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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Competition Enforcement in Digital Markets

5 February 2016

Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Competition Enforcement in Digital Markets 1

The Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies is organising a panel on Competition Enforcement in Digital Markets.

The European Commission in 2015 launched a sector inquiry into e-commerce. Other enforcement efforts of the Commission includes the investigation involving Sky and the contracts it signed with six major US film studios, the investigations on the Android market and Google’s comparison shopping service amongst other conducts, cases against Qualcomm and formal proceedings against Amazon in relation to its contracts with e-book publishers. The panel shall discuss issues such as geo-blocking, parity clauses, and competition issues that arise on online platforms.


  • Jakob Kucharczyk, Director, CCIA Europe, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), 'Filling in the "Gaps" - Towards a Law of the Online Platform?'
  • Professor Dr. Justus Haucap, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, 'Big Data and Competition Law Enforcement'
  • Professor Nicolas Petit, Liege Law Faculty and co-director of the Institute for European Legal Studies, 'Competition Policy in Digital Markets and the Challenge of Policing Oligopolists'


  • 5.30pm: Registration
  • 6.00pm: Panel
  • 8.00pm: Drinks reception

Panel slides

The powerpoint slides from this event are available to download here [PDF] [PDF 267KB].


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