Digital and Competition #2 Keynote Speech by Thierry Breton & Tipping: Should regulators intervene before or after ?

2nd Webinar of the 2nd « Digital and competition » organised by Concurrences, in partnership with Apple, Facebook, Oxera and Shearman & Sterling. Keynote speech of Thierry Breton (Commissioner for Internal Market, European Commission) presented by Daniel Fasquelle (Professor, University of the Littoral Opal Coast | Senior Counsel, Squadra Associés). Panel with Pinar Akman (Professor of Law, University of Leeds), Kyle Andeer (Vice President, Corporate Law & Chief Compliance Officer, Apple), Eliana Garces-Tolon (Director Economic Policy, Facebook), Helen Jenkins (Managing Partner, Oxera), Andreas Mundt (President, Bundeskartellamt) and Ryan Shores (Partner, Shearman & Sterling).

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Daniel Fasquelle introduced Thierry Breton. He explained that, for the purpose of regulating digital markets and curtailing the extensive power of digital giants, Mr. Breton and Ms. Vestager submitted the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act to the European Parliament and European Council in December 2020. Those legislative proposals aim at ensuring that the fundamental rights of EU consumers are protected and that the gatekeepers comply with the new regulations put in place. According to Mr. Fasquelle, these two texts are an absolute necessity. He emphasised the work accomplished by the European Commission under the leadership of Thierry Breton. Mr. Fasquelle invited the Commissioner to deliver the opening speech and to express his views on how the Commission will tackle the new forms of anticompetitive behaviour in the digital sector.

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