Commercial regulation and Brexit: Economic and Competition issues


18 Jan, 2017    

Event Type

Time: 6pm registration for a 6.30pm start | 1.5 CPD Point

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Sectoral regulation involves a combination of economic and legal questions. This joint seminar brings together the expertise of Monckton Chambers and Oxera to address the practical implications for Brexit commercial regulation. Speakers will conisider both the application of competition law across the regulated industries in light of Brexit generally, and the position of telecoms in particular will be addressed.

Chair: Tim Ward QC, Monckton Chambers


Pascale Déchamps, Oxera

Competition law

  • The economic framework post Brexit: efficiency and anti-competitive effects
  • Economic implications of parallel enforcement regimes
  • State aid and distortions of competition

Josh Holmes, Monckton Chambers

Competition law

  • Public enforcement: options for change
  • Private litigation in the UK: still an attractive forum?
  • Models for cross-border cooperation

Jostein Kristensen, Oxera 

The implications of Brexit for the regulated infrastructure sectors in the UK

  • Brexit: macroeconomic impacts and the implications for UK regulated infrastructure sectors
  • The challenge for economic regulators: attracting investment in while minimising the costs to consumers
  • The opportunities and risks of a new industrial strategy in the energy sectors

Robert Palmer, Monckton Chambers

Telecoms and broadcasting

  • Life outside the Common Regulatory Framework: hopes and fears
  • Will Brexit lead to less regulation, or more?
  • Rights of appeal