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Month: September 2019

Conference Debriefing (12): EU Competition Conference 2019, Brussels, September 2019

Conference Debriefing (12): EU Competition Conference 2019, Brussels, September 2019

Every two years our antitrust team jumps into the Thalys and heads to Brussels to discuss current developments in competition law. This year the timing of the Conference couldn’t have been better. The event took place just one day after Ursula von der Leyen announced the reappointment of Margrethe Vestager at DG Comp. Maren Dittrich and Adrian Deuschle have a conference debriefing for the readers of D’Kart. Name of Conference: EU Competition Conference 2019 Location: Square Business Center, Brussels, Belgium…

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Sylvie Goulard: A Commissioner to Watch

Sylvie Goulard: A Commissioner to Watch

The competition community has seen with some joy the reappointment of Margrethe Vestager to the competition portfolio in the new EU Commission. While Vestager also secured the post as Executive Vice President for digital issues, there is another stronghold for economic policy in the Commission: Sylvie Goulard, nominated as Commissioner for Internal Market. We spoke with David Bosco, competition law professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, to learn more about a woman who is rumoured to become the most influential…

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Vestager!

Vestager!

Breaking News: Margrethe Vestager remains in charge of competition in the new European Commission. While overseeing the digital agenda of the Commission as a Vice President, she will also head DG COMP as the Commissioner. Enforcing competition rules, dealing with state aid and coordinating the digital promises of Ursula von der Leyen’s college of Commissioners seems a lot for one person – but, hey, she took on Google, Apple and the like without fear. Mme. Vestager will probably become the…

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Competition 4.0

Competition 4.0

In Berlin, the German Commission for a Digital Competition Law (“Kommission Wettbewerbsrecht 4.0”) handed over its proposals for the reform of the EU competition framework to German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier. The task of the expert group was to recommend changes of EU law. Lucas Gasser was at the press conference for D’Kart and gives a first overview of the German contribution to the Eurovision Competition Contest. Almost a year has passed since Germany’s Minister Peter Altmaier appointed an expert…

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SSNIPpets (33): WWWWWWW

SSNIPpets (33): WWWWWWW

For the 100th time D’Kart sends out a newsletter. What an anniversary! We celebrate it by announcing a winner. And of course Rupprecht Podszun is in party mood about everything else that has been happening this week. Here are his SSNIPpets, small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Defining weeks As early as next week, Ursula von der Leyen apparently wants to announce who is to take over which portfolio in the European Commission. But according…

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