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Competition Enforcement and Regulation of Gatekeepers: The Google shopping case and the Digital Markets Act

den 10 mars 2022, kl. 11:30 till 13:00

A discussion regarding the regulation of large digital platforms and the judgement of the General Court in the Google Shopping case. What are the implications of the DMA for Nordic businesses and how will the judgement shape the future competition law analysis? Please register by 8 March 2022. Zoom link will be sent to registered participants on 9 March 2022.

Google as a public service? Critical analysis of the recent Judgement of General Court on the issue.

Speaker: Beata Mäihäniemi, a postdoctoral fellow in law and digitalization at the Legal Tech Lab at the University of Helsinki, is also the author of the book "Competition Law and Big Data. Imposing Access to Information in Digital Markets" published in 2020 by Edward Elgar. Her research interest include regulation of online platforms and AI. 

Discussant: Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo LL.D., M.Soc.Sc., is Professor of Public Law at the University of Helsinki. She teaches constitutional law, EU law and legal theory. In her current research she focuses on the various EU data regulation initiatives. She is the author of Private Selves - Legal Personhood in European Privacy Protection (CUP 2021).

The proposal for the Digital Markets Act from a Competition Law perspective

Speaker: Björn Lundqvist, Associate Professor of Law at the Law Department, Stockholm University. Head of the EU Law Stockholm University,  Director of the European Law Institute and Director of Ascola Nordic. Recent publications within the area of competition law for the digital economy: 'The Proposed Digital Markets Act and Access to Data: A Revolution, or Not?' IIC-International Review of Intellectual Property and …, Volume 53, Issue 3, 2021; ‘Cloud Service as the ultimate Gate(keeper)’ The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2019; Competition and Data Pools, Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, 2018 Vol. 7(4), 146-155; Standardization for the Digital Economy: The Issue of Interoperability and Access Under Competition Law, The Antitrust Bulletin, 2017, Vol. 62(4) 710-725. Björn has recently published ‘Competition Law for the Digital Economy’, editor Björn Lundqvist with Michal Gal, ASCOLA Competition Law series Edward Elgar 2019.

Discussant: Dr. Juha Raitio Professor of European Law at the University of Helsinki (since 2007) and docent (associate professor) in European law at the Universities of Lapland, Tampere and Turku. Currently he is also vice dean for societal interaction at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. He has written various books and articles in the field of European law and legal theory. His theoretical works revolve around the concepts of legal certainty and rule of law (e.g. Principle of Legal Certainty in EC Law, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003). Currently, his main research interests relate to the Internal Market Law as well as EU Constitutional Law. He is the president of the Finnish European Law Association (FIDE) and member of the steering group in the Nordic Network for European Legal Studies.

Detta seminarium ägde rum den den 10 mars 2022