September 09, 2019

#6 A Unique Case? The EU Takes on Amazon.

The European Commission’s competition law investigation into Amazon is noteworthy not just because of the well-known subject, but because of its subject matter. Our guests, Damien Geradin and Silke Heinz are experts in this area of law who have followed the investigation closely. In this episode, Damien and Silke speak with John Roberti and Matthew Hall about data collection and the use of it, which is amongst the hottest topics in competition law worldwide, including in the EU. Listen to this episode to learn how the lessons from and implications of this investigation may extend to tech companies and beyond. 

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Speaker

Silke Heinz // Partner // Heinz & Zagrosek
Damien Geradin // Partner // Euclid

Related Links:

European Commission press release 17 July 2019 announcing opening of investigation into Amazon

Germany Bundeskartellamt press release 17 July 2019 announcing changes to Amazon’s terms of business

Austria Federal Competition Authority press release 17 July 2019 announcing changes to Amazon’s terms of business

Italy Competition Authority press release 16 April 2019 announcing investigation into Amazon

Paris Commercial Court judgment 2 Sept. 2019 fining Amazon for using anti-competitive terms

Hosted by:

John Roberti, Allen & Overy LLP  and Matthew Hall, McGuireWoods London LLP