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Lina Khan: US antitrust takes big steps – How to read that in Europe?

A conversation with Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates International, London.

Participants include Rupprecht Podszun, Professor, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf; Pierre Régibeau, Chief Economist, DG Competition, Brussels; and Mike Walker, Chief Economic Adviser, UK Competition and Markets Authority, London.

Cristina Caffarra: Good afternoon, morning, evening, depending on where you are. I can see we are now above 350 participants just now, which is quite a record number, and I’m sure it’s all due to the star appeal of our main speaker, Lina. Thank you for joining. I will introduce briefly and then direct the conversation a little bit. And of course, it hasn’t escaped anybody’s attention just three weeks ago, more or less to the day, after much anticipation, the report of the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on big tech landed in all its 450-page heft on the US and the rest of the world. This was, of course, the combination of a massive bipartisan effort led by Chairman David Cicilline, and of this about 400 pages deal in great detail with a huge amount of facts, documents,

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  • US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)
  • CRA International (London)
  • University Heinrich Heine (Düsseldorf)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)

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Lina Khan, Cristina Caffarra, Rupprecht Podszun, Pierre Régibeau, Mike Walker, Lina Khan: US antitrust takes big steps – How to read that in Europe?, February 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 98400, www.concurrences.com

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