EU Competition Law and the Information Technology Industry

Date: 15th Jun 2017

Time: 12:00-17:00

Organiser: Europa Institute

Location: 50 George Square (Room G.05)


Details:

The Edinburgh Europa Institute is pleased to invite you to its upcoming workshop:

EU Competition Law and the Information Technology Industry
Is the EU a ‘Good Place for Business’?

Thursday 15 June 2017
12pm to 5pm

50 George Square
Room G.05

Register via Eventbrite: bit.ly/EUITLaw

Organiser: Dr Arianna Andreangeli

Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, Ebay, Intel, Uber: there is an endless list of technology-based companies which have developed new products and services that have revolutionised markets and the way we buy and sell goods and services. Innovation and technology are generally seen as positive and ‘pro-competitive’, generating economic growth and jobs, but equally they can also manifest themselves in ways that distort competition, lead to positions of market power and raise consumer protection issues. In a world of open and borderless markets, do individual governments and competition authorities have the tools to regulate disruptive innovation? What degree of regulation is required? How has EU competition law and policy developed to meet this challenge? How might this all change following Brexit? This workshop will consider these and related questions.

Speakers

Prof Ariel Ezrachi · University of Oxford
Prof Maurice Stucke · University of Tennessee
Szilvia Szekeli · European Commission
Dr Arianna Andreangeli · University of Edinburgh
Dr Stephen Dnes · University of Dundee
Dr Pablo Ibáñez Colomo · London School of Economics
Dr Emmanuel Oke · University of Edinburgh
Dr Francesco De Cecco · University of Newcastle

This event is free. Registration in advance required
All are welcome

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