The Competition Law Forum's strength lies in its membership, which is drawn from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible.
Members meet regularly (typically 6-7 times each year) to discuss areas requiring debate and analysis and, where appropriate, to develop views on issues of concern to governments and policy-makers. In doing so it also produces leading-edge applied research, analysis and recommendations on the content, methodologies and application of competition policy at all levels of governance - national, European and global.
With the impact of a Brexit, the Competition Law Forum provides a forum for academics and practitioners to debate competition law issues related to Brexit.
Benefits of Membership
Members have a direct influence on the agenda of the Forum and are invited to recommend topics for debate in the group. The Competition Law Forum shares the excellent reputation enjoyed by the British Institute of International & Comparative Law for independence, even handedness and academic rigour.
More specifically, members have:
- the opportunity to participate in an independently run Forum that aims to influence competition law policy, and which provides an arena for ongoing and constructive debate with regulators and other decision-makers;
- the opportunity to suggest research or other work to be carried out;
- access to research carried out by the Forum Director and other staff;
- an invitation to each quarterly Forum meeting and reduced rates to all BIICL organised conferences and workshops relating to competition policy; and
- the opportunity to recommend guest speakers to be invited to meetings of the Forum.
All Forum members also receive the following benefits: electronic access to the ICLQ; 40% discount on publications; one free place per organisation at any standard BIICL evening event; and BIICL member rate for other public Institute events
Conditions of Membership
CLF's aim is to be open to specialists, with all applications being considered by the Advisory Board.
To guarantee continuity and expertise, membership is for named members only. Members can, if they wish, nominate a colleague of similar standing to represent them on those occasions when they are unable to attend meetings. This alternate representative must be named on the application form. Notice must be given that the representative will attend in place of a member.
Please note that while the CLF's aim is to be open to all competition law and policy specialists, the Board reserves the right to refuse entry for whatever reason to any applicant for membership.
Membership of the CLF is available at the following annual rates (exclusive of VAT):
- Corporate membership: £3,500
- Companies without any direct or indirect competition law representation in the UK: 2000
Competition Law Forum members include some of the most expert and experienced lawyers, academics and government officials and international civil servants working on competition law.
Current members of the Competition Law Forum are listed below. The Forum membership is by invitation only. If you would like further details on how to become a member of the Forum, please contact Dr Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen.
- A&L Goodbody
- Alix Partners
- Allen & Overy
- Baker McKenzie
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
- Charles River Associates International
- Cleary Gottlieb
- Compass Lexecon
- Competition Appeal Tribunal
- Competition Markets Authority
- Cornerstone Research
- Fipra International
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Growling WLG
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- HM Treasury
- Hogan Lovells
- Oxera Consulting
- Preiskel & Co
- RBB Economics
- Slaughter & May
- Visa Europe
- White & Case