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Restoring Balance to Digital Competition – Sensible Rules, Effective Enforcement

By Philip Marsden & Rupprecht Podszun1   The EU Commission is stepping up efforts to come up with new regulations for digital gatekeepers. Executive Vice President...

Revising the Competition Law Rulebook for Digital Markets in Europe: A Delicate Balancing Act

By Kris Van Hove & Argyrios Papaefthymiou1   Introduction It is a truism to say that digitalisation has brought with it a revolution in economic life and...

CPI Talks… with Cani Fernández

In this edition of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking with Cani Fernández, President of the Spanish National Commission on Markets and...

The Venture Capitalism Business Model for Start-Ups and the Debate on Killer Acquisitions: The Greek Example

By Petros Vinis (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)1   On August 27, Greece’s PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis congratulated InstaShop, a grocery delivery platform with around 500,000 users...

The Huawei Question: Managing the Competitive Consequences

By Kalyan Dasgupta, Leonard Waverman & Mark Williams1   Introduction The U.S. government’s recent tightening of sanctions around Huawei may effectively take decisions on Huawei’s participation...

Is Blockchain the Real Antitrust Game Changer?

By Giovanna Massarotto (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology)1   I. Introduction Governments must anticipate today’s cutting-edge technologies to be effective in fast-moving markets. Blockchain potentially is...

Up in the Air: Airlines and Competition Policy in Times of COVID-19

By Georgiana Pop & Gonçalo Coelho (World Bank Group)1   Introduction The COVID-19 outbreak took a swift but tremendous toll on the airline industry. In the course...

The New Antitrust Revolution

By Kayvan Hazemi-Jebelli (Computer & Communications Industry Association)1   You may not have noticed, but there’s a new antitrust revolution brewing in Europe. In February, the...

State Aid: COVID-19 Temporary Framework

By S. Gerhard Dijkstra and M. Ibrahim Quadri (Cornerstone Research)1   Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several Member States have implemented measures to contain the spread...

Economic Nationalism and Merger Control: Impact of COVID-19

By Tanya Macrae (Avonhurst)1   Overview Lockdown restrictions are easing in several European countries, and the “way out” is the key topic of discussion across western economies....

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