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Foreign Direct Investment - The European Union

Foreign Direct Investment - The European Union

August 31, 2021

Concurrences, in partnership with Baker McKenzie, is launching a special series dedicated to foreign direct investment, as part of the "Antitrust Code" Podcast. The podcast series aims to decode antitrust law and policy. Our guests discuss the latest news and topical issues in competition law and economics around the world.

In this new episode of the series, Damien Levie (Head of Unit - Technology and Security, FDI Screening) and Paul Johnson (Partner, Baker Mckenzie) are interviewed by Samantha Mobley (Partner, Baker McKenzie) on Foreign Investment Screening at the European Union level.

Find more information here: Frequently asked questions on Regulation (EU) 2019/452 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union, 22 June 2021: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2019/june/tradoc_157945.pdf

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- Claire Vannini, Dimitri Guarneri, Foreign investment control: Analysis and practical views on the scope of the French and European mechanisms, August 2021, Concurrences N° 3-2021, Art. N° 101303

- Concurrences Webinar - The EU Foreign Subsidies Proposal, 8 July 2021

- Alec J. Burnside, Marjolein De Backer, The EU Commission issues its proposal to create wide-ranging powers to tackle non-European subsidies which may distort competition in Europe, 5 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 100919

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Andrew L. Foster, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Niels Baeten, The EU Commission proposes a new merger and public procurement control legislation to combat foreign subsidies, 5 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 100984

- Jay Modrall, The EU Commission publishes its first official guidance on the application of the FDI Regulation and states that during the COVID-19 crisis there could be an increased risk of attempts to acquire healthcare capacities, 25 March 2020, e-Competitions March 2020, Art. N° 94031

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Baker MacKenzie. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their institution/company.

Google fined €500 million by the French Competition Authority: Why and what next?

Google fined €500 million by the French Competition Authority: Why and what next?

July 23, 2021

In a decision published on July 13th, the French Competition Authority fined Google up to 500 million euros for not complying with the several injunctions issued in April 2020 with regards to the remuneration of related rights for press publishers and agencies.

In this new episode, Fayrouze Masmi-Dazi (Partner, Frieh Associés) explains the decision and discusses its impact. Will it trigger negotiations between Google and the press? Can Google block or appeal the injunction? And what decisions have been made in other countries?

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- Press release, Autorité de la Concurrence, 13 July 2021

- Alain Ronzano, Intellectual property: The French Competition Authority sanctions a search engine for non-compliance with its decision on interim measures, mainly for not negotiating in good faith with publishers and press agencies, by refusing to grant a separate financial valuation to neighbouring rights for current uses of protected content (Google), 13 July 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101556 

- Laurent Geelhand, Antoine Riquier, The French Competition Authority imposes interim measures on a dominant Big Tech company requiring it to enter into good faith negotiations with publishers and new agencies (Google), 9 April 2020, e-Competitions April 2020, Art. N° 95257

- French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority imposes interim measures against a search engine suspected to abuse of its dominance by infringing the law relating to neighboring rights (Google), 9 April 2020, e-Competitions April 2020, Art. N° 94250

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Frieh Associés. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their institution/company.

Google fined €220 million decision by the French Competition Authority for having abused its dominant position in the advertising server market

Google fined €220 million decision by the French Competition Authority for having abused its dominant position in the advertising server market

July 23, 2021

On June 7th, 2021, the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) sanctioned Google for having abused its dominant position in the advertising server market. This is the first decision in the world to look at the complex algorithmic auctions processes.

In this episode, supported by Frieh Associés, Fayrouze Masmi-Dazi (Partner, Frieh Associés) discusses the decision: What are the potential impacts of this decision globally? What are the commitments proposed by Google and accepted by the Autorité to address these issues? ”

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- French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €220 million for favoring its services in the online advertising sector in a first decision to look into complex algorithmic auctions processes (Google), 7 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101065

- Alain Ronzano, Engagements : L’Autorité de la concurrence inflige une amende de 220 millions d’euros pour une pratique d’auto-préférence réciproque entre le serveur publicitaire et les plateformes de mise en vente programmatique d’espaces publicitaires dans le secteur de la publicité en ligne (Google), 7 June 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101172

- Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, Margot Vogels, Andreas Reindl, The French Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €220 million for favoring its own services in the online advertising services supply chain (Google), 7 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101482

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Frieh Associés. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their institution/company.

