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|
|6 July 2017||The Apple State Aid Decision: Legal and Economic Analysis||The Hon. Ms. Justice Marie Baker (chair), Kelyn Bacon QC, Brick Court Chambers, LondonNicole Robbins, Economist, Oxera, LondonPhilip Andrews, McCann FitzGerald||Arthur Cox|
|16 May 2017||Annual Review of Important Competition Law Cases and Developments||Dr Mary Catherine Lucey, University College Dublin (chair), Professor Richard Whish, Honorary Queen's CounselMr Ronan Dunne, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald||Matheson|
|11 May 2017||Latest Trends in Competition and Regulation in the Online World||Ms Úna Butler, Director of Legal Services, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (chair), Mr Brian Kennelly, QC (Speaker)Mr Paul Gallagher, SC (Speaker)||William Fry Solicitors|
|27 March 2017||Arbitration and EU Law||The Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Judge of the Supreme Court (chair), Colm Ó hOisín SC, Law LibraryGillian Cahill BL, Référendaire, Court of Justice of the European UnionPatrick Mair BL, Law Library||Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre|