The two-day event offers sessions in the competition, regulation and consumer areas, including breakout sessions which allow delegates to choose from programme options that are most suited to their interests.

In the lead up to the conference, Bulletin is highlighting some of the programme’s keynote speakers. This month we profile Professor Howard Shelanski who will be discussing the future of competition intervention in markets.

Professor Shelanski’s keynote address will discuss how and when governments and agencies can intervene most effectively in markets, including the intersection between competition law and regulation, and the factors influencing decisions regarding interventions in markets from both a policy and enforcement perspective.

Professor Shelanski is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University, he is also a partner in Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Litigation Department in Washington DC. He is one of the United States’ leading authorities on antitrust and regulation, with high-level experience at the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and in the Executive branch of government.

Serving as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2013 to 2017, he was also Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, where he supervised economic analysis and advised the Commission on economic policy matters.

Professor Shelanski will also be part of the conference's panel discussion on Vertical mergers: malignant or just misunderstood?

Online registration for Competition Matters 2019 is now open and available until 12 July 2019.