CONFERENCE : COMPETITION POLICY - INTERNATIONAL TRADE - DIGITAL ECONOMY - DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION - TERRITORIALITY - ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Introductory remarks (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 13 June 2016)

A great diversity of panel members composed the Seventh edition of the "New Frontiers of Antitrust" Conference held in Paris on June 13th, 2016. The Conference opened with hopes. In the context of TTIP negotiation between the EU and the US, the first panel expressed these hopes to see the links between competition and trade policies strengthened. Members of the second panel gave their opinion on the challenge following the emergence of a digital economy and disruptive innovations. The third panel put in perspective the growing trans-border application of competition rules, which surpasses boundaries in a globalised and digital world, with the concept of territoriality in national laws whose relevance was debated. Finally, the fourth panel expressed its concerns as regards the growing difficulties encountered to find the right balance between law and economic theory in the enforcement of European competition law and particularly of article 102 TFEU.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with great pleasure that on behalf of the magazine Concurrences I would like to welcome you and open this seventh edition of "Tomorrow's Competition". 2. First of all, I would like to thank the entire audience, which is even more numerous this year than in previous years. This year, we registered more than 420 registrations from some 15 countries. The success of this event is undeniable and it has become, over the years, an essential part of the French competition law event landscape. We are proud of it and we are also grateful to all our friends for supporting us with their presence and their loyalty. 3. I would also like

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Frédéric Jenny, Introductory remarks (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 13 June 2016), September 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80790, www.concurrences.com

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