Date: Wednesday 24 November 2021
Time: 13.30 - 17.00 UK time (13.00 for registration) | Drinks reception 17.00 - 19.00 hosted by Ofcom
The event explores the synergies and tensions that might arise between promoting competition, innovation, and public policy objectives online. The first panel will debate successes and failures of ex-ante regulation in recent years and how any lessons may be applied to regulating digital markets. Against this backdrop, the second panel extends the discussion to protecting privacy, promoting plurality, and removing harmful online content - are these aims compatible with competition and does it matter if they're not?
This event is hosted under the Chatham House Rule.
- Luisa Affuso, Ofcom
- Kate Collyer, FCA
- Jenny Haydock, Competition & Markets Authority
- Chris Jenkins, Digital Markets Unit
- Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, BIICL and Queen Mary, University of London
- Tim Lamb, Facebook
- Oliver Latham, Charles River Associates
- Stephen Lewis, RBB Economics
- Adrian Majumdar, RBB Economics
- David Matthew, Ofcom
- Tania Van den Brande, Ofcom
This event is by invitation only. Members of the competition Law Forum (CLF) will receive invitations directly. Ohers wishing to attend should contact The Events Team
Panel 1: 13.30 - 15.10
Ex-ante competition regulation, investment and innovation - a balancing act?
- When does ex-ante competition intervention promote investment and innovation, and when are they in tension? Lessons from regulation.
- Application of lessons learned to the future: How should we promote innovation and investment when regulating Big Tech?
Panel 2: 15.30 - 17.00
Competition and other policy objectives - friends or foes?
- To what extent are there synergies or tensions between promoting competition and public policy objectives online such as protecting privacy, promoting plurality, or removing harmful online content?
This event offers the equivalent of 3 CPD hours.
If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.