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Tuesday 23rd October 2018
The Hotel,
Brussels, Belgium

Big Data and Competition Law

Examine how big data is transforming market practices, shaking the foundations of competition law and posing new challenges for regulators

Hear directly from multiple regulators, in-house counsel and eminent lawyers on how to navigate competition law risks for data rich companies and ensuring that the consumer is protected

WHY JOIN THE BIG DATA & COMPETITION LAW CONFERENCE?

Big Data Uses & Abuses: Considerations for Competition Law

Join this interactive session to discuss how different companies use big data and what consequences this has for consumers and regulation. Our panel of in-house speakers and top legal minds will analyse how data has become commodified and what harm this can cause. They will then analyse possible remedies.  

Relationship Between Data Protection & Competition Law

What is the relationship between data protection and competition law? Is data an essential facility? What have been corporates' experiences with GDPR 6 months after its implementation? How are the regulators working together? During this session we will explore this relationship and the tensions which arise from it, as well as examine the German Facebook case. 

Merger Control in Data-Driven Markets

Merger control in data-driven markets continues to pose difficult questions. Review data aspects of recent mergers including Apple/ Shazam, Dow/ Du Pont, the divestment of the digital farming business in Bayer/ Monsanto and discuss how to define market power and market share in digital markets.

Industry Spotlight: Blockchain

Analyse how big data causes challenges for competition law through a concrete example of blockchain. Our industry speakers will discuss what the blockchain is and how it raises concerns for collusion and abuse of dominance including technical standards and gating effects as well as how it is changing the competitive landscape for the financial services industry. 

Abuse of Dominance in Online Markets

During this session we will review recent abuse of dominance decisions including Google and its remedies, and analyse excessive pricing, exploitative abuse and unfair practices in relation to data in the online world. Debate whether the authorities have sufficient powers to address these challenges and look at the divergent approaches to enforcement taken in the EU and US.

Competition Law, Data Protection & Consumer Protection

How best to address the challenges of regulating the digital sphere? Join the debate to analyse whether competition law has the tools required to regulate the digital sphere, and if not whether consumer protection, privacy or fairness should be used. Is there a need for new regulation and could open internet be the answer?

Why attend one of our competition law conferences?

"Great insight on competitive law topics from different points of view."

Ann-Karolina Braun, Roche Diagnostics GmbH

"A super one-stop shop to having a briefing on major recent developments"

V Power, A & L Goodbody

“Excellent speakers and interesting debate!”

E Goulron, SJ Berwin

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