Join Brunswick Group and Forum Europe for the first part of the discussion 'Is Antitrust Now Political' in one week

26 November 2020

On 3 December, join Brunswick Group and Forum Europe for the first of two discussions focusing on whether antitrust has become 'politicised'.

Over the past few years, there have been indications of a certain ‘politicisation’ of antitrust policy. In addition to competition decisions making more headlines, parliaments are writing reports and hearing CEOs on antitrust issues, as trade tensions loom due to decisions on tax, subsidies and potential market intervention. Governments and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have been outspoken on their views on enforcement.

We will be discussing these issues and more:

  • The current interaction between politics and competition law;
  • Recent initiatives that substantially modify the competition rule book;
  • The question of whether politicians are well placed to intervene in markets;
  • The relationship between politics and enforcement and what sort of control politicians should have on enforcement.

This will be the first of two events on the topic, with the second following in the New Year. Make sure you keep an eye on the event website: and subscribe to our event updates for information on the next instalment of the discussion in 2021.

If you have any questions about the event, contact David Kirby at