Alexandre de Streel is full professor of European law at the University of Namur where he chairs the Namur Digital Institute and visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges) and SciencesPo Paris. He is also academic director of the digital research programme at the Brussels think-tank Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), chair of the expert group on the online platform economy advising the European Commission and part-time judge at the Belgian Competition Authority. His main areas of research are regulation and competition policy in the digital economy as well as the legal issues raised by the developments of artificial intelligence. Previously, Alexandre de Streel held visiting positions at New York University Law School, European University Institute in Florence, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the University of Louvain. He also worked for the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, the Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union and the European Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute and a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Louvain.
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The Digital Market Act (DMA) was born out of a combination of three elements: the desire to regulate certain very large online platforms that have acquired substantial control over access to digital markets; the perceived inadequacies and slowness of competition law in this regard; and the (...)
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Interview conducted by Alexandre de Streel, Professor, University of Namur and Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), Brussels In 2019, many reports have been adopted or commissioned by antitrust authorities across the world to identify the new issues raised by the digital platforms and (...)
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