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,
- Sharon Horwitz, Director of Sector Regulation at the CMA,
- Deborah Jones, head of competition enforcement at the FCA,
- Tony Curzon-Price, economic advisor to the Secretary of State for Industrial Strategy
- Gary Gillespie, Chief Economist to the Scottish Government,
- 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,
- Stuart Clarke, Director of Legal Services at Scottish Enterprise, and
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