See original article in english International Mergers Conference #4 Challenges for mergers in the digital economy & Closing discussion


International Mergers Conference #4 Challenges in the digital economy & Closing discussion

4ème webinaire de la conférence « International Mergers » 2021 organisé par Concurrences et University College London, en partenariat avec Compass Lexecon, Positive Competition et Facebook. Panel avec Aleksandra Boutin (Associée fondateur, Positive Competition), Timothy Lamb (Directeur - Competition & Regulatory, Facebook), Martin Peitz (Professeur, University of Mannheim), Pierre Regibeau (Économiste en chef, DG COMP) et Deni Mantzari (Associate Professor, Acting Director - CLES, University College London). Discussion de clôture avec Peter Freeman CBE QC (Chairman, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, London), Jorge Padilla (Head of Compass Lexecon EMEA) et Christopher Vajda QC (Ancien juge, Court of Justice of the EU - Visiting Professor, King’s College London).

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Deni Mantzari introduced the panel mentioning that perhaps no issue had received more attention in antitrust circles in recent years than killer acquisitions. First arising in the context of pharmaceutical transactions, scrutiny has now extended to other industries, with a particular focus on acquisitions in the technology sector. There have been calls for changes in the evidentiary standard for assessing so-called killer acquisitions, from the adoption of a balance-of-powers approach to the reversal of the burden of proof in such cases, motivated by the concern that the potential harm from killer acquisitions in the technology sector might be so important that it warrants an adjustment of the standards that are usually employed in competition cases.

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  • Meta (London)
  • University of Mannheim (Mannheim)
  • European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
  • University College London (London)
  • UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)
  • Monckton Chambers (London)
  • Compass Lexecon (Brussels)
  • Positive Competition (Brussels)