Monckton Chambers supports the tenth annual Sir Jeremy Lever Lecture

Left to right: Sir Kenneth Parker, Professor John Armour, Sir John Vickers, Professor Iyiola Solanke, Rt Hon Lady Rose, Sir Julian Flaux, Philip Moser KC, Tim Ward KC.

 

The tenth annual Sir Jeremy Lever lecture was held on Friday 26th April, to celebrate the career of Sir Jeremy Lever KCMG, KC, a pioneer of both the practice and academic study of competition law in Europe.

The lecture titled “Competition Law in the Supreme Court: the First 15 Years” was given by Rt Hon Lady Rose Justice of the Supreme Court, and chaired by Sir Julian Flaux, Chancellor of the High Court.

The lecture can be read here.

London International Disputes Week 2024

We at Monckton Chambers are excited to announce our participation in London International Disputes Week 2024. As a member organization deeply embedded in London’s legal landscape, we’re delighted to collaborate on six engaging events throughout the week.

Each event offers a unique opportunity to delve into insightful discussions in an array of sectors and industries.

Seminar 1: What is the future for public law and procurement disputes in the age of AI?

Date: 5 June, 11am
Venue: Burges Salmon’s London office (hybrid event)

Burges Salmon, Professor Rebecca Williams (University of Oxford), Monckton Chambers and Solomonic welcome you to join our co-hosted panel discussion exploring the future of AI in the public sector.

The panel discussion will appeal to in-house legal, risk, data science and product teams who are procuring, developing and deploying AI – both in the public and private sector – and will cover a broad range of themes which include:

      • How is the public sector currently using and expected to use AI?
      • Challenges and risks of using AI and how they can be mitigated?
      • Will there be a change to common law or new laws published?
      • How are different jurisdictions trying to harness the opportunities whilst addressing the challenges?
      • What is the future for public law and procurement disputes in the age of AI?

Speakers include: Eward Bird, Solomonic; Will Perry, Monckton Chambers; Azeem Suterwalla, Monckton Chambers; Tom Whittaker, Burges Salmon LLP; Professor Rebecca Williams, Oxford University.

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Seminar 2: Collective Proceedings & Group Litigation – Insights and Strategies

Date: 5 June, 4pm
Venue: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

A roundtable discussion among leading practitioners from Monckton Chambers and Cleary Gottlieb covering: Recent developments in competition collective proceedings in the CAT; trends and themes emerging from group litigation in the High Court and strategic considerations for corporate clients.

Speakers include: Paul Stuart, Cleary Gottlieb; James Brady-Banzet, Cleary Gottlieb; Ronit Kreisberger KC, Monckton Chambers; Tim Ward KC, Monckton Chambers.

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Seminar 3: International Arbitration & Regulation

Date: 6 June, 9am
Venue: Bingham Room, Gray’s Inn

A panel discussion which Christopher Vajda KC will Chair that looks at International Arbitration and the role that Regulatory law and Competition law has to play in International Arbitration concerning companies operating in regulated sectors such as Energy and Telecommunications.

Speakers include: Christopher Vajda KC, Monckton Chambers; Kassie Smith KC, Monckton Chambers; Richard Power, Clyde & Co.

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Seminar 4: Saudi Arabia: A deep dive into enforcement under the NY Convention in Saudi Arabia and enforcement of Saudi Awards and Judgements in the US and UK

Date: 6 June, 9am
Venue: RPC

Join us for breakfast and a deep-dive into enforcing U.K. and U.S. based international arbitral awards in Saudi Arabia and KSA based international arbitral awards in the U.K. and U.S. under the New York Convention, with a particular focus on issues that may arise and what in-house counsel and practitioners should be aware of in drafting arbitration agreements and enforcing or challenging arbitral awards.

Speakers include: Drew Holiner, Monckton Chambers; Ahmad Alkhamees, Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm; Hamid Harasani, Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm; May Khoury, Chaffetz Lindsay LLP; Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration; Tatiana Minaeva, RPC..

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Seminar 5: Litigating Trade Remedies Disputes in the UK’s New Regime – comparisons with US, Canada and the EU

Date: 7 June, 11am
Venue: Pinsent Masons

Practical advice on how to navigate the UK’s post Brexit framework. How do WTO and GAT disputes fit into the landscape. What can we learn from the regimes in US, Canada and the EU?

