An event organised by the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL), City Law School
Chair: Giulio Kowalski, PhD Candidate in Law at City, University of London
Speaker: Dr Niamh Dunne, Associate Professor in Law at LSE
Discussants: Dr Ryan Stones, Senior Lecturer in Law at City, University of London and Professor Philippa Watson, Professor Law at City, University of London (tbc)
The digital economy has been the focus of the European Commission’s most high-profile and arguably most contentious competition law enforcement efforts in the past decade.
More recently, the emphasis in the EU has shifted from applying the ordinary competition rules to developing a sector-specific ex ante regime to regulate the market activities of the largest digital actors.
The newly-enacted Digital Markets Act covers much the same ground in substance as Article 102 TFEU, which prohibits the abuse of a dominant position within the internal market. Yet it is explicitly framed as an instrument that is “complementary to, but different from” the ordinary competition rules.
This presentation will consider the relationship between the DMA and the existing EU competition rules.
In doing so, it will explore the notion of sector-specific competition law more broadly, considering both its viability and its advisability in law and practice.
About the speaker
Niamh Dunne is an Associate Professor, teaching in the areas of competition and EU law.
Dr Dunne has also worked in competition enforcement for the Competition Authority of Ireland, and as a consultant in competition policy, primarily for the OECD.
She holds law degrees from the University of Cambridge (BA, PhD), NYU School of Law (LLM) and King's College London (MA).
She is qualified as a solicitor in Ireland and in England & Wales (both non-practising), and as an attorney in New York State.