Competition Law in Conversation

The Competition Law in Conversation series is a joint project by the Competition Law and Digitalization Group at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and the Chair in International Antitrust Law at the University of Graz. The aim of the series is to provide a forum dedicated to discussing current issues that are of interest to the wider competition law community. It wants to provide an opportunity to engage in a discussion from a transnational point of view and make the best of the new culture of online webinars. The hope is that each single conversation in the series will shape and contribute to the broader debates that we lead in competition law. Let’s start the conversation!

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The Market Definition Notice 2024

In February 2024, the European Commission published its revised Market Definition Notice. For the first time, this new instrument contains...
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Competition Law in Conversation: Priority-Setting in Antitrust in the Digital Era

What cases are prioritised by competition authorities when it comes to the digital economy? What patterns can be observed, and...
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Competition Law in Conversation: Smart Farming

As farming becomes more digitalised and, in fact, ‘platformised’, the question arises whether competition law can harness some of the...
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Digital Merger Control: Past, Present and Future

The increasing concentration in digital markets has led to the question whether competition law has sufficient tools at its disposal...
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Online Distribution Under the New VBER

The new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) entered into force on 1 June 2022. It introduces up-to-date rules for companies...
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Gatekeeper Status under the DMA

The new Digital Markets Act (DMA) strives to keep digital markets open and contestable despite the presence of important gatekeepers....
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Cloud Computing and Competition Law

As the economy becomes more digitalised, cloud computing is poised to become a new frontier for digital competition. What types...
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Digital Mergers and Killer Acquisitions

Over the past few years, Big Tech has gone on unprecedented buying sprees, buying up promising start-ups and diversifying its...
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Digital Ecosystems and Competition Law

Large digital platforms are increasingly building self-contained digital ecosystems that capture users in unprecedented ways. What particular competition law problems...
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Antitrust vs Privacy

In the digital economy, many questions find themselves at the intersection of competition law and data protection. The impending replacement...