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Competition Section

Webinar: Competition law and the future of the Block Exemption in the insurance sector (16 Sept 2016)

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Join this (inclusive to Competition Section) webinar to gain an understanding of how competition law and the Block Exemption applies to the insurance sector and the impact on the insurance market of its non-renewal.

Why listen?

Presented by Stephen Smith, partner and head of competition, RPC and Fergus Broderick, senior legal adviser, RSA, by participating you will:

  • Understand the reasoning behind the European Commission’s decision not to renew the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation
  • Receive an overview of how the regime will apply to the insurance sector in future
  • Gain a practical insight into how insurance undertakings can ensure continued compliance

The session will cover:

  • Overview of existing regime and proposed changes and new guidelines
  • Insight into EU policy on sector specific exemptions
  • Practical insight into continued compliance

Who should participate?

  • Competition lawyers
  • Insurance lawyers


Stephen Smith, partner, Bristows

Speaker profiles:

Stephen Smith is a partner in the Competition team at Bristows, Stephen has extensive experience advising across a broad range of EU and UK competition law matters, including representing clients on complex merger investigations and in relation to cartel and other anti-trust investigations before regulators in the UK and the European Commission.

Fergus Broderick, senior legal adviser, RSA Fergus has over 20 years’ experience of working in the insurance sector and has oversight of Competition Law compliance at RSA.


1 hour

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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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