The annual Competition Law 2022 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:

  • Panoramic view of the world of horizontal agreements – from hard-core cartels through to the Commission’s draft horizontal guidelines
  • EU competition cases in the European courts (GC/ECJ)
  • Competition, regulation and digital markets
  • Recent developments and trends in EU merger control
  • Judicial review of merger decisions in the EU and UK
  • Sustainable competition law
  • And more

Warmly welcome to the seminar!

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McCallum Linsey

Linsey McCallum

Deputy Director General

European Commission

(The speech will be distributed to the participants afterwards.)


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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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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Maurits Dolmans


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Thomas McGrath


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Prof. Dr. Damien Geradin

Founding Partner

Geradin Partners

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Nicole Kar


Linklaters LLP

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Agenda on 27th of October

Chairperson of the event Ilkka Leppihalme, partner, Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys

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

Ilkka Leppihalme, partner, Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys

9.15 Panoramic view of the world of horizontal agreements – from hard-core cartels through to the Commission’s draft horizontal guidelines

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

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

John Ratliff, Partner, WilmerHale, Brussels

11.10 Networking and refreshment break
11.30 Competition, regulation and digital markets

  • An overview of the digital cases pending before the European Commission and the NCAs, as well as the recent Android judgment.
  • Key issues regarding the DMA:
    • Designation
    • Implementation and enforcement of the Article 5-6 obligations
    • Role of third parties
    • Likely challenges by the designated gatekeepers
  • Where do things stand with the UK DMU regime.

Prof. Dr. Damien Geradin, Founding Partner, Geradin Partners

12.15 Lunch
13.15 Recent developments and trends in EU merger control

Thomas McGrath, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

14.00 Judicial review of merger decisions in the EU and UK

Nicole Kar, Partner, Linklaters LLP

14.45 Networking and refreshment break
15.05 Sustainable competition law

  • update on status of Horizontal Guidelines
  • example decisions
  • analysis of coal plant withdrawal agreements

Maurits Dolmans, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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



Price, stream700 €
Price, at the place700 €

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

Anne Åkerberg

Anne Åkerberg


050 438 0979

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