Category: Events

Vertically Integrated Platforms

In September 2021, Compass Lexecon co-hosted a virtual workshop with the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) on recent research related to vertically integrated platforms from leading economists. In these non-technical presentations, leading economists Andrei Hagiu (Boston University), Prof. Feng Zhu (Harvard Business School), Prof. Salvatore Piccolo (University of Bergamo & Compass Lexecon) and … Continued

The Economic Risks Posed By “Zombie” Firms

Expert Economist Jorge Padilla discussed the risks that zombie firms pose to the economy and what could be done about them on a panel with speakers from the European Commission, the European University Institute, the French Competition Authority, Cleary Gottlieb, and ELIG Gürkaynak at the New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference organized by Concurrences.

Remedies: Design, Implementation & Revision

Kirsten Edwards-Warren joined speakers from the European Commission, the UK Competition & Markets Authority, the French Competition Authority, and the South African Competition Commission on a panel at the 2021 International Mergers Conference, organized by University College London and Concurrences. Kirsten noted that the percentage of cases resulting in remedies is consistent over time. It … Continued

Geopolitics of Platform Regulation

Elizabeth Wang joined speakers from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority, Facebook and King’s College London on a panel during the 2021 Innovation Economics conference to discuss the differences and similarities in antitrust enforcement towards online platforms across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Competition Policy and Industrial Policy

Urs Haegler joined speakers from the European Commission, King’s College London and Freshfields on a panel during the 2021 Innovation Economics conference to discuss industrial policy and competition policy in the EU and the UK.

The Substantive Test in Merger Control

Our panel discussion concerned the substantive test in UK merger control, in particular the revised merger assessment guidelines (MAGs) of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the CAT’s judgment in JD Sports v CMA.

The DMA: A Radical Change in the EU

Miguel de la Mano joined a panel to discuss the major changes presented by the European Commission’s proposed Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) at the Innovation Economics conference.

What’s Holding Back the EU and UK From Creating Platforms?

Kirsten Edwards-Warren joined speakers from the European Commission, Google, Siemens, and Shearman & Sterling on a panel during the 2021 Innovation Economics conference to discuss why the EU and UK struggle to generate large numbers of successful global services platforms.