23 juin

4th Innovation Economics for Antitrust Lawyers Conference

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Du 23 juin à 15h00 au 6 juillet à 17h30  BST

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Due to the current health situation, King’s College London and Concurrences organised the 4th Innovation Economics conference via a series of 4 webinars held from June 23rd to July 6th.


5G, Internet of Things, SEPs

Webinar held on Tuesday 23 June 2020 - 15.00-16.30 BST

Kirti GUPTA | Vice President - Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm, San Diego [bio]
Douglas LAHNBORG | Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, London [bio]
Monica MAGNUSSON | Vice President, IPR Policy, Ericsson, Stockholm [bio]
David MATTHEW | Director of Economics, Ofcom, London [bio]
Kadambari PRASAD | Vice President, Compass Lexecon, London [bio]
Moderator : Renato NAZZINI | Professor, King’s College London [bio]


Self-Preference : The Gatekeeper Role

Webinar held on Wednesday 24 June 2020 - 14.30-16.00 BST

Rod CARLTON | Partner, Freshfields, London [bio]
Niamh DUNNE | Assistant Professor, London School of Economics [bio]
Giulio FEDERICO | Head of Unit - CET, DG COMP, Brussels [bio]
Gönenç GÜRKAYNAK | Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, Istanbul [bio]
Rameet SANGHA | Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon, London [bio]
Moderator : William E. KOVACIC | Professor, King’s College London | Non-Executive Director, CMA, London | Professor, George Washington University [bio]


App Developers : The Connect Economy

Webinar held on Friday 26 June 2020 - 14.30-16.00 BST
Oliver BETHELL | Director - EMEA Competition, Google, London [bio]
Harry CLARKE | Associate General Counsel, Spotify, New York [bio]
John DAVIES | Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon, London/Paris [bio]
Martin D’HALLUIN | Vice President, Associate General Counsel - Antitrust, News Corp, New York [bio]
Nigel PARR | Partner, Ashurst, London [bio]
Moderator : Liza LOVDAHL GORMSEN | Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), London [bio]


Platform : The Envelopment Strategy

Webinar held on Monday 6 July 2020 - 14.30-16.00 BST

Daniele CONDORELLI | Associate Professor, University of Warwick, Academic Affiliate at Compass Lexecon [bio]
Alexandre DE CORNIERE | Assistant Professor, Toulouse School of Economics [bio]
Amelia FLETCHER | Professor, University of East Anglia [bio]
Andreas MUNDT | Chairman, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn [bio]
Mike WALKER | Chief Economic Adviser, Competition and Markets Authority, London [bio]
Moderator : Richard WHISH QC (Hon) | Emeritus Professor, King’s College London [bio]


Keynote & Virtual Reception

Reception held on Monday 6 July 2020 - 16:00-17:00 BST

Presentation to the Richard Whish Liber Amicorum and quiz

Richard WHISH QC (Hon) | Professor, King’s College London [bio]
Sir Peter ROTH | President, Competition Appeal Tribunal, London [bio]

Language : English

Past webinars, interviews and related articles

Webinar #1 - 5G, Internet of things, SEPS

PPT presentations, full video, podcast and other materials

Available here

Related articles

Josef Drexl, Politics, digital innovation, intellectual property and the future of competition law, November 2019, Concurrences Review N° 4-2019, Art. N° 91838, pp. 2-5

Rupprecht Podszun, Intellectual property and competition law : An overview of EU and national case law, 19 September 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin Intellectual property, Art. N° 91076

Aymeric de Moncuit, Connecting competition law standards to the Internet of things, novembre 2018, Revue Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88136, pp. 85-94

Webinar #2 - Self-Preference : the gatekeeper role

PPT presentations, full video, podcast and other materials

Available here

Damien Geradin, Dimitrios Katsifis, Google’s (forgotten) monopoly – Ad technology services on the open web, September 2019, Concurrences Review N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90967

Geoffrey Manne, Against the vertical discrimination presumption, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94267

Paul Belleflamme, Francisco Costa Cabral, Tim Cowen, Daniel Fasquelle, Paula Forteza, Inge Graef, Max Huffman, Frédéric Marty, Jacques Moscianese, Gabriella Muscolo, Martin Peitz, Sebastien Soriano, Thierry Warin, Ramsi Woodcock, Digital & competition, February 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92664

