A bunch of companies that in the last 10 years or so have been in the spotlight of competition authorities: large digital companies, especially those that were founded and are still headquartered in the United States of America – and not in the EU. These include Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Competition authorities in the EU have launched a number of investigations into these companies, but what exactly is it that they are complaining about?
In this episode, Matthias Bauer and Aurelien Portuese have a conversation on the Digital Markets Act. This episode is also part 2, listen to part 1 here.
Aurelien Portuese is the Director on Antitrust and Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the Global Antitrust Institute of George Mason University, and at the Catholic University of Paris. As an expert in U.S. antitrust and EU competition law and economics, Portuese has published extensively on these issues and has presented his research at international conferences. With 10 years of university experience (UK, France, Belgium, US), his research encompasses U.S. and European perspectives on the regulation of competition.