Competition Law
Symposium | 06.06.2019 | Brussels | Language: English

Transparency and Non-Discrimination Requirements for Online Platforms: Competition Law & Regulation

Lexxion Brussels

During this symposium, leading experts from the European Commission, national competition authorities and regulators, industry, private practice and academia will discuss the pros and cons of regulatory and competition law intervention against online platforms favouring their own goods and services.

Interview with Werner Stengg, DG CONNECT

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Topics

  • EU Regulation on fairness and transparency in online platform trading
  • Self-preferencing and non-discrimination under specific regulation
  • Case study: online marketplaces & third-party retailers
  • Case study: app stores & third-party app developers
  • Google Search (Shopping) antitrust decision
  • Amazon: antitrust investigations in the EU, Austria, Germany
  • Effective competition law remedies

Who should participate?

  • Private legal practitioners
  • Representatives from national competition authorities
  • Representatives from public authorities dealing with competition law
  • Representatives from national courts
  • Industry representatives and in-house counsels dealing with competition law
  • Economists
  • Academics

Benefits of attending?

  • Discussion of Highly Relevant Topics: Get updated on latest developments and trends of competition law in
    digital markets
  • High-level Experts from the European Commission, National Competition Authorities, industry, private legal practice & academia
  • Networking & Interaction
    Enjoy exchange and Q&A via a conference app, discussion panels and
    a networking lounge
  • Analyse your problems and discuss your questions with the acknowledged experts from the European Commission as well as public and private practice.

 

Participants will receive extensive materials:
All presentations shown during the event (inclusive online access to all presentations after the training) Selection of corresponding journals published by Lexxion Confirmations of participation.

Course Material – No need to miss anything!
If you are unable to make it to the Training, you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 299,- (each, excl. of VAT).

If interested, please contact Johann Blain.

Thursday, 6 June | 9:00-16:45

08:45

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:15

Welcome Notes on behalf of Lexxion Publisher & CoRe

Robert Klotz Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Brussels; Managing Editor CoRe Journal

 

 

Morning Session: Regulations for Platform-to-Business Relationships

09:30

Presentation of the Proposed Regulations for Platform-to-Business Relationships

Werner Stengg Head of Unit "E-Commerce and Online Platforms", European Commission - DG CONNECT, Brussels
10:15

Coffee Break

10:45

Regulations for Platform-to-Business Relationships – Interactive Panel and Q&A

Robert Klotz Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Brussels; Managing Editor CoRe Journal
Werner Stengg Head of Unit "E-Commerce and Online Platforms", European Commission - DG CONNECT, Brussels
Inge Graef Tilburg University | Member expert group to EU observatory on Online Platform Economy
Karina Stan Legal Adviser & Internal Market Attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania, Brussels
Jakob Kucharczyk Vice President, Competition & EU Regulatory Policy at CCIA, Brussels
12:00

Lunch Break

 

Afternoon Session: Competition Law Issues: Case Studies

Ben van Rompuy Leiden University; Vrije Universiteit Brussel
13:00

Case Study – Online Marketplaces

  • EC’s Google Investigation on Adsense
  • Interoperability and Portability Issues
Ben van Rompuy Leiden University; Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Hanne Melin Legal Director Global Competition and Policy, eBay, Zürich
Oleg Roibu Head of Public Policy, eMAG, Bucharest
Kiran Desai Partner | EU Competition Law Leader,  EY Law, Brussels
14:00

Case Study – App Stores

  • Self-preferences and non-discrimination
  • Google Shopping Decision
  • Amazon Investigation
  • Curating Content vs Discriminating Competitors
Ben van Rompuy Leiden University; Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Damien Geradin Partner, EUCLID Law, Brussels | Professor of Law, Tilburg University
Miguel Perez Guerra Senior Competition Counsel, Google, London
Joos Francke Team manager, Authority for Consumers & Markt (ACM), den Haag
15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Effective Competition Law Remedies – Interactive Panel and Q&A

Lewis Crofts Editor-in-Chief, MLex, Brussels
Alexis Walckiers Chief Economist, Belgian Competition Authority, Brussels
Mark Jephcott Partner , Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London
Thomas Hoppner Partner, Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP, Berlin
Fabio Cannizzaro Case Handler, European Commission - DG Competition, Brussels
Alexander de Streel Professor of EU Law at UNamur, Director of CRIDS/Namur Digital Institute, Joint-academic director CERRE
16:30

Spotlight

Heike Schweitzer Professor for privatelaw,  economic law and competition law, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
17:00

Sum-up and end of the Conference

Ben van Rompuy Leiden University; Vrije Universiteit Brussel

* The content may be the subject of change.

Speakers

Robert Klotz
Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Brussels; Managing Editor CoRe Journal

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Werner Stengg
Head of Unit "E-Commerce and Online Platforms", European Commission - DG CONNECT, Brussels

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Inge Graef
Tilburg University | Member expert group to EU observatory on Online Platform Economy

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Karina Stan
Legal Adviser & Internal Market Attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania, Brussels

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Jakob Kucharczyk
Vice President, Competition & EU Regulatory Policy at CCIA, Brussels

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Ben van Rompuy
Leiden University; Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Hanne Melin
Legal Director Global Competition and Policy, eBay, Zürich

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Oleg Roibu
Head of Public Policy, eMAG, Bucharest

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Kiran Desai
Partner | EU Competition Law Leader,  EY Law, Brussels

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Damien Geradin
Partner, EUCLID Law, Brussels | Professor of Law, Tilburg University

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Miguel Perez Guerra
Senior Competition Counsel, Google, London

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Joos Francke
Team manager, Authority for Consumers & Markt (ACM), den Haag

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Lewis Crofts
Editor-in-Chief, MLex, Brussels

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Alexis Walckiers
Chief Economist, Belgian Competition Authority, Brussels

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Mark Jephcott
Partner , Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London

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Thomas Hoppner
Partner, Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP, Berlin

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Fabio Cannizzaro
Case Handler, European Commission - DG Competition, Brussels

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Alexander de Streel
Professor of EU Law at UNamur, Director of CRIDS/Namur Digital Institute, Joint-academic director CERRE

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Heike Schweitzer
Professor for privatelaw,  economic law and competition law, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

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Symposium | 06.06.2019 | Brussels | Language English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 600,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 650,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) subscribers: € 50,-

The Belgian VAT of 21% will be added.

Seating limit
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.

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Transparency and Non-Discrimination Requirements for Online Platforms: Competition Law & Regulation
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€650,00
Transparency and Non-Discrimination Requirements for Online Platforms: Competition Law & Regulation
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€600,00

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