Modern antitrust in times of digitalisation and new distribution formats
Spring Series 2019 – Germany
The retail landscape has undergone tectonic shifts over the last decade. Emerging new distribution formats have started challenging traditional brick-and-mortar chains long ago, but the industry has undergone radical change more recently, with manufacturers increasingly engaging in dual-distribution, price comparison websites starting to offer direct purchase options, former online pure players opening brick-and-mortar stores, retail platforms offering sales opportunities for other retailers via online market places, and the like.
Antitrust law has to get on top of all these developments. In this Spring Series seminar, a panel of key experts will discuss if "new business formats" as well as the use of electronic tools and algorithms in the distribution sector require new ways of enforcement or additional theories of harm. Further, they will look at the hot topics regarding the reform of the Vertical BER and Guidelines besides reflecting if businesses should be open to break conventions or stick to the traditional views.
- Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap, Director, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
- Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühn, Permanent visiting professor, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
- Dr. Justus Herrlinger, Partner, White & Case, Hamburg
- Dr. Tilman Kuhn, Partner, White & Case, Brussels/Düsseldorf
Thursday, 9 May 2019
4:15 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m. Event begins
6:30 p.m. Networking and canapés
White & Case, Düsseldorf
White & Case LLP
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