3 November 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney, law firm news

3 November 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney, law firm news Linklaters, the global law firm, today announced the launch of Competition eLearning, a suite of web-based training courses designed to ensure businesses comply with competition law in an economic and effective way.

Antitrust risk management has become highly complex and the potential cost of non-compliance has increased dramatically. Against this background, Linklaters, through its online service, Blue Flag®, has developed a suite of highly practical eLearning courses, using the latest interactive eLearning techniques, to educate business managers on competition law issues.

Competition eLearning consists of three courses:

* Contact with Competitors
* Abuse of Market Power
* How to deal with Dawn Raids

Key features include:

* optional tailoring to a company’s specific needs;
* interactivity through a diverse range of tools, media and formats to maintain learner attention;
* ongoing assessments to test learning;
* optional online tracking capability to track attendance and assessment scores; and
* integration within existing compliance procedures.

Johan Ysewyn, a partner in Linklaters’ EU Competition Group, commented:

“We have developed Competition eLearning to address a need identified by our clients. Businesses often face highly sophisticated competition issues that go far beyond simple Dos and Don’ts. Our courses ensure that management is given focused and practical training to help them identify potential problem areas and instil a culture of compliance within their organisation. In addition, our courses contain a range of real-life examples that assist business people in the field to comply with the competition rules in a very practical way.”

Patrick Hynes, Director of Linklaters e-Business, added:

“This is the latest example of Linklaters’ commitment to continued innovation in the delivery of legal services to our clients. eLearning is becoming increasing important to in-house counsel and compliance functions as it can add significant value in terms of improved risk-management and increased efficiency.”

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