Bio

Can Atik is a PhD candidate at Tilburg Law School with affiliation to Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT). Can is also a member of the Union of Turkish Bars (TBB).

His research examines the data-related challenges in the emerging Digital Agriculture sector from the perspective of competition law and policy. This inquiry inherently touches upon the interplay between traditional competition law enforcement, data protection rules, voluntary rule-making, and the possibility of a sectoral regulatory intervention. The project analyses how existing market failures (deriving from ambiguities on who has which rights on agricultural data) can be addressed more effectively in the EU for the sake of sustainable and cost-efficient agricultural production for a growing population.

 

Expertise

Competition Law,

Privacy Law,

Corporate Governance,

M&As, and

International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Recent publications

  1. Competition problems and governance of non-personal agricultural mach…

    Atik, C., & Martens, B. (2021). Competition problems and governance of non-personal agricultural machine data: Comparing voluntary initiatives in the US and EU. Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law: JIPITEC, 12(3), 370-396. https://www.jipitec.eu/issues/jipitec-12-3-2021/5336
  2. Understanding the role of agricultural data on market power in the em…

    Atik, C. (2021). Understanding the role of agricultural data on market power in the emerging Digital Agriculture sector: A critical analysis of the Bayer/Monsanto decision. In D. Bosco, & M. S. Gal (Eds.), Challenges to assumptions in competition law (pp. 41-78). (ASCOLA Competition Law series). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

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