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12th Annual BIICL Mergers and Markets Conference CMA - A Year On

Event Details

Time: 13:00-18:30 (Registration 13:00)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP


13:30 Panel 1: Post-merger efficiencies or growing pains? The CMA's Markets and Mergers Directorate one year on

Chair: Simon Pritchard - Partner, Linklaters

  • Andrea Coscelli - Executive Director, Mergers and Markets, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Amelia Fletcher - Professor of Competition Policy, University of East Anglia
  • Alistair Lindsay - Barrister, Monckton Chambers

15:15 Panel 2: Substantive and jurisdictional frontiers of EU and UK merger control: national theories of harm in local merger cases; assessing the competitive effects of mobile network operator mergers and their potential efficiencies; definition of a "realistic prospect of harm"; new developments in streamlining procedure.

Chair: Adrian Majumdar - Partner, RBB Economics

  • Sheldon Mills - Senior Director, Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Jonathan Parker - Director, Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Giulio Federico - Head of Unit (Mergers), Chief Economist Team
  • Katie Curry - Economic Director, Ofcom

17:00 Panel 3: Litigated issues in mergers and markets cases: judicial review from supermarket scanners to ferry workers, cement plants to hospital data rooms

Chair: Nicole Kar - Partner, Linklaters

  • James Webber - Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • Carole Begent - Head of Legal, Payment Systems Regulator (former Senior Director - Legal, Mergers and Markets, CMA)
  • Daniel Beard QC - Barrister, Monckton Chambers
  • Bojana Ignjatovic - Partner, RBB Economics

The conference will be followed by a drinks reception from 18:30-19:30.

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Event convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen , Director, Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow.

CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited with 4.5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £95
  • Full-time Academic - £60
  • Full-time Student - £35


  • Individual - £160
  • Full-time Academic - £100
  • Full-time Student - £60

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


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