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13th Annual BIICL Mergers and Markets Conference

25th May 2016

Time: 14:00-18:10 (Registration 13:30)

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

The conference covers a range of topics related to the functioning of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) including efficiency, legal certainty and institutional effectiveness in merger control, and whether enhancing the powers of the CMA has achieved its objective of delivering faster results for consumers.

The conference will also cover many aspects of Phase 1 including; the role of markets studies, advising clients on the probability of clearance and how to maximise the chances of clearance.

  • Edward Anderson - Head of Commercial & Competition Law, Sainsbury's
  • Daniel Beard QC - Monckton Chambers
  • Rod Carlton - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Kate Collyer - Deputy Chief Economic Adviser, (CMA)
  • Phillip Evans - Deputy Panel Chair and Inquiry Chair, (CMA)
  • Robin Finer - Head of Department, Competition (FCA)
  • Bojana Ignjatovic - Partner, RBB Economics
  • Adrian Majumdar - Partner, RBB Economics
  • Martin McElwee - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Sheldon Mills - Senior Director, Mergers (CMA)
  • Simon Priddis - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

This conference is convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow, BIICL

The conference will be followed by a drinks reception from 18:10-19:00

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