Brexit and a Trump presidency will have major implications for the global competition and antitrust policy arena. UK withdrawal from the Single Market and President Trump’s ‘America first’ principle in trade matters, risks fragmenting the global consensus on competition regulation as a public interest objective, and politicizing competition policy frameworks through the pursuit of protectionist measures that prioritize national interests.

This conference will address what these major political developments mean for competition policy, as well as the rules governing merger controls, state aid and antitrust enforcement.

Date: 16th June 2017