The Apple-Epic Saga and the DMA
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by ComplawAdmin
1w ago
With the Digital Markets Act (DMA) having come into full force on 7 March 2024, many were eager to see how this new regulatory tool would change the landscape of digital regulation. Its first test came the day before its full implementation, when Apple decided to delete the iOS developer account of Epic Games’ Swedish subsidiary. In a recent post by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for the Regulation of the Creative Economy (CREATe ), Fabian Ziermann contributed to a discussion on the Apple-Epic saga and the DMA. It can be accessed here. The post The Apple-Epic Saga and the DMA app ..read more
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European Super League and Digital Mergers    
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by ComplawAdmin
1M ago
On 14 and 15 March 2024, the Institute for Business Law of WU Vienna hosted its annual seminar, this year in Waidhofen/Ybbs. Fabian Ziermann talked about his recent research on the European Super League preliminary ruling and its implications for EU competition law. Vicky Robertson presented her research on digital mergers and updating theories of harms ..read more
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Kodex Competition Law
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by ComplawAdmin
1M ago
The third edition of the legal materials Kodex Competition Law brings together all relevant legal materials of competition law in one handy book and can be used by practitioners, academics and students. For the new edition, Vicky Robertson compiled all major updates, including the new Market Definition Notice (2024), the new Horizontal Co-operation Guidelines (2023), the new US Merger Guidelines (2023) and the Digital Markets Act (2022). Updates to the block exemption regulations are included as well. Published by LexisNexis, you can obtain your copy here. Pictured with Vicky Robertson is Judi ..read more
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Can Competition Law Save Democracy?
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by ComplawAdmin
1M ago
At the University of Oxford’s Symposium on “Competition Law in Service of Democracy”, held on 7 March 2024, Vicky Robertson and Ariel Ezrachi presented their working paper entitled “Can Competition Law Save Democracy? Reflections on Democracy’s Tech-Driven Decline and How to Stop It”. The paper will soon be made available on SSRN. The post Can Competition Law Save Democracy? appeared first on The Competition Law Hub ..read more
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Let’s Talk Competition: Market Definition
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by ComplawAdmin
1M ago
On 29 February 2024, Vicky Robertson participated in the European Commission’s Let’s talk competition series on the new Market Definition Notice. With her on the panel were Guillaume Loriot (DG COMP) and Aleksandra Boutin (Positive Competition), while Natalie McNelis (MLex) moderated. They discussed what’s new in the Notice, including its pledge to value sustainability, how the Commission will delineate digital platform markets and ecosystems based on the new framework set out in the Notice, and how early innovation efforts can be taken into account for market definition. You can rewatch the e ..read more
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The Market Definition Notice 2024
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by ComplawAdmin
2M ago
In February 2024, the European Commission published its revised Market Definition Notice. For the first time, this new instrument contains important guidance on how to delineate digital platform markets and ecosystems. It also leaves some important questions unanswered, however. On 18 March 2024, Competition Law in Conversation discusses the digital elements in the new Notice with Thomas Büttner (European Commission), who was involved in the drafting of the revised Notice, and Magali Eben (University of Glasgow), who has widely published on digital market definition. The session is moderated b ..read more
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Interactions between EU Competition Law and Data Protection
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by ComplawAdmin
2M ago
In her new chapter (see SSRN here) forthcoming in the ‘Research Handbook on Competition and Technology’ edited by Pier Luigi Parcu, Maria Alessandra Rossi and Marco Botta (Edward Elgar Publishing 2024), Klaudia Majcher discusses the interactions between EU competition law and data protection in digital markets. The chapter focuses on two areas of competition law, namely abuse of a dominant position and merger control, and explores how to make them more coherent with data protection. Parts of the chapter are based on Klaudia’s new book on the same topic. The post Interactions between EU Competi ..read more
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Theories of Harm in Digital Mergers
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by ComplawAdmin
2M ago
In her recent contribution, published in the European Competition Journal, Vicky Robertson discusses adapting theories of harm in digital merger control. Based on her 2022 Report to the European Commission and her 2023 background paper for the OECD, Vicky shows trends and discusses challenges in the application of traditional theories of harm to digital merger cases based on an empirical survey of 97 national merger cases in the EU Member States and the United Kingdom. The post Theories of Harm in Digital Mergers appeared first on The Competition Law Hub ..read more
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How Many Conceptions of Undertaking in EU Competition Law?
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by ComplawAdmin
2M ago
In a guest lecture during The Competition Law Hub’s Jour fixe on 31 January 2024, our visiting researcher Eva Fischer (LMU Munich) proposed a dual conception of undertaking in EU competition law based on the recent CJEU preliminary ruling in Deutsche Wohnen. This was followed by a lively discussion. Thank you for your insights! The post How Many Conceptions of Undertaking in EU Competition Law? appeared first on The Competition Law Hub ..read more
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Strategic Foresight and EU Competition Law
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by ComplawAdmin
2M ago
To shape tomorrow’s markets in line with the Treaties’ objectives, EU competition law needs new methodological tools. Could strategic foresight be one of them? In a new working paper, Klaudia Majcher and Vicky Robertson explore how competition law could rely on strategic foresight as a tool for anticipating and navigating change, particularly where predictive assessments are involved or when it comes to prioritisation. But what are the opportunities and challenges of using strategic foresight in competition law? Find out here. The post Strategic Foresight and EU Competition Law appeared first ..read more
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