The digital economy has been a key focus for antitrust authorities and governments globally in recent years, but 2020 marks a step change where we are beginning to see thousands of pages of policy papers put into practice, at a time where businesses are facing even greater disruption as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Across jurisdictions, regulators are arming themselves with extensive new powers that could transform the nature of antitrust enforcement for years to come. With new digital frontiers opening up (such as digital currencies), the question is whether either authorities or businesses can keep up with the challenges.
This roundtable will tackle these questions head on, through a series of discussions bringing together leading officials from the European Commission, Germany and the UK, academics, and economists, with senior leaders from both the tech industry and disrupted corporates. The roundtable will provide a forum for an open and constructive dialogue amongst the exclusive group of experts about antitrust enforcement in the tech space, enabling participants to exchange views and learn from one another's perspectives, and thus promoting a more effective understanding of how antitrust can most effectively respond to these challenges.
Event convened by the BIICL Competition Law Forum and Linklaters
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Nicolas Banasevic, Head of Unit, Antitrust: IT, Internet and Consumer Electronics (COMP.C.3), European Commission
Amelia Fletcher:, Non-Executive Director, Competition and Markets Authority, Financial Conduct Authority, Payment Systems Regulator and Professor of Competition Policy at the Centre for Competition Policy and Norwich Business School at the University of East Anglia
Tom Smith, Legal Director at the Competition and Markets Authority responsible for the Digital Taskforce
Luisa Affuso, Chief Economist, Ofcom
Dr Orla Lynskey, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economic
Simon McDougall, Deputy Commissioner- Regulatory Innovation and Technology, Information Commissioner's Office
Pricing and Registration
This is an event for members of the Competition Law Forum only. Members of the Forum wishing to attend should contact the Events team.