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Algorithmic antitrust (London, 6 March 2020)

On the 6th of March 2020, few days before the Covid-19 lockdown, LL.M. Programme Director Dr Aurelien Portuese has convened a conference on “Algorithmic antitrust” in the Waldegrave Drawing Rooms of St Mary’s University London, in Twickenham. This conference was an annual conference organised as part of the joint LL.M. in International and European Business Law of St Mary’s University London with the Master’s in Law directed by Professor Philippe Corruble at the Catholic University of Paris (ICP). The conference convened world experts to discuss the state of antitrust enforcement for algorithm-driven companies. Supported by Linklaters and Concurrences, this conference has debated a wealth of ideas, provided many insights and raised a number of questions. Keynotes speeches have been delivered by Cento Veljanovski, Economist and Founding Partner of Case Associates, and by Stefan Hunt, Head of the Digital Unit at the Competition and Markets Authority.

Conference proceedings 1. The first keynote speaker, Cento Veljanovski, Founder and Managing Partner of Case Associates & Fellow in Law and Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, explained the economics applied to algorithms and the limited knowledge available to assess their antitrust implications. 2. The second keynote speaker, Stefan Hunt, Chief Data and Digital Insights Officer at the Competition and Markets Authority, introduced the work carried by the Unit he leads and the exciting challenges posed by the algorithms for the antitrust practice. 3. Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, who holds a Chair in Competition Law and Economics at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, considered that competition enforcement in cases of algorithmic

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  • St Mary’s University London (Twickenham)
  • EDHEC (Lille)

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Aurélien Portuese, Anne Witt, Algorithmic antitrust (London, 6 March 2020), September 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95996, www.concurrences.com

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