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Competition Section

Seminar: Key recent developments in abuse of dominance (17 October 2017)

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18:00-18:30      Registration
18:30-19:30      Seminar
19:30-20:15      Networking drinks


SRA Competencies: A2, B1, B7

Abuse of dominance remains a key area of enforcement and litigation activity. This seminar will provide important insights on practical implications for clients on the complaint and defence sides.

Why attend:

  • Receive updates on all major recent developments in the area of abuse of dominance under competition law
  • Learn the details of all recent case law and decisional practice including Intel, Google Search, Phenytoin, Paroxetine, Socrates Training, etc. 

Post-event drinks networking reception

After the seminar we invite you to join the speakers and other delegates for our post-event drinks reception. This is a great informal opportunity to mix with colleagues and peers, (from trainees to head of depts.) to make new friends and share views.


Robert ODonoghue

Robert O’Donoghue QC,  Brick Court Chambers

Robert O’Donoghue QC has extensive experience of competition law, EU law, utility regulation, and related aspects of commercial and public law.  Clients include British Airways, Google, Glencore, Telefónica, ASDA, Samsung, and Pfizer, as well as competition authorities and sectoral regulators in the UK and elsewhere.   He has appeared in major cases in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, EU Courts, Irish courts, international arbitral bodies, and in oral hearings before competition authorities and sectoral regulators in these matters. Robert has consistently appeared as a leading barrister in legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.  He is a recognised expert on abuse of dominance having written a leading book in this area (The Law And Economics Of Article 102 TFEU).  He has acted in several leading abuse of dominance cases under EU and UK law and is currently giving expert evidence on abuse of dominance in proceedings in Canada, Israel, and Sweden.

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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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