Anti-Trust in the Digital Era
|Thu. May 09, 2019
08:00 am - 10:30 am
!European American Chamber of Commerce New York
Recent US & EU anti-trust trends in the Digital Economy
Antitrust authorities are increasing their scrutiny of the role and use of data in various technology markets. In the report “Building a European data economy” the European Commission (EC) asked whether firms should be compelled to grant access to their data on Fair, Reasonable and Non Discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
Among other cases the EC has looked into the impact of data on competition in various cases, including the investigations into Google and its review of the Microsoft/Linkedin merger.
Especially in the European Union, consumer’s dependence on a few large Internet companies is inspiring calls for tougher antitrust enforcement against such companies, as network effects and economies of scale may leave little room for competitors including those products are free. There is an on-going discussion on whether antitrust laws should be amended to empower enforcers to address dependency issues.
This panel will shed light on:
• Innovation markets viewed through Big Data Mergers. An European perspective; Facebook/WhatsApp, Microsoft /Linkedin and the likes. Data, innovation and competition in digital markets.
• The European’s Commission Android decision and article 102 enforcement towards platform business models.
• The Google Search (Shopping) decision and how competition problems need behavioural economics support
● Juan Jiménez-Laiglesia, Partner, Perez Llorca
● Alexander Birnstiel, Rechtsanwalt, Noerr LLP
● David C. Kully, Partner, Holland & Knight
This event is part of World Trade Week
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Check in/Networking
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Program
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Networking
EACCNY Member: Free
Non- EACCNY Member: Free
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