Webinar #3 - App developers : the connect economy

PPT presentations, full video, podcast and other materials

Available here

James Mancini, Digital antitrust : An emerging consensus ?, November 2019, Concurrences Review N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92053

Martin Favart, The French and German Competition Authorities publish a joint study on algorithms and competition law, 6 November 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2019, Art. N° 92587

Fabio Falconi, Caroline Janssens, Adam Land, Stuart D. Levi, Sheldon Mills, Jorge Padilla, Bill Roberts, Stefano Trento, Ingrid Vandenborre, Marianne Verdier, Banking and big data, November 2019, Concurrences Review N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92003, pp. 22-47

Lorenz Marx, Christian Ritz, Jonas Weller, Liability for outsourced algorithmic collusion : A practical approximation, May 2019, Concurrences Review N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89925

Webinar #4 - Platform : the envelopment strategy

German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority clears online platform sales model of a brand’s competing brick-and-mortar retailers being allowed to sell on the same platform under the umbrella of the brand (Intersport), 25 June 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 95526

Konstantina Bania, The platform-to-business regulation : Taming the “big tech” beast ?, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94429, pp. 52-64

Tristan Lécuyer, Digital conglomerates and killer acquisitions : A discussion of the competitive effects of start-up acquisitions by digital platforms, February 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92964, pp. 42-50

Soumya Hariharan, Nandita Sahai, Sakshi Agarwal, The Indian Competition Authority publishes a market study on e-commerce platforms, 8 January 2020, e-Competitions January 2020, Art. N° 92888

Cristina Caffarra, “Follow the Money” - Mapping issues with digital platforms into actionable theories of harm, 29 August 2019, e-Competitions Platforms, Art. N° 91579

Nicholas Banasevic, Beatriz Marques, Aurélien Portuese, The Google Shopping decision, May 2018, Concurrences Review N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86714, pp. 25-37

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets Public, Market study into mobile app stores, April 2019

Previous edition attendees

Agencies : CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia), Competition and Markets Authority, Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania, Competitive Council of Latvia, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, DG COMP, European Central Bank, Financial Conduct Authority, Ofcom, Ofgem, Single Source Regulations Office, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, UOKiK (Polish Competition Authority)...

Corporations : 21st Century Fox, American Express Services, Auka, Barclays Bank, British Airways, Channel 4, Direct Line Group, Equifax, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Federation of German Industries (BDI), General Electric, Graphic Packaging, HSBC, Intesa Sanpaolo, KBC Group, Kelly Services, Lietuvos energija, Lloyds Banking Group, Market Securities, Openreach, PSA International, Qualcomm, RELX Group, Safran, Samsung, Scottish and Southern Energy, Sky, Sumitomo Electric, Telefonica, Tesco, The LEGO Group, Three, TMC, Uber, Visa, Zoopla, ZX Ventures...

Law firms : Allen & Overy, Baker Botts, Baker McKenzie, BBLM Avocats, Clifford Chance, Cooley, DLA Piper, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, Eversheds Sutherland, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Holman Fenwick Willan, Justice cool, Legance, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright, Orrick, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Shearman & Sterling, Skadden, Taylor Wessing, White & Case, Yulchon...

Consultancies : Compass Lexecon, Copenhagen Economics, RBB Economics

Media : Bloomberg, MLex, PaRR, The Capitole Forum

Others : Athens University for Economics and Business, Bar School of Paris, Birmingham University, Bocconi University, Bournemouth Univerity, Brunel University London, City University of London, Columbia Law School, Concurrences, Copenhagen University, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Washington University, Kings College London, Kokushikan University, KU Leuven, London Business School, London School of Economics, Luiss Guido Carli, Lund University, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Mumbai University, Osaka City University, Queen Mary University of London, Saint Mary’s University London, Sapienza University of Rome, Trento University, University College London, University of Amsterdam, University of Bologna, University of Cambridge, University of Carthage, University of Hong Kong, University of Oxford, University of Salento, University of Southampton, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin, University Rennes I, Warsaw University, Warwich University, Westminster University, Yamaguchi University...


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