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University of Hull School of law and Politics
"Lawyering for Legislatures: the Challenges of Advising Legislatures"

Date: 20th April 2018

Venue: Lecture Room 13, Wilberforce Building, University of Hull

Legislatures are increasingly being confronted with highly complex issues which require legal advice. This workshop will discuss the work of in-house parliamentary lawyers, and the challenges that arise in advising the legislature, including

•Who is 'the client'?

•Advising parliamentarians, legislative staff and the legislature;

•The role of lawyers in empowering legislatures;

•The role of law--and more generally, expertise—in legislatures


This Event is free to attend. Advanced registration is required

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29th Annual Communications and Competition Conference

Date: 11 - 12th June 2018

Venue: Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy

Now in its 29th year this event will once again bring together regulators, in house counsel and leading practitioners from Europe, the USA and other jurisdictions around the world to explore current trends and debate the hottest issues in communications and competition law.

Topics include:

  • Antitrust and regulatory joint roundtable
  • Antitrust and regulatory challenges raised by the digital economy
  • Merger trends in the digital sector
  • Sharing infrastructure in fixed and mobile networks
  • Competition issues of spectrum allocation
  • Interrelationships between content, device and networks
  • Disruptive innovation, opportunity or antitrust and regulatory nightmare?
  • Data economy, anything new under the sun?
  • Privacy, personal data and social networks

BIICL members are able to book for this event at the IBA member price

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Competition Policy 2018

Date: 11th June 2018

Venue: Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 10 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LE

The annual Chatham House Competition Policy conference will discuss how technology, data and new business models are changing the way industries are structured and how businesses engage with consumers, and how in this context competition authorities and antitrust regulators can maintain competitive markets in ways that also encourage continued innovation, investment and growth.


Dr Michael Grenfell, Executive Director of the Board, Competition and Markets Authority

Etienne Chantrel, Head of Mergers Unit, Autorité de la concurrence

Anthony Durocher, Deputy Commissioner Monopolistic Practices, Competition Bureau of Canada

Michiel Denkers, Director Competition, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

Thomas Vinje, Partner, Chairman, Global Antitrust Group, Clifford Chance

Maurice E Stucke, Professor of Law, University of Tennessee

Toh Han Li, Chief Executive Officer, Competition Commission of Singapore

The early rate discount for this conference ends on 13 April.

Further Information and booking