Date: 22 September 2022
Time: 11.00 - 17.30
Evolving competition policy in challenging times
Amid the uncertainty of rapidly shifting politico-economic pressures, new legislation, initiatives and frameworks are driving the evolution of competition policy and enforcement approaches across the European Union (EU), UK, USA, and Asia.
The role of anti-trust regulators and competition authorities is simultaneously adapting to foster growth, innovation and resilience as the concept of free and fair market competition is being redefined.
In this context, this annual conference, hosted in-person and held under the Chatham House Rule, examines the emerging tension between convergent and divergent competition regulations as economic, technological and sustainability developments take shape.
BIICL is a media partner of the competition Policy Conference 2022
Pricing and Registration
This conference is open to the public and subject to a booking fee. For more details go to the Chatham House page here
Thursday 22 September - timings subject to change
11.00 - 13.00 Merger controls: Growing in volume, nature and complexity
Following recent legislative developments what are the trends in clearance requirements for global mergers and cooperation? Is the balance between quantitative and qualitative evidence changing?
13 - 14.00 Networking break
14.00 - 15.30 Competition and the digital economy
What are the evolving areas of convergence and divergence within competition policy? Are competition authorities and anti-trust regulators adequately prepared to enforce the new regulatory regimes alongside existing anti-trust tools? How much will new legislation impact regulation across various jurisdictions globally?
1530 - 16.00 Networking lunch
16.00 - 17.30 New risks and possibilities for competitor collaborations
Will updated regulation facilitate greater cooperation agreements and information exchange between competitors? Are specific exemptions required to address the emerging need for competitor collaboration within sectors such as defence and pharmaceuticals? What is the role of competition authorities in supporting global security and sustainability goals?
1600-1730 End of conference