Antitrust Code by Concurrences
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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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 Google decision

The Google decision

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? ”

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles. Follow us on Twitter @CompetitionLaws and join the Concurrences Group on Linkedin to receive updates on our next podcast episodes.

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?

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles. Follow us on Twitter @CompetitionLaws and join the Concurrences Group on Linkedin to receive updates on our next podcast episodes.

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 Episode

Foreign Direct Investment - France Episode

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.

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles. Follow us on Twitter @CompetitionLaws and join the Concurrences Group on Linkedin to receive updates on our next podcast episodes.

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 Episode

Foreign Direct Investment - United Kingdom Episode

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.

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles. Follow us on Twitter @CompetitionLaws and join the Concurrences Group on Linkedin to receive updates on our next podcast episodes.

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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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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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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If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles. Follow us on Twitter @CompetitionLaws and join the Concurrences Group on Linkedin to receive updates on our next podcast episodes.

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 Episode

Foreign Direct Investment - Germany Episode

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.

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles. Follow us on Twitter @CompetitionLaws and join the Concurrences Group on Linkedin to receive updates on our next podcast episodes.

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.

Assessing the Strength of Network Effects in Social Network Platforms

Assessing the Strength of Network Effects in Social Network Platforms

April 15, 2021

Network effects (vectors, volume, velocity…) have risen to the forefront in recent years because of the online presence and now more than ever need to be taken into account In the new digital age.

In this episode of the Podcast Series "Antitrust Code by Concurrences", Marco Iansiti (David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and Co-director of the Laboratory for Information Science at Harvard Business School) is being interviewed on assessing the strength of network effects in social network platforms.

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles. Follow us on Twitter @CompetitionLaws and join the Concurrences Group on Linkedin to receive updates on our next podcast episodes.

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.

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