Get up to date with the UAE regime and gain relevant insights into other competition regimes around the world. Join our UAE based lawyers and global competition team for a seminar on UAE competition law.
The UAE competition regulator is now fully operational and actively monitoring markets in the UAE for anti-competitive behaviour. We expect to see an increased level of enforcement activity (in respect of the prohibition on restrictive agreements and abuse of dominant position), as well as a new level of scrutiny of M&A transactions under the merger control rules.
Companies trading in the UAE now need to be mindful of the way in which they operate when entering into exclusive arrangements with contractors, agreeing on pricing structures, and/or acquiring businesses that operate in the same market. Careful consideration now needs to be given to the new competition rules at all times.
8:30 am – Networking and breakfast
9:00 am – Presentation
10:00 am – Event close
Capital Club, DIFCView map
Al Mangan, Competition Lawyer
Al began his career in the cartel unit at the Competition Directorate of the European Commission 15 years ago. Since then he has undertaken client secondments at BP, RBS (twice), and Sainsbury's. He is listed as a Next Generation Competition Lawyer in the Legal 500 2018 and a Future Competition Leader in Who's Who Legal 2018. Al has been advising clients on the antitrust and merger control aspects of the new UAE regime since its inception. He works closely with our local specialists, to bring learnings from his experience of the UK, EU, US and (more recently) the new regime in Hong Kong.
Lowri Llwyd, Partner
Lowri is a Partner in the firm's GCC corporate practice. Her experience is mainly focused on international cross border M&A but also includes advising clients across the MENA region in relation to private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and general corporate, employment and commercial issues.
Owen Richards, Legal Director
Owen is a Legal Director in the firm's GCC corporate practice who has been based in the UAE since 2011. Prior to moving to the UAE Owen practiced in London and Moscow. Owen has advised a broad range of clients (in particular Private Equity houses) in relation to a range of investments throughout the MENA region, Central Asia and the wider CIS across a range of sectors. Owen has advised clients on a number of M&A transactions that have required merger control clearance to be obtained under a number of regimes (including Russia, Ukraine, COMESA and Pakistan).