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CLaSF Workshop – Promoting Fairness, Accessibility, and Sustainability in Digital and Technology Markets through Competition Law

5th April

XLI Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop (CLaSF)

Promoting Fairness, Accessibility, and Sustainability in Digital and
Technology Markets through Competition Law

Friday 5 April, 2023
UMA Law School / Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Málaga, Boulevard Louis Pasteur, 26,
Málaga, Spain

In association with the UMA research projects CODIG-IA and CoMeDi  and the support of Pérez-Llorca

Mandatory prior registration by 29th March confirming attendance to Eugenio Olmedo at competenciamalaga@uma.es


09:30 – 09:50 Registration and coffee

09:50 – 10:00 Welcome and Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF, University of Strathclyde) and Eugenio Olmedo (University of Malaga)

10:00 –11:00 Competition Law and the Broader Public Interest, Chair: Barry Rodger

Maria Campo Comba, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
The concept of fairness and its potential to pursue public interests in EU competition law

Daria Kotova, BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre
Sustainability and Competition law: A Systems Approach

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12.15 Fairness and the DMA, Chair: Viktoria Robertson, Vienna University of Business and Economics

Pablo Solano Diaz, PhD candidate Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
From Darwinism to Lamarckism: Contestability and fairness as non-objectives of competition law

Oles Andriychuk, Newcastle University
The Role of Fairness in the New EU DMA and UK DMCC Regimes

12:15 – 13:15 Digital Ecosystems, Chair: Rita Leandro Vasconcelos, Pérez-Llorca

Sara Guidi, EUI Florence
Accessible mobile ecosystems: virtuous competitive dynamics and hidden perils

Fatima Gigirey, University of Seville
Legal and Economic Problems of Market Definition in Digital Ecosystems

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 –15:30 Green and Digital Markets, Challenges and Strategies, Chair: Francisco Marcos, IE University Madrid

Georgia Theodorakopoulou, College of Europe
The role of soft law in the new era of competition law: Legal certainty, democratic legitimacy and the challenges in the realm of the twin transition

Viktoria Robertson, Vienna University of Business and Economics
Strategic Foresight as an Enabler of the Twin Green and Digital Transition in Competition Law

15:30 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45–17:15 Digital Markets – Remedies and enforcement, Chair: Angus MacCulloch, Lancaster University

Linus Hoffmann, Strathclyde University
Liability Rules as Competition Remedies

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, University of Liege
Competition ‘sandboxes’: by-design enforcement tools to promote fairness, accessibility and sustainability in EU digital and technology markets?

Carles Górriz López, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
The Google Saga and Epic Games v Apple: Lessons for a Transatlantic Comparison

17:15 – 17:30 Closing comments

18:30 Drinks
20:30 Speakers’ Dinner sponsored by Pérez-Llorca


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