Algorithms and Antitrust: New Clouds on the Legal Horizon?

24 May 2018 17:30
24 May 2018 19:30

Venue: Institute for European Studies - Pleinlaan 5, room Rome (floor -1)

In the digital age, almost every sphere of our lives becomes influenced by algorithms. The way in which firms compete and set prices in digital markets is no exception. One of the challenges that has recently attracted the attention of the competition enforcers and the legal community in relation to Article 101 TFEU is how firms may use algorithms to better monitor each other’s conduct and embark on interdependent pricing without concluding an agreement.  The potential of algorithms to facilitate price coordination, and render it more effective and pervasive, creates the need for regulators to more carefully reflect on the risk to competition and how to respond (or not) while companies using algorithms need to consider carefully how they comply with the law in this new enforcement environment.
 

Chair

  • David Anderson – Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Brussels)

Speakers           

  • Antonio Capobianco – Senior Expert in Competition Law, OECD
  • Cyril Ritter – Official, DG Competition
  • Dr Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte – Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Stephen Lewis, RBB Economics

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