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Setting Fines in Antitrust Cases — A Review of the Application of the 2006 Guidelines

By Francesca Gentile, Raphael Reims & Petar Petrov1   Introduction According to Article 23(2)(a) Regulation No. 1/2003, the Commission may impose fines on undertakings and associations of...

Data Privacy and Competition Protection in Europe: Convergence or Conflict?

By Laura Liguori & Enzo Marasà & Irene Picciano1 In a recent interview,2 Europe’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, warned Apple that its recent changes to privacy...

Systems Competition – China’s Challenge to the Competition Order: Do we need new rules to protect a level playing field for competition with firms...

By Dr. Thorsten Käseberg & Dr. Sophie Gappa (German Federal Government)1   I. Introduction: A Systemic Challenge to the Competition Order The European Union, and Germany in...

Rebooting Digital Market Power

By David Teece & Henry Kahwaty1   I. Introduction The European Commission is considering legislative proposals to address the perceived market power of online platforms. The proposals...

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...

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