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Who's Who Legal Future Leaders: Competition Conference

Wednesday, 4 December 2019
13:00 - 17:30
26-28 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0BQ, United Kingdom

Together with our co-chairs Michelle Davis, Freshfields, and Iona McCall, Alix Partners, we have designed an agenda that will include a look into the future of competition enforcement, a discussion on getting deals cleared in a post-Brexit UK, wrapping the day up with a look into the future of class actions.


Designed with and for the upcoming leading names in the field, the inaugural Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders Competition conference will bring together delegates including lawyers, regulators and academics for networking and interactive panels that showcase the best of the Who’s Who Legal’s Future Leaders list.

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Michele Davis

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Iona McCall

AlixPartners UK LLP

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Christy Baker

UK Legal Director

James Baker

Frontier Economics

Alison Berridge

Monckton Chambers

Simon Chisholm

Charles River Associates

Deba Das

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Satyen Dhana

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Tim Jarvis

Director of Consumer and Competition Policy
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy

Sarah Long

Euclid Law

Colin Raftery

Competition and Markets Authority

Mari Scimemi

Director of Global Competition
Barclays Wealth

Victoria Wakefield QC

Brick Court Chambers

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13.00: Welcome coffee and registration

13.30: An introduction to the Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders research
Rupert Wilson, Editor, Who’s Who Legal

13.35: Chairs’ opening remarks
Michele Davis, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Iona McCall, AlixPartners, London

13.45: The future of competition enforcement


This panel will discuss the implications of recent discussions around whether the current enforcement regime is fit for purpose, looking at the future direction of the competition enforcement and markets regimes and what this could mean for companies and individuals. Amongst other topics the panel will explore the CMA’s increasing focus on consumer detriment instead of competition per se, as well as potential proposals for reforms to the UK regime.


Sarah Long, EUCLID Law, London


James Baker, Frontier Economics, London
Tim Jarvis, Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, London
Mari Scimemi, Director, Global Competition, Barclays, London

14.45: Coffee break

15.15: Getting deals cleared in a post-Brexit UK


As inevitable change looms in the future of the post-Brexit UK, this panel will explore the fundamental proposals expected to be published in the Green Paper, including mandatory regime change for some deals, a special regime for acquisitions by large tech companies, and the role of the CMA in reviewing large-scale, cross-border deals. The panel will review these changes and discuss expected proposals for a new UK national security and investment review regime.


Satyen Dhana, Simmons & Simmons, London, Brussels


Alison Berridge, Monckton Chambers, London
Simon Chisholm, Charles River Associates, London
Colin Raftery, Senior Director of Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority, London

16.15: What does the future hold for class actions?


The Merricks v Mastercard case is the first of its kind to test the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s collective action regime. Meanwhile, the first stand-alone claim is currently before the CAT (Gutmann v London & South Eastern Railway Limited). The panel will discuss what the future holds for collective proceedings. In particular we will focus on how the Merricks case has shaped the scope for group action claims in the UK and how it will affect the other existing claims, the potential for more stand-alone claims, and the role of litigation funders and economic evidence in all of this.


Iona McCall, AlixPartners, London


Christy Baker, UK Legal Director, FirstGroup, London
Deba Das, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Victoria Wakefield QC, Brick Court Chambers, London

17.15: Chair’s closing remarks

Michele Davis, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Iona McCall, AlixPartners, London

17.30: Delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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