Competition Law and Enforcement in an Independent Scotland – 12 March 2014
If the Scottish people vote “yes” in the referendum in September 2014 the Scottish Government has said it will be crucial to develop a blueprint for an effective, efficient and easily navigated regulatory framework. It has said that this framework would ensure a far greater focus on the specific requirements of consumers in Scotland.
As 18 September 2014 approaches, what would that framework look like and what are the specific requirements of consumers in Scotland that it would address? What role would competition policy play in the wider economic policy to be pursued in an Independent Scotland? Where would this sit with Scotland’s obligations as a (new) member state of the European Union?
Can we expect a new Scottish Competition Authority to take more cases and to look at specific markets of importance in the Scottish economy? Who would hear appeals against those decisions, and on what basis? Similarly, could we expect more competition litigation before the courts in an independent Scotland?
A panel discussion Chaired by Sir David Edward, with:
Sheena Brown, Senior Constitutional Policy Manager at the Scottish Government
Dr. John Temple Lang, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Peter Turner-Kerr, Deputy Director for Competition, EFTA Surveillance Authority
Graeme Young, Partner, Dundas & Wilson LLP
Tormod Sverre Johansen, Norweigan Competition Authority
Time: 15:00 (registration from 14.30)
The event will run for 3 hours to 7pm, with a break for tea at 4.30pm, and closing at 6pm, followed by drinks
Venue: Dundas & Wilson 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EN
CPD: 3 Hrs
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all there!
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