A New "Consensus" on Competition Policy in Digital Markets? (Monday 16 December 2019)

A New Consensus on Competition Policy in Digital Markets
The LCII invites you to its Next Conference: "A New "Consensus" on Competition Policy in Digital Markets?" (Monday 16 December 2019)


December 16, 2019 - 8:30 am


December 16, 2019 - 6:00 am


FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels   View map

The Liege Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII), Brussels School of Competition (BSC) and l’Association pour l’Etude du Droit de la Concurrence (AEDC/VSMR) organise the conference A New “Consensus” on Competition Policy in Digital Markets? on Monday 16 December 2019 from 9 am to 6 pm at the FEB premises in Brussels.

Several expert reports published in 2019 appear to converge in their assessment of market failures in digital economy markets, as well as on the remedies required from a competition and regulatory point of view. This conference seeks to assess whether these findings can lay the foundations of a new consensus, apt to provide directions to enforcement, judicial and lawmaking authorities in the EU.

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08:30-09:00  Registration

09:00-09:10   Welcome address
                        Nicolas PETIT – Professor of Law, University of Liège 
09:10-09:30 Keynote address
                      Sir Christopher BELLAMY – Senior Consultant, Linklaters
09:30-10:45 Roundtable 1 – The Cremer, Furman, BdK and Stigler Center Reports: A New Consensus?
Moderator: Assimakis KOMNINOS – Partner, White & Case LLP
                       Gabrielle KOHLMEIER – Associate General Counsel, Antitrust & Strategic Projects, Verizon
                       Paul LUGARD – Partner, Baker Botts LLP
                       Abel MATEUS – Professor of Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 Roundtable 2 – “Killer” Mergers?
                       Moderator: Lewis CROFTS – Editor-In-Chief, MLex 
                       Kristina NORDLANDER– Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
                       Peter ALEXIADIS  – Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
                       Henri PIFFAUT – Vice-president, French Competition Authority
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Roundtable 3 – Data Mobility, Portability and Sharing Remedies: New Entry Path for Digital Economy Firms?
                       Moderator: Nicolas PETIT – Professor of Law, University of Liège 
                       Alexandre DE STREEL – Professor, Universities of Namur and Louvain
                       Diane COYLE – Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
                       Nicolò ZINGALES – Associate Professor of Competition and Information Law, University of Leeds
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Roundtable 4 – What Division of Labor between Antitrust and Regulation in the Digital Economy?
                       Moderator: Pieter VAN CLEYNENBREUGEL – Professor of Law, University of Liège
                       Christian AHLBORN – Partner, Linklaters
                       Brice ALLIBERT – Deputy Head of Unit, DG COMP, European Commission
                       Pablo IBANEZ COLOMO – Professor of Law, London School of Economics and College of Europe
17:30-18:00 Cocktail 

Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
University of Liege (ULg)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
BE-4000 Liege

Phone: +32 4 366.31.30
Fax: +32 4 366.31.55
E-Mail: lcii@ulg.ac.be