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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, 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?

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

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

- 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 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

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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.

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

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

- US Federal Trade Commission, The US FTC sues the world’s dominant social network company for illegal monopolization, requires divesting its acquisitions of up-and-coming rivals, and prohibiting the imposition of anti-competitive conditions on software developers (Facebook), 9 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98311

- Concurrences Webinar - Tipping in digital platform markets, 21 September 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.

Cartels d’entreprise

Cartels d’entreprise

April 7, 2021

Dans cet épisode francophone du podcast "Antitrust Code" par Concurrences, Emmanuel Combe, Vice-président de l’Autorité de la concurrence et Professeur à Skema Business School, parle des cartels d'entreprise.

Suivez-nous sur Twitter @Concurrences et rejoignez le groupe Concurrences sur Linkedin afin de rester informé.e de nos prochains podcasts.

Vous pouvez consulter notre site internet concurrences.com où vous trouverez plusieurs articles sur le sujet de cet épisode. 

- Robbert Snelders, Conor Opdebeeck-Wilson, Cartel settlements : An overview of EU and national case law, 17 juin 2021, e-Competitions Cartel settlements, Art. N° 99701

- Fatma El-Zahraa Adel, EU Cartel Law and Economics, Cédric ARGENTON, Damien GERADIN and Andreas STEPHAN, Mai 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100235, pp. 263-264

- Wébinaire Concurrences : 2nd Cartels workshop #1 Opening speech & substantive issues, 20 Janvier 2021

The European Commission’s Digital Markets Act

The European Commission’s Digital Markets Act

March 17, 2021

At the forefront of Big Tech regulation, the European Commission introduced in December 2020 the Digital Markets Act. The act proposes a set of ex ante rules empowering EU authorities to better prevent anticompetitive practices from "gatekeepers".

In this episode of the Podcast Series "Antitrust Code by Concurrences", Fayrouze Masmi-Dazi (Partner, Frieh Associés) discusses the Commission's proposal, the role of gatekeeper and the recent developments in France, UK and Germany.

Video available on Concurrences Youtube channel

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

- 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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