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Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance Training Course

Learn how to navigate competition law and ensure compliance while maximising opportunities for your business

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

Are you confident your business is practising within the boundaries of competition law in your jurisdictions? This course focuses on the fundamental principles and key elements of competition law in the EU and UK, and how compliance works in practice. It will give delegates up-to-date information about anticipated changes and the steps companies need to take to be ready for them.

The repercussions of breaching competition law are severe and can include:

  • Fines against your company
  • Claims for damages
  • Disqualification of directors and possible imprisonment of individuals

You need to be aware of how competition law applies to your business and how you can reduce the risk of infringement. By learning how to put a comprehensive compliance policy in place and understanding how to enforce it, you can avoid violations and their consequences. This intensive course will help you identify and manage these risks and ensure you’re equipped to deal with complaints and the consequences of non-compliance.

The programme covers competition law not only in the real world but also the digital world. It explores jurisdictional issues, including the long-arm US jurisdiction, and will give you practical tips on dealing with investigations and complaints. The course will take a very interactive approach, with plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions and answers.

By attending this event you will:

  • Understand the latest changes to the law and the implications for your business
  • Learn how to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to competition law
  • Identify and minimise the risks of competition law
  • Recognise the implications and consequences of breach
  • Focus on good practice and how to successfully implement a compliance policy
  • Grasp how to maximise your opportunities within the marketplace
  • Discuss and appreciate the implications of Brexit and what the latest changes to the law could mean for your business

Who should attend?

This course will be particularly beneficial to:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Patent and trade mark attorneys
  • Legal counsel
  • IP specialists/managers
  • General managers
  • Commercial managers

The Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance course will cover:

Module 1: Overview of EU and UK competition law

  • Key EU and UK legislation
  • Part 1 Agreements
  • Part 2 Behaviour
  • Articles 101 and 102 of TFEU – recent developments
  • The Block Exemptions
  • Jurisdictional issues including the long arm of the US
  • Territorial scope of EU competition law
  • Virtual Agreements Regulation
  • Resale price restrictions
  • Customer protection clauses
  • Non-compliance obligations

Module 2: Knowing your place in the market

  • Economic tests – what are the relevant markets?
  • Market share thresholds
  • Dominant position
  • What constitutes dominant position abuse?
  • Identifying restrictions
  • Exemptions and exclusions
  • Refusal to supply
  • FRAND agreements
  • Requirement to notify
  • Thresholds for notification

Consequences of non-compliance and remedies

  • Damages recoverable by injured parties
  • Fines – recent trends
  • Disqualification of directors
  • Criminal sanctions
  • Seeking redress for competition law breach
  • Enforcement powers

Module 3: Identifying and managing risks

  • Identifying risks and how they might impact your business
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Review and communication to the business

Case Studies

Delegates will in small groups discuss several case studies relating to:

    • Pricing;
    • E-commerce; and
    • Marketing, promotion, networking and communicating internally and externally

    Preparing and implementing a competition law compliance policy

    • Compliance strategies
    • Investigations and dawn raids by:
      • the European Commission
      • the CMA
    • Key elements of a compliance policy
    • The CMA’s four-step approach to compliance
    • Reacting to a competition allegation, complaint or investigation
    • Preparation for a dawn raid
    • Disclosure and privilege
    • Communicating and enforcing the policy
    • Knowing your role in management

    Maximising opportunities within the marketplace

    • The impact of Brexit and beyond
    • Key issues to consider

    Rebecca Attree

    Rebecca is a Qualified Solicitor, experienced Civil and Commercial Mediator and Trainer, based in London. She worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons before setting up her own international commercial law practice, Attree & Co in 1995. Rebecca has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting cross-border collaboration and joint venture agreements and licensing software agreements. She has trained thousands of lawyers and business executives over the last 25 years, in Europe and beyond, on a wide range of commercial law topics.

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    Reviews of IPI's Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance training course

    The course was well planned and covered relevant and practically useful topics.

    Mar 21 2019

    Sarah Shearman
    Solicitor, ESB Enterprise Services

    United Kingdom

    • Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
    • Ball Beverage Packaging UK Limited
    • Brother UK Ltd
    • Carnival UK
    • Chiesi Limited
    • Clear Channel International
    • Coregeo
    • Coregeo Ltd
    • DAZN Media Services Ltd.
    • Drax Power Ltd
    • Jisc
    • LFB Biopharmaceuticals Ltd
    • Low & Bonar PLC
    • Micromass UK Ltd
    • Perrigo
    • SPD Development Company Limited


    • LEO Pharma A/S


    • Retail Logistics Excellence - RELEX Oy


    • Sanofi


    • ESB Enterprise Services






    • Helsinn Healthcare SA

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    • GBP 450
    • Per attendee
    • Course tailored to your requirements
    • At your choice of location, or online


    We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

    Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

    Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

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    Aleksandra BEER
    Training expert

    +44 (0)20 7749 4749