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

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

Competition Law Review – Volume 15 Issue 1

The latest issue of the Competition Law Review has now been published. This issue features papers from an exciting range of Scholars and focuses on exciting changes to competition law stemming from the development of digital markets.

Papers include: Caforio discussing algorithmic collusion; Lorenzoni examining interactions with AI; Beems, van de Gronden & Catalin Rusu on the DMA; and, Mendelsohn on digital conglomerates. The issues editorial is presented by Oles Andriychuk.

Access to the papers is from the CompLRev page

CLaSF Workshop – The Enforcement of Competition Law in Digital Markets

A Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop

Hosted by the Department of Legal Studies of Università Bocconi of Milan

Friday 22nd April 2022

AS02, Grafton Building, Università Bocconi, Via Roetgen 1

Mandatory prior registration by 15th April 2022. The registration process will be available on Bocconi’s website (https://www.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/ev/eventi) from 15th March 2022.


09:15-09:45 – Registration and coffee

09.45: Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Mariateresa Maggiolino (Bocconi University)

09:50-10:50 Market Definition in Digital Markets – Chair: Barry Rodger

Victoria Robertson, Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business,
Antitrust Market Definition for Digital Ecosystems

Bhawna Gulati and Sachin Goyal, Indian Competition Commission,
How relevant is the relevant market in digital platform cases?

10:50-11:15 Coffee Break

 11:15-12:15 Digital Markets and Algorithms- Chair: Angus MacCulloch

Valeria Caforio, PHD candidate, Bocconi University,
Algorithmic tacit collusion: a regulatory approach

Isabella Lorenzoni, PHD Candidate, University of Luxembourg,
An “AI whistle-blower” to monitor algorithmic infringements?

 12:15- 13:15 Mergers in Digital Markets – Chair: Federico Ghezzi

Vincenzo Iaia, PHD Candidate Luiss University, Roma,
(Data) mergers in digital markets, green light…red light!?

Muhammad Wicaksono, PHD candidate, Oxford University; Universitas Gadjah Mada,
Integrating Data Privacy-Based Theories of Harm in Antitrust Analysis of Digital Mergers: Lessons from the EU and US Experiences


13:15- 14:15 LUNCH


14:15- 15:45 Digital Markets, Enforcement/Remedies and the DMA – Chair: Francisco Marcos Fernandez

Juliane Mendelsohn, Technical University Ilmenau,
Digital Bigness – a case for structural remedies in competition and regulatory law

Catalin Rusu, Belle Beems and Johan Van de Gronden, Radboud University Nijmegen,
The Added Value of the DMA’s Enforcement Framework

Laura Zoboli and Giuseppe Colangelo, University of Warsaw and University of Basilicata,
Amazon Buy Box case: the dawn of self-preferencing case law?

 15:45-16:10 Coffee Break

16.10- 17.10 Regulating Digital Markets: Comparative Approaches – Chair: Mariateresa Maggiolino

Magali Eben and Or Brook, Glasgow University and Leeds University,
Regulating Digital Markets in the EU’s Multi-governance System: Between EU and National Competition Laws and Laws pursuing a ‘predominantly’ different objective

Thomas Tombal, Tilburg Law School,
Ensuring contestability and fairness in digital markets through regulation: a comparative analysis of the EU, UK and US approaches


17.10-17.15 closing comments


17.45 Drinks


19.30 Speakers’ Dinner

Workshop: Competition and Regulatory Trends in Digital Markets

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and Lisbon Law School (Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa/FDL) in conjunction with its Jean Monnet Chair in Economic Regulation in the EU

At Lisbon Law University (FDL), Alameda da Universidade, Lisbon


09:15 – 9:45: Registration

09:45: Introduction: Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Prof Luis Morais (FDL)



Keynote Speaker – Prof João Confraria (Católica University, Member of the Board of ANACOM, Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority) – ‘A future for ex ante electronic communications regulation?’



Big data and Competition Law:- Chair: Luis Morais

‘The Role of Consumer Data in the Enforcement of US and EU Competition Law’,
Dr Konstantina Bania, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (Robert Schuman Centre), Florence


11:45-12:00 Coffee break



Digital Markets and Competition Law:- Chair: Angus MacCulloch

‘Net Neutrality, Do Not Track, and Antitrust Law:  The Applicability of Competition Law to the ‘Digital Market’ under the US and EU Competition Law Systems’,
Mariya Naulo, J.D, University of Michigan and Gul Gok, Ph.D. Candidate, Strathclyde University Law School

‘Digital Markets and Emerging Competition Regimes: The Case of Hong Kong’
Prof Sandra Marco Colino, The Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong


13:15-14:45 LUNCH


14:45- 16:15

Market Definition and Digital Markets:- Chair: Alan Riley

‘What role for Antitrust market Definition in Digital Markets?’,
Prof. Viktoria Robertson, Asst Prof, Faculty of Law, University of Graz

‘Market power, innovation and consumer welfare: a focus on digital platforms and IP rights’,
Dr Florence Thepot, Law School, University of Glasgow

16:15-16:30 Coffee Break



Digital Markets, Innovation and Abuse:- Chair: Barry Rodger

‘Abuse of Dominance in Online Free Services:- Overview of Recent Cases’
Dr Miguel Sousa Ferro, Law School, Universidade de Lisboa

‘Innovation by Dominant Firms in Digital Markets: Damned if you Don’t…But Damned if you do!’
Prof Francisco Marcos, IE Law School, Madrid

17:30-17:55 Overview

17:55 Closing remarks



Mandatory prior registration by 8 April 2016. Attendance is free for all CLaSF Members

All Registration Enquiries to marisaquaresmareis@fd.ulisboa.pt