Speakers include: Valentina Sloane KC, Monckton Chambers; Totis Kotsonis, Pinsent Masons; George Peretz KC, Monckton Chambers; Nabila Abdul Malik, Fasken, (Canada); Stephanie Noel, S. Noel Law Office (Geneva); Michael Snarr, Baker Hostetler (US).

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Seminar 6: The Privatisation of Space – what that means for disputes now and in the future

Date: 7 June, 2pm
Venue: Allen & Overy

Join us for a panel discussion on “The Privatisation of Space – what that means for disputes now and in the future.” Delve into the legal cosmos as experts dissect the implications of commercial entities staking claims beyond Earth. Explore the new frontier of space law, where the confluence of private ambition and international regulation promises complex legal and regulatory challenges and groundbreaking jurisprudence.

Speakers include: Andrew Denny, Allen & Overy; Michael Bowsher KC, Monckton Chambers; Pranay Lekhi, Allen & Overy; Jenn Lawrence, Monckton Chambers.

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UK Competition Litigation Conference 2023

Monckton Chambers, NERA Economic Consulting, and Omni Bridgeway presents the Fifth Annual UK Competition Litigation Conference on Thursday 7th December 2023 from 08:30am at the ME London Hotel.

Please join Monckton ChambersNERA Economic Consulting and Omni Bridgeway at the iconic ME Hotel for this flagship conference discussing developments in UK competition litigation.

This annual event brings together the “who’s who” of the competition community including leading lawyers, King’s Counsel, academics, legal financiers and economists. The agenda will cover key decisions, innovations in the strategy and process of bringing litigation, the role of experts, and the early experience from the Subsidy Control and National Security & Investment regimes.

Mr Ben Tidswell, a Chair of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal will give the keynote address.

We warmly welcome delegates to celebrate the season of cheer with an evening champagne reception enjoying panoramic views of London from the ME Hotel’s Radio Rooftop Bar.

For more information, to see the programme for the day and to register your place, please click here.

Monckton Chambers supports the ninth annual Sir Jeremy Lever Lecture

Left to right: Ian Rogers KC, Sir Kenneth Parker, Christopher Vajda KC, Chiara Zilioli, Sir John Vickers, Paul Lasok KC, Professor Iyiola Solanke, Piers Gardner

The ninth annual Sir Jeremy Lever lecture was held on Friday 12th May, to celebrate the career of Sir Jeremy Lever KCMG, KC, a pioneer of both the practice and academic study of competition law in Europe.

The lecture titled “25 years of the ECB: 5 Key CJEU Decisions that shaped the ECB profile and the special Eurosystem integrated construction” was given by Chiara Zilioli, Legal Counsel to the European Central Bank, and chaired by Sir John Vickers.

The event was followed by a celebratory dinner at All Souls College.

Webinars on the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

In a two-part webinar series, members of Monckton Chambers will discuss the competition and consumer law aspects of the new Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, as introduced in Parliament on 25 April 2023. The first webinar (Wed 3 May at 1pm) will explore competition law aspects of the Bill, and the second webinar (Wed 10 May at 1pm) will explore consumer law aspects. You can sign up to these respective webinars here and here. Further information is below.

Part 1: Competition aspects of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023 at 1pm – 2pm

In the first rapid response webinar, the panel will address the competition law aspects of the Bill, namely Part 1 on Digital Markets and Part 2 on Competition. Part 1 of the Bill puts the Digital Markets Unit in the CMA on statutory footing and introduces a new regulatory regime for digital markets. Part 2 of the Bill introduces a number of reforms to UK competition law more generally, including in relation to: investigative and enforcement powers; the powers of the CAT; mergers; and the scope of the Chapter 1 prohibition. The panel will discuss the genesis for these new substantive and procedural provisions; their relationship with the EU’s Digital Markets Act; and how they will work in practice, once enacted.

Speakers include: Tim Ward KC; Robert Palmer KC; Alison Berridge; and Daisy Mackersie.

