Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES)

EVENTS

The CLES is currently planning the following events:

Multi-Sided Platforms: Business, Economics & Competition Policy
A 5 hour CPD course
29 October 2014


The Challenging Nature of Cartel Criminalisation: A Case Study of the UK
Speaker: Dr Peter Whelan, University of Leeds
3 February 2015


For more information, please go to the events pages.

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Events

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UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society

Multi-Sided Platforms: Business, Economics & Competition Policy

A 5 hour CPD course
29 October 2014

Accreditation: 4.5 CPD hours accreditation with Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

About this CPD course:

Multi-sided platforms (also known as “two-sided markets”) are businesses that act as intermediaries between several interdependent groups of customers. They are central to many important industries including the online, payments, financial exchanges, and media. They are often at the center of debates concerning competition policy and sectoral regulation. This course will cover the unique business models followed by multi-sided businesses; the economics of multi-sided platforms and the industries they anchor; the application of competition policy to multi-sided platforms; a survey of key competition policy and regulatory matters involving these platforms; and tools and techniques for competition policy analysis of these platforms.

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UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society

The Challenging Nature of Cartel Criminalisation: A Case Study of the UK

Speaker: Dr Peter Whelan, University of Leeds

3 February 2015, 13:00 - 14:00

Accreditation: This event is accredited with 1 CPD hour with the SRA (BSB pending)
About this lecture:

There is a growing tendency within the EU to criminalise ‘hard core’ cartel activity. One of the EU Member States that currently imposes criminal sanctions (imprisonment) for cartel activity is the UK. Although the Cartel Offence has been on the UK legislative books for more than ten years, efforts to enforce it to date have been subjected to considerable criticism. The UK Government recently conceded that enforcement of the Cartel Offence had been ineffective and that legislative change was required in order to reform the Cartel Offence so that it would become fit for purpose. Following a lengthy consultation process, legislative reform of the Cartel Offence was undertaken. On 1 April 2014, Section 47 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 entered into force, ensuring significant changes to the criminal UK Cartel Offence. Dr Whelan’s presentation examines in detail the specific reforms of the Cartel Offence and argues that, although considerable improvement has been made, the UK authorities currently have at their disposal a criminal offence that is fundamentally flawed and unworkable in practice. He therefore argues that further reform is advised.

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