A. Gerbrandy, 2020. Big Tech and the Digital Economy: the muddled middle in a polarized debate? In this blog on Nicolas Petit’s book ‘Big Tech and the Digital Economy’ Anna shares her view on the points made by Petit about neo-structuralists versus consumer-welfarists. Anna argues that there is more to competition law than the polar opposites of irrational neo-structuralists and staunch consumer-welfarists. She develops three arguments that seat in the muddled middle of neo-structuralism and consumer-welfarism.
Gerbrandy, A., 2020. Global Challenges, Big Tech and Legal Responses, in: The Open Society and Its Future, IOS Think Paper Series #1, pp. 17-26. In this paper, which is part of a volume of papers on the concept of Open Societies, Anna Gerbrandy discusses how there is often a mismatch between the system of the law and the questions that global challenges pose to the law. As a result, the law is struggling to advance adequate legal responses, while its foundational principles are themselves under threat as well.
Gerbrandy A., 2019. Changing Competition Law in a Changing European Union The Constitutional Challenges of Competition Law. CompLRev 14(1), pp 33-50. In this article Anna Gerbrandy discusses that European competition law is entering a new period of change – different from the previous fundamental change of economisation and modernisation – this time under the pressure of societal challenges like globalisation, digitalisation, and sustainability, and the current inadequacy of competition law to address them. To have a full grasp of this change, and how to more forward, Anna Gerbrandy suggests a reconsideration of the place of European competition law in the EU’s constitution. If Europe’s (constitutional) challenges cannot be isolated from the greater challenges that confront our world today, then why could European competition law isolate itself from these societal challenges?
Anna Gerbrandy, Lisanne Hummel, Laura F. Lalikova, Viktorija Morozovaite, Pauline Phoa, ASCOLA, 8 February 2021 "Power in the digital society: A taxonomy of the composite power of Big Tech companies and a theory of Modern Bigness"
Anna Gerbrandy, online invited expert comment in “Workshop Inequality and Enforcement”, ACM, 26 April 2021
Anna Gerbrandy, online chair of panel on “Competition law and economic inequality””, ACLE UvA conference 21 May 2021
Anna Gerbrandy, panel-member “Digital Sovereignty and Digital Citizenship”, organized by University College Dublin, online, 28 June 2021
Viktorija Morozovaite, STS Graz Conference 2021, online, “Should political microtargeting be a concern for European competition law?”
Viktorija Morozovaite, ASCOLA 2021, online, “Two sides of the digital advertising coin: putting hypernudging into perspective”
Anna Gerbrandy, ACOLA 2021, online, panel-member “How to have a career (not just) as a women in competition law academia’
Anna Gerbrandy (with Pauline Phoa, Viktorija Morozovaite, Lisanne Hummel, Laura Lalikova), ASCOLA 2021, online, “Taxonomy of Big Tech Power” Lisanne Hummel, Symposium of Jonge Democraten Let’s get digital – Our liberal vision for Europe’s digital future on the Digital Markets Act, 31 October 2021, The Hague, the Netherlands
Anna Gerbrandy, FIDE 2020 conference, Chair of panel ‘Competition law and Data’, 5 November 2021, The Hague, the Netherlands
Anna Gerbrandy, Ius commune online conference, 25 November 2021, key note ‘Finding voice in Competition Law and the role of legal academia in societal transitions’Lisanne Hummel, Ius Commune online conference, 26 November 2021, “Big Tech Platforms: A Dominant Position or a Dominant Design?”
Viktorija Morozovaite, Ius Commune online conference, 26 November 2021, “Hypernudging in the changing European regulatory landscape for digital markets”
Laura Lalikova, Ius Commune online conference, 26 November 2021, “Big Tech Platform Services and the Theory of Public Utilities”
Carla Farinhas, Ius Commune online conference, 26 November 2021, “Ordering interim measures in competition cases in the digital sector”
Pauline Phoa, Ius Commune
Viktorija Morozovaite, Renforce PhD colloquium 2021, “Hypernudging in the changing European regulatory landscape for digital markets”
Pauline Phoa, Europe Direct Curaçao webinar, 8 December 2021, “Digitalisation and the response of (EU) law”
Lisanne Hummel, 9th Law and Economics Conference Lucerne: Law and Economics of the Digital Transformation on 8 and 9 April in Luzerne, Switzerland.
Viktorija Morozovaite, Michigan Junior Scholars Conference, 22-23rd April 2022 at University of Michigan, “Can hypernudging by digital voice assistants amount to anticompetitive discrimination?”
Viktorija Morozovaite, Competition Law Hub, 27th of April 2022 at University of Vienna, “Can hypernudging by digital voice assistants amount to anticompetitive discrimination?”
Viktorija Morozovaite, Governing the Digital Society PhD Network Symposium, 2nd of May 2022 at Utrecht University, “Can hypernudging by digital voice assistants amount to anticompetitive discrimination?”
Lisanne Hummel, Sirius symposium on Big Tech en het Europese Mededingingsrecht, 9 May in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Anna Gerbrandy, EU Competition Law Enforcement: Challenges to Be Overcome International Conference of the Jean Monnet Network on EU Law Enforcement (EULEN), 26-27th of May at University of Warsaw, Keynote “Moving towards sustainability as a case study for thinking about challenges for EU Competition Law”
Pauline Phoa and Anna Gerbrandy, EU Competition Law Enforcement: Challenges to Be Overcome International Conference of the Jean Monnet Network on EU Law Enforcement (EULEN), 26-27th of May at University of Warsaw, “Conceptualising the power of big tech companies and its implications for competition enforcement”
Lisanne Hummel, Regionale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Utrecht’s Connect Live 2022 on the Digital Markets Act, on 14 June 2022 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Viktorija Morozovaite, Connected Life, 17th of June 2022 at Oxford Internet Institute, “Can hypernudging by digital voice assistants amount to anticompetitive discrimination?”
Lisanne Hummel, ASCOLA conference, 30-2nd July 2022 in Porto, Portugal. “Complexity and innovation: Market power of big tech companies in European competition law.”
Carla Farinhas, ASCOLA conference, 30-2nd July 2022 in Porto, Portugal. "On the Nature of the Commission's Interim Powers under Regulation 1/2003"
Anna Gerbrandy, Workshop Smart Data, ‘Competition law and smart data’, 14 January 2019, Utrecht
Anna Gerbrandy, Tech-giganten debat 2019, ‘De macht van Tech”, Pakhuis de Zwijger, 11 February 2019, Amsterdam