The annual Competition Law 2023 Conference is designed to help you gain insight of the key changes and developments in competition law over the past year.

The conference is packed with updates on developments in competition law combined with practical insight into its application in practice.

The presentations are given by well recognized experts from various backgrounds.

Join us and make sure you are fully aware of the implications that the significant developments in competition law have for your organization or for the clients you advise.

What to expect:

  • Recent developments and trends in EU merger control
  • Solving cases v. Shaping the law – the difference between different types of cases before the Union courts
  • What can we expect from the Commission’s Review of Article 102 TFEU?
  • EU competition cases in the European courts (GC/ECJ)
  • New horizontal block exemption regulations and guidelines

Warmly welcome to the seminar!

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Richard Whish

Richard Whish

Honorary Queen’s Counsel,

Emeritus Professor King ́s College London

”A very informative and interesting lecture. Easy to follow. It was a pleasure to listen to his lecture, you could see that he is a good performer and knows how to perform in front of an audience – probably due to his experience in teaching.”
”Excellent – as always! I never get tired of listening to Richard Whish. He has the ability to explain the cases in a way that everyone understands even the small details of the cases.”

Ratliff John

John Ratliff

Avocat, Brussels

Barrister, Henderson Chambers, London

John Ratliff has some 40years of experience as an advocate and adviser on all aspects of EU Competition law.

Ilkka Leppihalme

Partner, Head of Competition & Public Procurement

Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys


Partner Ilkka Leppihalme heads the Competition & Public Procurement practice of Dittmar & Indrenius. He has been involved in various...

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Nils Wahl


European Court of Justice

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Niels Christian Ersbøll


Arnold & Porter, Brussels

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Fiona Carlin


Baker McKenzie

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Dr. Andrea Pomana


Mayer Brown

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Agenda on 26th of October

Chairperson of the event Ilkka Leppihalme, Partner, Dittmar & Indrenius, Helsinki

All presentations will be held in English.

8.30 Registration and morning coffee at the seminar venue
8.50 Remote connection available for remote participants
9.00 The chairman’s opening speech and introduction to the themes of the day

Partner Ilkka Leppihalme, Dittmar & Indrenius, Helsinki

9.15 Keynote – Solving cases v. Shaping the law

Judge Nils Wahl, European Court of Justice

9.45 What can we expect from the Commission’s Review of Article 102 TFEU?

Honorary Queen’s Counsel, Emeritus Professor Richard Whish, King’s College London

10.45 Networking and refreshment break
11.05 EU competition cases in the European courts (GC/ECJ)

John Ratliff, Avocat, Brussels. Barrister, Henderson Chambers, London

12.05 Lunch
13.05 Recent developments and trends in EU merger control

Partner Niels Christian Ersbøll, Arnold & Porter, Brussels

13.50 New Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations and Horizontal Guidelines

Partner Fiona Carlin, Baker McKenzie, Brussels

14.35 Networking and refreshment break
15.00 New EU Foreign Subsidies Regime

Dr. Andrea Pomana, Partner, Mayer Brown

15.45 Closing Remarks
16.00-17.30 Wine bar & canapés
We reserve the right to change the programme.


Private Sector895 €
Public Sector671 €
Member of Juristiliitto671 €
Stream, Private Sector895 €
Stream, Public Sector671 €
Stream, Member of Juristiliitto671 €

Prices shown excluding VAT 24%. On-site participation includes digital materials, coffee and lunch during the seminar day. Remote participation includes digital materials and a right to watch the stream of the seminar for three working days after the seminar.

Contact information

Tiia-Maria Rytsälä


040 764 0691

Event Place

Hotel Scandic Simonkenttä

Simonkatu 9

00100 Helsinki

Scandic Simonkenttä is a modern city-centre hotel in Kamppi, the best spot in Helsinki. Scandic Simonkenttä puh. +358 300308402

Public Transportation

Scandic Simonkenttä is located within walking distance of Helsinki Central Station. Tram No. 9 stops in front of the hotel.

Arriving with your own car

There are several parking garages near the hotel with a convenient lift connection directly to the hotel via the Kamppi shopping centre.

The P-Simonkenttä and P-Kamppi garages have a lift connection directly to the hotel via the Kamppi shopping centre. Access to P-Simonkenttä is from Simonkatu when arriving from the direction of Mannerheimintie, and to P-Kamppi when arriving from the direction of Olavinkatu 1/Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4.

Parking fees are paid at the ticket machines located in the parking areas. Information on opening hours and rates can be found on the EuroPark website.