The value of data: Are we approaching data in the right way?

The value of data: Are we approaching data in the right way?

June 18, 2021

In this new episode, supported by Facebook, Cristina Alaimo (Assistant Professor at Luiss Guido Carli University) is interviewed by Jennifer Baker (EU Policy and Tech Reporter) on the value of data: Are we approaching data in the right way? How important is it to categorize data? How valuable is open data? Should data be considered as a resource in terms of mergers and acquisitions?

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- Interview with Rima Alaily (Microsoft by Maureen Ohlhausen (Baker Botts) for Webinar #3 - Data: Innovation, Level Playing Field & Access, 25 June 2021

- Concurrences Webinar, IP & Antitrust - #3 Data: Innovation, level playing field & access, 17 June 2021

- Geert Goeteyn, Christian D’Cunha, Luca Manigrassi, Ariel Ezrachi, Andrea Cilea, Maurice Stucke, Big Data and competition law, November 2017, Concurrences N° 4-2017, Art. N° 84938

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Facebook. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Facebook, Inc.

Foreign Direct Investment - France

Foreign Direct Investment - France

June 11, 2021

Concurrences, in partnership with Baker McKenzie, is launching a special series dedicated to foreign direct investment, as part of the "Antitrust Code" Podcast. The podcast series aims to decode antitrust law and policy. Our guests discuss the latest news and topical issues in competition law and economics around the world.

In this new episode of the series, Marie-Anne Lavergne (Head of Unit - Foreign Direct Investment, DG Trésor) and Guillaume Nataf (Partner, Baker Mckenzie) are interviewed by Samantha Mobley (Partner, Baker McKenzie) on Foreign Investment Screening in France.

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- Claire Vannini, Dimitri Guarneri, Foreign investment control: Analysis and practical views on the scope of the French and European mechanisms, August 2021, Concurrences N° 3-2021, Art. N° 101303

- Concurrences Webinar - 12th New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference #1 Opening keynote speech by Bruno Le Maire & Foreign Direct Investment Control, 8 June 2021

- Peter D. Camesasca, Horst Henschen, Martin Juhasz, Foreign direct investment screening in Europe : A comparative perspective on differences and commonalities within Europe, November 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 96871, pp. 268-272

- Al Mangan, Bruce Kilpatrick, Rona Bar-Isaac, Helge Heinrich, The OECD reports on foreign direct investment flow regulation in EU member states during the COVID-19 pandemic, 4 mai 2020, e-Competitions May 2020, Art. N° 95949

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Baker MacKenzie. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their institution/company.

Foreign Direct Investment - United Kingdom

Foreign Direct Investment - United Kingdom

June 11, 2021

Concurrences, in partnership with Baker McKenzie, is launching a special series dedicated to foreign direct investment, as part of the "Antitrust Code" Podcast. The podcast series aims to decode antitrust law and policy. Our guests discuss the latest news and topical issues in competition law and economics around the world.

In this episode, Samantha Mobley (Partner, Baker McKenzie) is interviewing Sarah Mackintosh (Deputy Director National Security
& Investment, BEIS) and Sunny Mann (Partner, Baker Mckenzie) on Foreign Investments Screening in The United Kingdom.

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- UK Parliament, National Security and Investment Act 2021, Act, 29 April 2021

- Joanna Christoforou, Omar Shah, Savas Manoussakis, The UK Parliament’s Act on foreign direct investment receives royal assent, 29 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 101011

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Baker MacKenzie. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their institution/company.

The DMA objectives, architecture & implications for value creation in the EU

The DMA objectives, architecture & implications for value creation in the EU

June 10, 2021

In December 2020, the European Commission submitted its proposal for a Digital Markets Act. The DMA aims to ensure that these digital platforms are operating fairly in Europe, but: Are current antitrust laws sufficient to cope with the development velocity of these platforms? Is it still possible to ensure fair competition on digital markets when there is an unequal understanding of the law (such as GDPR)?…

In this new episode, supported by Facebook, Jennifer Baker (EU Policy and Tech Reporter) is interviewing Carmelo Cennamo (Professor at Copenhagen Business School) on the Digital Markets Act objectives, overarching architecture & its implications for value creation in the EU. 

