Welcome to the Competition Section - the community that promotes the discussion of competition law issues and closer links between the legal profession and relevant officials.

Our evening seminars are free to attend for Section members, and available after the event as recorded podcasts (subject to Chatham house rules)

Professor Richard Whish

Seminar: Professor Richard Whish - key trends in competition law 2018-2019 (OnDemand)

Listen again to this 11 June seminar presentation from the president of the Competition Section Professor Richard Whish where he explores the key trends in competition law between 2018-19 and asks, do we need to refocus competition law from price obsession to consumer wealth?

Philip Marsden

Seminar: Review of the Digital Competition Experts Panel report (OnDemand)

Listen to Dr Philip Marsden educational and entertaining Competition Section seminar reviewing the findings of the government’s Digital Competition Experts Panel.

All past event presentations

As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Webinar: Vertical agreements: The digital dimension and risks (5 September)

This webinar gives a practical overview of the EU competition law regime for the e-commerce aspects of vertical agreements.

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Webinar: Dawn raids - best practices and recent developments (OnDemand)

This webinar explores how to prepare for a dawn raid and how to protect your client’s interests.

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Webinar: Avoiding the antitrust perils of illegal information exchange

This webinar covers the key features of information exchange that need to be considered when assessing antitrust risk.

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Webinar: Competition Litigation - reviewing 2018’s key developments

This webinar gives an overview of the key developments in English competition litigation from 2018, including the iiyama, Vattenfall, BritNed and Mastercard cartel cases.

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Webinar: The interface between public procurement and competition law

There are many factors relating to competition law that need to be considered when advising on public procurement.

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Webinar: Understanding full functionality in joint ventures (OnDemand)

This webinar explores what full-functionality means in practice and examines the relevance of case law.

All Inclusive webinars

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Changes to your website

2019-07-29T00:00:00+01:00

This summer, we are making changes to the Competition Section website.

Horsfall Turner essay prize 2019


The Horsfall Turner essay prize is a prestigious award given to the best essay submission on a given topic every year.
It is designed to encourage trainee solicitors, paralegals and stagiaires to engage with competition and European law.

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Annual conference

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Competition Section annual conference 2019

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We are pleased to announce that the Competition Section annual conference will be held on Thursday 9 May 2019 at the Law Society in London.

Benefits of Membership*

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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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Competition Jobs

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The latest jobs for competition solicitors.