages action over the Replica Kit cartel.

  2. Distribution systems

    How is the risk-profile changing for anti-competitive behaviour in distribution systems, including geographical restrictions?

    Answered by: Becket McGrath of Euclid Law

    Becket specialises in defending companies against investigations, distribution issues and merger control. He is the author of "Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies" and one of Who's Who Legal's "Thought Leaders – Competition 2022".

  3. Regulatory changes

    How potent are the latest regulatory changes e.g. merger assessment, initial enforcement orders, the vertical agreement regime and how can you expect clients to react practically?

    Answered by: Anneli Howard QC of Monckton Chambers

    Anneli is Consultant Editor to UK Competition Procedure and Co-author of Lasok Millet and Howard on "Judicial Control in the EU." "Her wide-ranging experience of competition law enables her to look at cases from all angles and give really pragmatic advice."

  4. Excessive Pricing

    What is the CMA's approach to excessive pricing and when it becomes an abuse, supported by case-law and practical examples?

    Answered by: Bruce Kilpatrick of Addleshaw Goddard

    Bruce is "a first-rate competition lawyer - bright, affable, hugely experienced and down to earth." He is the editor of "LIDC Contributions on Antitrust Law", a regular and highly sought-after commentator and a Competition Law Association committee member.

  5. Technology

    Which factors are carrying weight in technology and digital mergers, including novel markets (Facebook/Giphy), national security (NVIDIA-ARM) and deals the CMA did not look at?

    Answered by: Kassie Smith QC of Monckton Chambers

    Kassie is "brilliant - one of the most sought-after QCs - a real team player - wonderfully pragmatic in her approach." She brings a huge number of cases to the table, regularly appearing in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

  6. Discounts

    What are the unresolved issues - practical and legal - over the structuring of discounts and rebates to comply with competition law?

    Where will the challenges come from?

    Answered by: Thomas Sharpe QC of One Essex Court

    Tom advised on many aspects of Brexit and acted in the Miller case in the Supreme Court. "He has an unparalleled experience of the interface between competition law and regulatory issues and a sage-like knowledge of how regulators approach things."

  7. Cartel follow-on claims

    How do you control - and overcome - the difficulties of bringing successful follow-on claims in the courts?

    What does the future hold for class actions?

    Answered by: Lucy Rigby of Hausfield

    Lucy specialises in large-scale collective redress, including acting for 100+ corporate groups in the British Airways Air Cargo litigation and the Consumers' Association (Which?) in its intervention in Mastercard v Merricks before the Supreme Court.

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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