The seminar will provide the participants with specific knowledge and practice related to issues arising from new technologies’ impact in the field of competition law. We will discuss difficulties to apply traditional criteria of market definition and market power to dynamic markets, merger issues such as innovation and shaping of commitments in digital sectors, platforms and e-commerce, including vertical restraints in online distribution; and finally issues related to Article 102 TFEU including abusive practices and discriminatory behaviours, Standard Essential Patent (“SEP”) and FRAND disputes. The seminar will be organized around hypothetical case exercises that will give national judges an opportunity to analyse major aspects that could be raised in antitrust litigation in the context of a real situation.

Founded by the Training of National Judges Programme of the European Union