The recording is available here

Part 2: Consumer aspects of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2023 at 1pm – 2pm

In the second rapid response webinar, the panel will address the consumer law aspects of the Bill, namely Part 3 on enforcement of consumer law and Part 4 on consumer rights and disputes. The Bill introduces new, substantive consumer protection measures (including on subscription traps and fake reviews), as well as providing the CMA with new tools to enforce consumer law directly and new remedies e.g. the CMA and the Courts will have the power to impose penalties of up to 10% of global turnover for breaching consumer law. The panel will discuss the genesis for these new substantive and procedural provisions, and how they will work in practice, once enacted

Speakers include: George Peretz KC; Rob Williams KCJonathan Lewis; Jack Williams; and Khatija Hafesji.

The recording is available here.

Jeremy McBride speaks at United for Justice conference in Ukraine

Jeremy McBride contributed to the high-level conference “United for Justice”, organised on 3-5 March by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in Lviv, Ukraine. The conference facilitated discussions on the accountability for the Russian Federation´s aggression against Ukraine. The event brought together key national and international actors, including the Presidents and First Ladies of Ukraine and Latvia, all high-level political and justice sector establishment of Ukraine, Ministers and Prosecutors General of several countries, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, judges of international courts, high-level representatives of several international organisations as well as international and national NGOs. Jeremy McBride addressed issues relating to ensuring compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights when prosecuting international crimes committed in relation to the aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

UKAEL Annual Lecture

UKAEL Annual Lecture was held at King’s College, London, on Thursday 19th January 6pm,  where Christopher Vajda KC was speaking on Data Protection: Made in Europe and Exported Globally.

To read the talk please click here.

The Fourth Annual UK Competition Litigation Conference

Monckton Chambers, NERA Economic Consulting, and Augusta Ventures presents the Fourth Annual UK Competition Litigation Conference on Thursday 1st December 2022 from 08:30am at the ME London Hotel.

Please join Monckton ChambersNERA Economic Consulting and Augusta for a conference celebrating recent developments in competition litigation in the UK and ringing in 2023. This is the fourth annual conference and happily again together in person at the ME Hotel.

Lord Justice Green of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales will start the conference’s discussion, followed by six panels then discussing different aspects of the regime, recent cases, and the year ahead. We will cover key recent decisions, innovations in the strategy and process of bringing litigation, the role of experts, and the new Subsidy Control rules.

As before, we bring together leading lawyers, King’s Counsel, academics, and economists to discuss competition litigation in the UK.

We then warmly welcome delegates to celebrate the season of cheer with an evening champagne reception while enjoying panoramic views of London from the Radio Rooftop Bar.

For more information, to see the programme for the day and to register your place, please click here.

Philip Moser QC on Advisory Committee as ELI adopts Model Rules for AI decision-making

The European Law Institute (ELI) has adopted “Model Rules on Impact Assessment of Algorithmic Decision-Making Systems Used by Public Administration.”

Philip Moser QC acted on the Advisory Committee to the Project.

The advance of automation and of artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly affects public law decision making in different legal systems. Thus, the operative decision may have been made by an algorithm, or some other form of automated decision-making, rather than a human being. Some systems also make provision for the algorithm to learn and develop. The existence of such automated systems poses novel problems for both public and private law. The ELI’s Model Rules are a suggestion for the regulation and management of AI decision-making in the legal sphere.

The Model Rules are available for free download here.

A webinar on the outcomes of the ELI project will be held on 13 April 2022 from 12:00–13:30 CET. The webinar will be open to the public and is free of charge.

Competition Collective Actions: Leveraging Canadian Legal Principles in the UK’s New Regime – Paul Harris QC to moderate

Date: Monday, March 7, 2022 | 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. GTM
Location: One Moorgate Place, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, EC2R 6EA, London

In light of the influence that Canadian jurisprudence and practice has already had on the development of collective action jurisprudence in the UK, including in the recent decision in Merricks v. Mastercard, Paul Harris QC of Monckton Chambers and the Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault, have assembled a panel of Canadian leaders in class actions, including competition class actions, who will engage in a lively discussion centred on the UK’s new collective action regime. Paul will co-moderate the event with Mark Sansom of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Thomas N.T. Sutton of McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto will act as host.

The event will be an in-person presentation and fireside chat followed by a reception with light food & beverages. For further details see flyer here.

For questions about this event or additional information, please contact clientevents@mccarthy.ca.