British Group of the Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence (International League for Competition Law)

Competition Law Association

Welcome to the website of The Competition Law Association. We are the British Group of the International League of Competition Law (Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence - LIDC). We promote the study and discussion of the law and commercial practices affecting competition, both nationally and internationally.

The CLA runs a series of luncheon and evening meetings, principally in London, with distinguished speakers in the field of competition law and intellectual property law. Recent topics have included the exhaustion of industrial property rights, the role of trade marks in consumer protection, competition policy in sport, and the role and future direction of the Office of Fair Trading. 

The LIDC holds an international annual conference at which a variety of topics of current interest are discussed. Membership of the Association is composed principally of barristers, solicitors, patent and trade mark agents, and is open to all those interested in its objectives, whether in industry, private practice or academic life. For full details please see “membership” section of the website.