What can we learn from recent decisions and judgements?

The annual Competition Law 2021 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

 DG Competition – Recent Activities

EU competition cases in the European courts (GC/ECJ)

A Review of the European Commission’s Current Competition Policy Initiatives

When is a threshold not a threshold? – Expansion of jurisdictional reach in merger control

And more

Warmly welcome to the seminar!

Share experiences and join the conversation: #CompetitionLaw2021 #almatalentkoulutus #lakikoulutus @Alma_Talent


Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President of the European Commission

Commissioner for Competition

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.”

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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Anna Lyle-Smythe


Slaughter and May

Anna is the head of the Slaughter and May Brussels office.  She has a broad competition practice, including advising on...

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Kristina Nordlander


Sidley Austin LLP

Kristina Nordlander, co-leader of Sidley’s Antitrust/Competition group, has a thriving EU competition and litigation practice representing major companies in various...

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John Ratliff


WilmerHale, Brussels

John Ratliff is a partner in the Brussels office of WilmerHale. He has more than 30 years of experience as...

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Chairperson of the event Partner Ilkka Leppihalme, Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys.

All presentations will be held in English.


Registration and Morning coffee at the seminar place


Remote connection will be available for remote participants


The chairman’s opening speech and introduction to the themes of the day

Ilkka Leppihalme

Partner, Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys


KEYNOTE: A Competition Policy Fit for New Challenges

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Competition, European Commission


Networking and refreshment break


A Review of the European Commission’s Current Competition Policy Initiatives

Richard Whish

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




EU competition cases in the European courts (GC/ECJ)


John Ratliff

Partner, WilmerHale, Brussels


Networking and refreshment break


Antitrust and DMA: creating a new regulatory landscape for Big Tech

Kristina Nordlander

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP


When is a threshold not a threshold? – Expansion of jurisdictional reach in merger control

Anna Lyle-Smythe

Partner, Slaughter and May


Closing Remarks



Wine bar & canapés

We reserve the right to make changes.


Price, stream/online700 €
Price, at the place700 €

Prices shown excluding VAT 24%.

Contact person

Kirsi Antola

Sisältötiimin vetäjä


040 342 4552

Event Place

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Runeberginkatu 2

00100 Helsinki

When entering the hotel the conference center can be found on the right hand side. Located in the city center, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki places guests within walking distance of prime entertainment venues, attractions, and retail shops. 

By tram:
From Rautatieasema tram station, take tram line 7 towards Länsiterminaali or line 9 towards Jätkäsaari. Travel 2 stops and exit at Kampintori stop. Walk around 100 meters to the hotel.

The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from public transport stations.

On foot:
From Rautatieasema walk 900 meters via Salomonkatu and you will arrive at the hotel in approximately 10 minutes.

By Car:
The hotel provides indoor parking available for a fee. They also have a number of electric car charging stations. Access to the hotel parking hall is via Malminrinne and Lapinlahdenkatu. Make a right turn into a tunnel and follow the signage. The height of the hall is 2.1 meters. Use the staircase to access the hotel. You can pay for parking in the hotel reception.

If you need accommodation during your stay, you can use Alma Talent’s special prices to the hotels mentioned above. When booking say that you are attending Alma Talent -seminar in that hotel.

  • Radisson Blu -hotels and SOKOS-hotels: discount -11 % from Flex-price
  • Clarion Hotels: discount -15 % from the current day BAR-room price