Competition law and a “no deal” Brexit - Scottish Competition Forum Event

Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Time: 17:30 - 20:30

Venue: Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, 1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8UL

The Scottish Competition Forum invites you to join us at our next event on 8 October 2019, hosted by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP in Edinburgh.

As we head towards the very real prospect of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit on 31 October 2019, this event will consider the potential impacts of ‘No Deal’ for the competition law landscape in Scotland, such as:

  • the merger control and anti-competitive practices regime;
  • State Aid control; and
  • the public procurement regime

and will discuss the steps which various stakeholders are taking in order to anticipate and prepare for those impacts.

We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by Dr Arianna Andreangeli from the University of Edinburgh, and distinguished speakers from the CMA who will be announced shortly.

Dr Arianna Andreangeli is the Lecturer in Competition law at Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh. Her research interests lie in the area of EU and domestic competition law: she has written widely on questions of due process and human rights' protection in the context of competition enforcement (EU Competition enforcement and human rights, 2008: Cheltenham, E Elgar) and on the role of the EU competition rules in innovative markets; she has also published a monograph examining the issues arising from the collective litigation of competition cases in the EU and US (Private enforcement of Antitrust, 2014: Cheltenham, E Elgar).

Recent work has focused on the role of devolved administration in UK competition policy especially in light of Brexit. She was a Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) Academic Fellow in 2017 and worked on a project in this broad area. She is currently researching the consequences of Artificial Intelligence as a possible factor of “legal disruption” of current approaches to the imputability of cartel behaviour.

The event will include speaker presentations, a panel discussion and audience Q&A chaired by Gordon Downie, Partner and Head of Regulation and Markets at Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, and further discussion and networking over drinks.

Registration and coffee will be from 5.30pm with the event itself commencing at 6pm.

You can register to attend this event here.