FDF Event  24% discount for FDF Members

Competition law compliance… Why does it matter?


FDF Member £300.00 (Saving £95)

Non Member £395.00

All prices exclude VAT.


Compliance with competition laws is an essential part of any company’s corporate governance and has never been more important, as we see ever larger fines being imposed on companies by the European Commission and Competition and Markets Authority, criminal sanctions imposed on individuals, and directors disqualified. 

Join FDF at this essential training session, led by competition law partner Diarmuid Ryan from international law firm Squire Patton Boggs It will provide you with the tools you need to understand what the key prohibitions are, the penalties for non-compliance, how regulators enforce the rules and how practically to manage the risks.   You will also gain a greater awareness of competition law as a tool for redressing market problems or adverse competitor or supplier conduct, enabling your company to structure its commercial strategy.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at Individuals who could potentially come across competition law issues in their day-to-day activities - in particular, those with customer or supplier facing roles, and any staff that have contact with members of competitor businesses.

  • What you can and can't do
  • When you should seek further advice
  • How to identify the main risks to a business and to individuals of non-compliance with competition law
  • ·Apply established 'dos and don'ts' when in contact with competitors
  • Recognise potential competition issues affecting trading arrangements with customers and suppliers
  • Recognise how competition law impacts on businesses with a dominant market position
  • Avoid communicating in a manner which might lead to suspicion of competition law infringement
  • Understand how competition law is enforced in the EU/UK
  • When the activities of others may infringe the law

The session will be informative and interactive, and presents an excellent, efficient and cost effective opportunity for FDF’s members [and non-members] to benefit from the expertise of a highly experienced competition lawyer. You’ll take away a clear understanding of how competition law applies to your day to day business activities, in order to minimize the risk of infringement. 

Organiser: Reema Patel, 0207 4207208, reema.patel@fdf.org.uk