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The future of digital: how can we ensure consumers and businesses benefit?

Date and time

04 Feb 2021 15:00 BST
to 18:00 BST


This event is online.

Date: Thursday 4 February 2021

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm CET, 3:00pm – 6:00pm UK, 10:00am – 1:00pm EST

We will hear from various key players across two panels as they discuss how competition law enforcement and regulation can contribute to better market outcomes in the digital sector. We will also discuss whether more regulation might be needed—and if so, what kind.

  • The first panel will address these issues at a strategic level, including discussions on the objectives and market outcomes policy-makers are aiming to achieve and the role and limits of antitrust policy in pursuing these.
  • The second panel will examine some of the more detailed proposals for change which could be applicable across jurisdictions worldwide.

The discussion will naturally cover antitrust issues such as access and interoperability as well as liability, copyright and data privacy. The discussions will touch on the debate around the EU’s proposed DMA/DSA package, the UK CMA’s latest proposals as well as the ongoing US litigation against platforms.

Introductory remarks: Robin Noble, Partner, Oxera

Panel 1

Chair: Sir Philip Lowe, Partner, Oxera

Panelists:

  • Markham Erickson, Vice President Government Affairs & Public Policy – Centers of Excellence, Google
  • Caroline Jameson, Chief Trust Officer, Trustpilot
  • Makan Delrahim, former Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice
  • Olivier Guersent, Director General for Competition, European Commission
  • Rocio Concha, Director of Policy and Advocacy & Chief Economist, Which?
  • Thomas Vinje, Partner, Chairman, Global Antitrust Practice Group, Clifford Chance

Panel 2

Chair: Dr. Avantika Chowdhury, Partner, Oxera

Panelists:

  • Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt
  • Eliana Garces, Director, Economic Policy, Facebook
  • Bill Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, George Washington University
  • Nicolas Petit, Professor of Competition Law, European University Institute
  • Thomas Graf, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Anne-Claire Hoyng, Director, Global competition and consumer law, Booking.com

Concluding remarks: Robin Noble, Partner, Oxera

This event is not one to be missed, register below.

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