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- Heike Schweitzer, Frederik Gutmann, Unilateral Practices in the digital market: An overview of EU and national case law, 15 July 2021, e-Competitions Unilateral practices in the digital market, Art. N° 101045

- Concurrences Webinar - Will a one-size-fits-all digital markets act deliver for consumers?, 11 May 2021

- Daniel Fasquelle, Olivier Guersent, Christiane Féral-Schuhl, Marie Even, Laure de La Raudière, Jean-Luc Sauron, Linda Arcelin, Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Leyla Djavadi, Colette Bouckaert, Geoffroy Didier, Valéria Faure-Muntian, Emmanuelle Inacio, DMA/DSA: Has Europe really given itself the means to achieve its ambitions?, May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100023

- Alexandre de Streel, Pierre Larouche, The European Digital Markets Act proposal: How to improve a regulatory revolution, May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100432, pp. 46-63

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This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Facebook. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Facebook, Inc.

Can data accumulation lead to monopolization?

Can data accumulation lead to monopolization?

June 3, 2021

In this new episode, supported by Facebook, Jennifer Baker (EU Policy and Tech Reporter) is interviewing Gregor Langus (Director at E.CA) on the Can data accumulation lead to monopolization? What can be problematic? Is it possible for startups to compete against tech giants? What to expect in the next 20 years?...

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- Heike Schweitzer, Frederik Gutmann, Unilateral Practices in the digital market: An overview of EU and national case law, 15 July 2021, e-Competitions Unilateral practices in the digital market, Art. N° 101045

- Giuseppe Colangelo, Viktoria Robertson, Kayvan Hazemi Jebelli, Antonio Manganelli, Antonio Nicita, Despoina Mantzari, Pedro Caro de Sousa, Virginia Pavel Dobre, Friso Bostoen, Daniel Mândrescu, Vikas Kathuria, Competition policy in the digital economy, May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100010

- Omar Vásquez Duque, Jörg Hoffmann, Can data exploitation be properly addressed by competition law ? A note of caution , February 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 98791, pp. 75-82

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Facebook. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Facebook, Inc.

Platform expansion and Innovation

Platform expansion and Innovation

June 1, 2021

The rise of new types of platforms considerably changed digital markets, revealing new ways to enable interactions, transactions, and data collection.

In this new episode, supported by Facebook, Jennifer Baker (EU Policy and Tech Reporter) is interviewing Julian Wright (Lim Chong Yah Professor of Economics, National University of Singapore) on the effects of regulation that might prevent natural platform expansions. What should we think of platforms leveraging their core capabilities to expand from their original core business? Is this an (antitrust) problem?

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- Alain Ronzano, Competition policy : Dutch, German and French governments adopt a common position calling for tightening of the Digital Markets Act on the largest platforms and for better coordination with competition rules, 27 May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101002

- Ania Thiemann, Antonio Neto, Barriers to entry in the digital market: An overview of EU and national case law, 12 May 2021, e-Competitions Barriers to entry in the digital market, Art. N° 100184

- Concurrences Webinar - Innovation Economics Conference for Antitrust Lawyers #4 "Platforms: The Envelopment Strategy" & Closing speech, 6 July 2020

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Facebook. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Facebook, Inc.

Foreign Direct Investment - Germany

Foreign Direct Investment - Germany

May 18, 2021

Concurrences, in partnership with Baker McKenzie, is launching a special series dedicated to foreign direct investment, as part of the "Antitrust Code" Podcast. The podcast series aims to decode antitrust law and policy. Our guests discuss the latest news and topical issues in competition law and economics around the world.

In the first episode of this series, Samantha Mobley (Partner, Baker McKenzie) is interviewing Angelika Milger (Counsel - Division VB1, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) and Anahita Thoms (Partner, Baker Mckenzie) on Foreign Investments Screening in Germany.

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If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles:

- Peter D. Camesasca, Horst Henschen, Martin Juhasz, Foreign direct investment screening in Europe: A comparative perspective on differences and commonalities within Europe, November 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 96871, pp. 268-272

- Michael Masling, Christian Leeder, The German Government further aligns its foreign direct investment screening regime with the EU regulation, 28 October 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 98039

- Michael Masling, Christian Leeder, The German Government further tightens its national foreign direct investment screening regime and introduces sanction mechanisms for non-compliance (AWG), 17 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95842

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Baker MacKenzie. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their institution/company.

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