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Competition Law Challenges in the Retail Sector 2016

An indispensable guide to current competition law investigations, cases and business practices affecting online and bricks and mortar retailers

29 September 2016

  • The e-commerce sector inquiry: update from the Commission
  • Vertical online restraints
  • Practical consequences for online selling
  • Current economic trends in the retail sector
  • Review of recent mergers in the retail sector
  • Cartels and private damages
  • Compliance: best practice
  • Practical issues for retailers and suppliers

View the full agenda

This year we have dedicated 3 sessions to online distribution, providing an in-depth update on the Commission's inquiry and its practical impact on the retail sector.

  • The E-Commerce Sector Inquiry: Update from the Commission
  • Vertical Online Restraints: Part I: A View from a Lawyer & Part II: A View from an Economist
  • Practical Consequences for Online Selling

Expert speakers include:

Tommy Gorham, Director & Associate General Counsel, Global Antitrust & Trade Relations, Procter & Gamble
Tommy Gorham

Director & Associate General Counsel, Global Antitrust & Trade Relations

Procter & Gamble

Philippe Chauve, Head of the Food Task Force, DG Competition, European Commission
Philippe Chauve

Head of the Food Task Force, DG Competition

European Commission

Marceline Tournier, Senior Competition Counsel, Nestlé
Marceline Tournier

Senior Competition Counsel


David Berry, UK Legal Director, Tesco plc
David Berry

UK Legal Director

Tesco plc

Szilvia Szekely, Case Handler, DG Competition, European Commission
Szilvia Szekely

Case Handler, DG Competition

European Commission

John McInnes, Legal Director, Competition & Markets Authority
John McInnes

Legal Director

Competition & Markets Authority

Deirdre Trapp, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Deirdre Trapp


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Feedback from past IBC Legal Competition Law events:

Great possibility for lawyers who are working in the competition law sector.

R Bitai,


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Good mixture between practical working speakers and the more theoretically Commission speakers

A Renman, Helm

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