Competition Law
Online Seminar |
01.03.2021 |
Online |
Language: English

App Store Antitrust: A Case Study of the Gaming Industry

Are online platforms such as Apple’s App Store and Google Play abusing their dominance with their fees policies for in-app purchases? At the centre of this online event is the court battle of Epic v Apple – a case from the highly successful Gaming Industry – which could have major consequences beyond that sector. In our online event we dive into this case study and discover App Store Antitrust from different perspectives. This online event focuses on the topic of the most read competition law post on our CoRe Blog in the past 6 months. Its authors, Friso Bostoen (KU Leuven) and Daniel Mândrescu, will lead the seminar and will be joined by experts representing the perspective of regulatory authorities, the Gaming Industry and App Stores. Do not miss the chance to exchange with our experts from the public and private sector and take active part in the discussion.

Starting from € 49,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: hoppe@lexxion.eu

Cancellation: The cancellation of participation must be in writing and is possible free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the event. In case of no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due.

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Overview

This online seminar focuses on App Store Antitrust by higlighting a case study of the Gaming Industry. Discover with our experts the question if online platforms are abusing their dominance with their fees policies on in-app purchases.

Target Group

  • 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
  • In-house lawyers of the Gaming Industry
  • Academics

Methodology

A seminar by Lexxion Publisher is a unique opportunity for knowledge-gathering on current topics and cases in the respective field.  Throughout the seminar, experts from EU institutions, from public and private sector provide you with great insights on current developments and share their expertise with you. A seminar comprises of short and concise presentations, case studies and panel discussions, with reference to the current legal framework, which has to be considered. While seminars have a theoretical focus, we make sure that there is a strong emphasis on practice.

Participants can get involved in various discussion sessions and have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to the experts.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Online Course

During the online course by Lexxion Publisher all speakers present live via video and audio. Participants can ask questions and actively engage in discussions at any time using the Q&A chat function.

How to Join the Course Online

Bigmarker is the platform for online participation in this course. In order to join the course online, please check your device compatibility first.

What do I need in order to join the course online?

  • Speakers, Microphone; Camera is possible, if you would like to be seen during the course.
  • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the course by telephone, using a dial-in number. In this case there might be additional telephone costs.

How do I join the course online?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please check your device compatibility.
  • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the course by clicking the invitation link.
  • 15 minutes before the course: Bring your headset and eventually camera, click the invitation, enter and enjoy the course!

Minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later; Mac OS X 10.12 or later, Linux.
  • Browser: The most recently-published versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera.
  • High-speed internet: A consistent, high-speed connection is required. Mobile tethering, hotspots, slow or inconsistent public Wi-Fi networks may create latency when using video conferencing.

FAQ for Online Participation

Why do I need to register before the
course starts?
Thank you for registering! This not only helps us to communicate with you in regard to technical issues but it helps you to network with your fellow course participants.

Will the course be recorded?
Please ask the responsible event manager.

Do I need a camera?
It is recommended to have a camera for more comfortable communication with the speakers and other participants.

Do I need a microphone?
Since this is an interactive course, yes.

Do I need to install anything?
No. We expect you to have a browser, of course.

Can I ask questions during the course?
Yes, you can ask your questions live by using your microphone. You can speak to all participants at the same time as you may have experienced in Skype.

When can I enter the course I’m attending?
Please enter 15 minutes before the start, so that you have enough time for technical checks. You can only enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the course and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the course.

May I access via Phone?
Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only. Please keep in mind that you will be dialling a US number which would result in higher telephone costs.

Can’t find invitation?
Please check your spam-folder. You should also ask your colleague from the IT department to ‘whitelist’ us. For more details please ask the corresponding event manager, who will be happy to help you.

I failed the Firewall System Check – what can I do?
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What are the detailed System requirements?
All requirements can be found here.

I failed the Audio Output System Test – what can I do?
If you are using headphones or external speakers, try unplugging them. Please unmute your device. Test your speakers here to find out if they work.

I would like to participate but I’m waiting for an approval. Can I order a ticket on the day of the course?
Sure. Please message events@lexxion.eu.

My email address has changed – can I still participate?
Sure. Please provide us with your updated email adress; you will then receive a new invitation.

How do I contact the host of the course?
events@lexxion.eu is happy to help you.

Monday, 1 March

Chair of the Seminar
Friso Bostoen Ph.D. researcher at Consumer Competition Market (CCM), KU Leuven and a fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
10:00

Welcome and Introduction

10:15

Keynote: “Epic v Apple”

Friso Bostoen Ph.D. researcher at Consumer Competition Market (CCM), KU Leuven and a fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Daniel Mândrescu Ph.D. Fellow, Europa Institute, Leiden University and CoRe Blog Editor
10:45

Panel Discussion: App Store Antitrust – Views of the Stakeholders

Karina Stan Director of EU Policy | Head of Brussels Office, Developers Alliance, Brussels
Prof. Dr. Damien Geradin Founding Partner, Geradin Partners, EU Competition Lawyers, Brussels
Christian Riis-Madsen Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Brussels and Member of the Firm´s Antitrust and Competition Group
11:45

Q&A

12:00

End of Online Seminar

Speakers

Friso Bostoen
Ph.D. researcher at Consumer Competition Market (CCM), KU Leuven and a fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

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Daniel Mândrescu
Ph.D. Fellow, Europa Institute, Leiden University and CoRe Blog Editor

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Karina Stan
Director of EU Policy | Head of Brussels Office, Developers Alliance, Brussels

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Prof. Dr. Damien Geradin
Founding Partner, Geradin Partners, EU Competition Lawyers, Brussels

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Christian Riis-Madsen
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Brussels and Member of the Firm´s Antitrust and Competition Group

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Venue

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Online Seminar | 01.03.2021 | Online | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for PhD students: € 49,- (exkl. USt)

PhD students who write an article for the CoRe blog that will be published will attend the event for free.

Regular fee: € 149,- (exkl. USt)

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

The German VAT of 19% will be added. Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge).

Please e-mail events@lexxion.eu if technical problems occur with the booking.

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App Store Antitrust: A Case Study of the Gaming Industry
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App Store Antitrust: A Case Study of the Gaming Industry
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