Welcome to the SCF website!

The Scottish Competition Forum brings together those with an interest in competition law and policy for topical discussion and debate. It is run in Scotland on a non profit-making basis and membership is free.

We host a number of events each year, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow, on a diverse range of topics of relevance to lawyers, businesses, economists, academics and students, and anyone else with an interest in effective competition in Scotland. Recent topics of discussion have included collective redress under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, risks and opportunities in overseas markets, and judicial review vs review “on the merits”.

Recent guest speakers have included:

  • Alex Chisholm, as Chief Executive of the CMA,
  • Professor Ariel Ezrachi, Slaughter & May Professor in Competition Law at Oxford University and a fellow of Pembroke College,
  • Andreas Stephan, Professor of Competition Law at the University of East Anglia
  • Albert Sanchez-Graells, Reader in Economic Law at the University of Bristol Law School and blogger on procurement and EU law at www.howtocrackanut.com
  • Peter Freeman QC, Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal,
  • Frederic Dupas, head of competition law at BT Global Services,
  • Stuart Clarke, Director of Legal Services at Scottish Enterprise, and
  • Rameen Naylor-Ghobadian, barrister and legal lead on private actions reform at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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You can find out more about the SCF on our About Us page.