ISEL holds regular events which are aimed at both those with a general interest in European law issues and those with a specialist focus. Each year ISEL provides an extensive programme of lectures and seminars on a diverse range of EU law issues. This includes the annual Brian Walsh Memorial Lecture which is delivered by a leading figure in legal practice, academia or the judiciary and is dedicated to the memory and legacy of ISEL’s Founding President the Hon. Mr. Justice Brian Walsh.
In light of the particular importance of EU competition law and procurement law, ISEL has developed a Competition Law Forum and Procurement Law Forum which are especially relevant to those with a specialized interest in those areas.
In addition to the lectures, seminars and sessions of the specialised forums, ISEL frequently holds more substantial conferences. Of particular importance is the bi-annual conference held with our sister organisation the United Kingdom Association for European Law (UKAEL) which alternates between Ireland and the UK.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for solicitors and barristers are available for all ISEL events and CPD certificates are provided.
Recent events are set out below. Where provided by speakers, material from these events is available for ISEL members to download.
|Date||Topic||Chair & Speakers||Venue||Download|
|16 July 2019||Legal Updates - Data Protection, Competition Law, Energy Markets & Brexit - Cork||The Hon. Mr. Justice Seamus Noonan, High Court (chair), Brian McHugh, Member, Competition and Consumer Protection CommissionClaire Madden, Programme Manager for the Water Supply Project – Eastern and Midland Region, ErviaEimear Boyle, Senior Associate, Crowley Solicitors||Hayfield Manor, Cork|
|17 June 2019||Gun-Jumping in Merger Control Cases: Irish and EU Developments||Sheila Tormey, William Fry (chair), Clara Thornton, Acting Director of Legal Services and General Counsel, Competition and Consumer Protection CommissionIzzet Sinan, Partner, Morgan Lewis, Brussels||Arthur Cox|
|15 May 2019||Annual Review of Important Competition Law Cases and Developments||Maureen O'Neill, Chair of The Irish Society for European Law (chair), Professor Richard Whish, Honorary Queen's CounselMargaret Gray QC, Law Library and Brick Court Chambers, London||William Fry Solicitors|
|17 April 2019||European policy evolution - telecoms access, net neutrality and roaming||Kate O'Sullivan, VP Corporate Affairs, Virgin Media (chair), Anthony Whelan, Director, DG Connect, The European CommissionJeremy Godfrey, Chair, BERECRobert Mourik, Commissioner, ComReg||Matheson||