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 to curb acquisitions by Big Tech. In late 2022, the European Commission published a Policy Brief setting out its past approach to digital mergers, and allowing a glimpse into the future. At the same time, Vicky Robertson provided an expert report to the Commission on national cases regarding digital mergers, for which she analysed data from a wide range of Member States.

On 25 April 2023, we discussed these questions with Sean Mernagh (European Commission) and The Hub’s Vicky Robertson, moderated by Klaudia Majcher.