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U.S. Antitrust Law v. EU Competition Law in an Increasingly Digital Economy

Speakers: Barbara T. Sicalides and Dr. Alexander Birnstiel

1:00-2:00 PM (ET) | 10:00-11:00 AM (PT)

Presented by Bloomberg Next

As globalization and digitization pose new antitrust challenges around the world for companies with cross-border relationship, authorities and lawmakers are forced to focus on and quickly catch up with new conceptual work, legislative initiatives and increased enforcement activities. Although EU competition and U.S. antitrust laws cover most of the same subjects, rely on similar economic principles and have followed broadly similar conceptual approaches, a divergence appears to be in process. Differences are surfacing regarding treatment of algorithm-driven cartels, big data and resale restrictions. An international, antitrust law panel will address the myriad questions of how these new considerations affect businesses, explore the apparent enthusiasm of particular European enforcers to intervene or adjust competition law to keep pace with the fast-evolving digital economy.

Key topics include:

  • The differences in how U.S. and EU antitrust law address innovation, vertical restraints, big data and other aspects of the digital economy
  • Guidance for in-house antitrust counsel on responding to these new focuses of enforcement agencies
  • Key takeaways for managing the challenges posed by the apparent differences among jurisdictions and for remaining an invaluable resource to your business teams.


  • Barbara T. Sicalides, Partner and Head of the Antitrust Section of Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Dr. Alexander Birnstiel, Partner, Noerr

CLE credit available.

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