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Is antitrust still fit for purpose in a digital age?

Date: 21st November 2019

Time: 16:30 - 19:00 (registration from 16:00)

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, LONDON, SW1X 7LA

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Event Details

The digital space is top of mind for antitrust authorities globally and one central question is whether existing antitrust law and enforcement practice remains fit for purpose. The roundtable will tackle this question head on, through a series of discussions bringing together leading officials (including from the European Commission, France, Germany and the UK), academics, and economists, with senior leaders from the tech industry and disrupted corporates. The roundtable will provide a forum for an open and constructive dialogue about antitrust enforcement in the tech space, enabling participants to exchange views and learn from one another's perspectives, and thus promote more effective enforcement.

 Confirmed speakers:

  • Nicholas Banasevic, Head of Unit, Antitrust, DG COMP
  • Cristina Caffarra, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates
  • Nicholas Deffieux, Deputy Head of the Instructions Services, Tech and Telecom Sectors, French Competition Authority
  • Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Dr Thorsten K√§seberg, Competition Policy Unit, German Economics Ministry
  • Stephen Lewis, Partner, RBB Economics
  • Professor Derek McAuley, Professor of Digital Economy, University of Nottingham
  • Simon Pritchard, Partner, Linklaters
  • Tom Smith, Director, Online Platforms and Digital Advertising market study, Competition and Markets Authority

Event convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law, Director, Competition Law Forum, BIICL


4:00pm - Registration
4:30pm - Roundtables commence
7:00pm - Drinks reception

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Pricing and Registration

Places for this event are by invitation only. Competition Law Forum (CLF) members wishing to attend should register by emailing the Events team.


CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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