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Workshop on the Digital Markets Act

Date: Time: 14:00 Location: Online

An online workshop organised by Radboud’s Research Centre for State and Law (SteR) and the Interdisciplinary Research Hub for Digitalization and Society (iHub), and by the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)

SteR, iHub, TILT and TILEC are hosting an online workshop on the afternoon of 15 December 2022 to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Digital Markets Act proposal and to discuss the final text (Regulation 2022/1925) published on 12 October 2022.

The purpose of this workshop is two-fold. On the one hand, it aims at bringing attendees up to speed with the main changes that occurred between the proposal and the final text. On the other hand, it aims to look ahead and to put the focus on some key challenges that the DMA will face in the coming years.

Program
  • 14:00 Welcome by Belle Beems (PhD researcher, SteR & iHub, Radboud University Nijmegen) and Thomas Tombal (Postdoctoral researcher, TILT & TILEC, Tilburg University)
  • 14:05 – 14:30 Keynote on the main changes between the proposal and the final text
    Chair: Belle Beems
    Andreas Schwab (Parliament rapporteur on the DMA for IMCO Committee, Member of the
    European People's Party, European Parliament)
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Academic panel on the main changes between the proposal and the final text
    Chair: Thomas Tombal
    Konstantina Bania (Lecturer, University of Sheffield; Partner, Geradin Partners)
    Amelia Fletcher (Professor, University of East Anglia; Non-Executive Director, UK Competition and Markets Authority)
    Inge Graef (Associate Professor, TILT & TILEC, Tilburg University)
  • 15:30 – 15:45 Screen Break
  • 15:45 – 16:45 Articulating the DMA with EU and national competition law: challenges ahead
    Chair: Belle Beems
    Academic perspective: Catalin Rusu (Associate Professor, iHub, Radboud University Nijmegen) and Johan Van De Gronden (Professor, iHub, Radboud University Nijmegen)
    National competition authority perspective: Ellen Römkens (Senior staff member for supervision, Autoriteit Consument & Markt)
    European Commission perspective: Zsuzsa Cserhalmi (Deputy Head of the European Competition Network & Private Enforcement Unit, DG COMP)
  • 16:45 – 17:45 A comparative perspective on the DMA: views from the UK and the US
    Chair: Thomas Tombal
    UK perspective: Philip Marsden (Professor, College of Europe)
    USA perspective: Jonathan Sallet (Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Special assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado)
  • 17:45 – 18:00 Concluding words by Belle Beems and Thomas Tombal

Registration

Participation is free of charge and open to all.

Register here

Format

The workshop is divided in three sessions (60 minutes each), plus an introductory keynote session on the main changes between the proposal and the final text (25 minutes, including 10 minutes Q&A).

The first session is an academic panel dedicated to the main changes between the proposal and the final text. Each speaker will make an introductory statement of 5-10 minutes, to be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A with the audience.

The second session will be dedicated to the complex articulation between the DMA and EU and national competition law. Each speaker will share a specific perspective (15 minutes per speaker), to be followed by a Q&A with the audience (15 minutes).

The third session will be dedicated to a comparative perspective on the DMA, with views from the UK and the US. Each speaker will share a specific perspective (20 minutes per speaker), to be followed by a Q&A with the audience (20 minutes).

Setting

The workshop is set within the Digital Legal Studies research initiative, which is funded through the Law Sector Plan of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW).

Digital Legal Studies is a collaboration between Tilburg University, Radboud University Nijmegen, the University of Amsterdam and Maastricht University, that aims to stimulate pioneering research in the area of law & technology.

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