Private Enforcement of Competition Law - Seminar, Thursday 1st February

For many years the European Commission and the CMA have encouraged the use of competition law by private parties to bring their own cases in the courts; e.g., for interdicts or damages an unfair concerted practices or abuse of a dominant position.  But there are barriers to such use.  The main obstacle is costs.  Characteristically defenders have deeper pockets than possible pursuers.  The seminar explores possible solutions.  Michael Upton will speak about the law and procedure, Frances Sim about funding options, as follows:-
Private Enforcement of Competition Law
• Grounds for actions & remedies
• Costs & liability caps
• Group actions
• Law in action: cases

•  How third party funding works in practice
•  A case study
•  Benefits to the client and legal team
•  Likely costs

Michael’s knowledge of the topic goes back to specializing in it for his Master’s at the E.U.’s University at Florence; Frances’ experience is seven years of funding cases in the U.K. market.

Tickets are available here:

Private Enforcement of Competition Law Tickets, Thu 1 Feb 2024 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

Steven Walker KC to speak at the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)

We are delighted to invite you to attend the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) “International ADR Week 2022” with the most excited topic that you are looking for “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic”. 

The webinar is entitled “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic” and will feature Steven Walker QC of Themis Advocates.

14th July 2022 at 10:00 – 18:00 (GMT+7 Thailand time)

Please register from this link here



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Commercial / Land & Property Seminar

Friday 21st April 2023

1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT

Themis are delighted to invite you to attend our Inaugural Glasgow Conference on Friday 21st April at the Hilton from 1pm-5pm.  Talks will be provided on Commercial and Land & Property.  The event is free to attend, however a donation to our charity of the year Andys Man Club would be appreciated.  You will be accredited 3 hours CPD and is open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals. 

To register please complete the undernoted registration form.

1:00 – Registration & Refreshments

1:30Andys Man Club (Charity of the Year)

1:45Michael Upton – If Personal Bar is Personal can it also be Real?

2:30Alan McLean KC – The Law of Prescription

3:15 – Refreshment Break

3:30Catherine MacColl – How bright a light at the end of the tunnel? How to consider director’s duties in the face of insolvency following the case of BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA.

4:15Julie McKinley – Case law update

5:00 – Conclusion

5:15 – Drinks and Canapes for which all attendees are invited.