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The Competition Section annual dinner and awards (22 November)

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The Law Society’s Competition Section is pleased to announce that its formal annual dinner and Horsfall-Turner Essay Prize Awards will take place this year on Wednesday 22 November at the Law Society’s Hall.

The evening entertainment will commence with networking drinks, our master of ceremonies will then call you for your sumptuous three course dinner and drinks served in the Law Societies’ beautiful Common room. After dinner, our keynote speaker will provide us with a Competition law related speech, this will be followed by presentation of the Horsfall Turner Essay prizes to the winners and then the guests will move to our bar for further networking. A night to make great memories as shown by the photographs of the previous dinners..

Why attend: This event provides an excellent opportunity to meet professionals working in the competition field in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as to entertain valued clients, staff and contacts.

Annual dinner and awards

Wednesday 22 November 18:30

Dress code: black tie.

Keynote speaker - Professor Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court

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Carl Baudenbacher

Professor Carl Baudenbacher has been the Liechtenstein Judge of the EFTA Court since 1995 and its President since 2003. He has been the reporting judge in many of the EFTA Court’s most significant cases including: Norway Post, DB Schenker I, Icesave, and Vigeland. Previously from 1994-1995 he was a Justice of the Princely Supreme Court of Liechtenstein. From 1987 to 2013 he was the Chair of Private, Commercial and Economic Law and the Managing Director of the Institute of European and International Business Law at the University of St. Gallen HSG. From 1993 to 2004, he was a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Texas. He is now the Director of the Competence Center for European and International Law at the University of St Gallen HSG.

He holds an honorary doctorate in economics from Leuphana University in Germany and is a renowned expert across numerous fields of law, focusing in particular both on the interplay between national, European, and international law, with the many facets of business law, but also on comparative law and the law of international courts and arbitration tribunals. In these fields his has written forty books and more than 200 articles.


The Law Society’s Hall, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL


  • £95 plus VAT per person for solicitors working in-house or in not-for-profit organisations e.g. regulators
  • £120 plus VAT per person for Competition Section members
  • £160 plus VAT per person for non-members.
  • £1,400 plus VAT for an exclusive table for up to 10 guests

Principle sponsor

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Horsfall-Turner essay 

The Horsfall Turner essay prize is a prestigious award given to the best essay submission on a given topic.

Both the first prize winner (£1,000) and the highly commend winner/s (£250 prize) with be presented with their award from our key note speaker, receiving a free place on the top table at the dinner. Find out more information about the essay.

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Benefits of Membership*

Competition Section renewals

The Competition Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Compliance and regulation
  • Brexit
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Damages actions
  • Mergers
  • Cartel enforcement
  • Dawn Raids
  • Sector Inquiries

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Podcasts, Conference, Annual Dinner, Webinars and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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