The new Digital Markets Act (DMA) strives to keep digital markets open and contestable despite the presence of important gatekeepers. The first step is to identify a gatekeeper, which the DMA does through quantitative and qualitative benchmarks. Next to the presence of core platform services, this will also be the first aspect that potential gatekeepers are likely to contest. This instalment of Competition Law in Conversation looks at the gatekeeper notion, its implications, and its overlaps with the presence of market power under Article 102 TFEU.
On 18 October 2022, Competition Law in Conversation discussed these issues with Antoine Babinet (European Commission) and Florence Thépot (University of Strasbourg). You can find their speaker interviews below.