Auteursarchief: Anna Gerbrandy

Anna Gerbrandy

Over Anna Gerbrandy

Anna Gerbrandy's is hoogleraar Mededingingsrecht. Zij heeft daarbij aan de ene kant een focus op het fundamentele debat over de doelstellingen van mededingingsrecht en de verhouding tussen mededingingsrecht en niet-economische belangen, zoals duurzaamheid, maar aan de andere kant op de positie van de rechter in dit rechtsgebied.

Countering the power of big tech companies: is the bigger picture missing?

Anna Gerbrandy

This blogpost is the first in a series of short commentaries on the European Commission’s proposals for a Digital Markets Act and a Digital Services Act, released on 15 December 2020. Stay tuned for more.

Let me start with a heartfelt compliment: well done with the DMA&DSA! These are timely and useful proposals aiming to ‘to establish a level playing field’ and create ‘a safer digital space’. But I wonder: are we missing a bigger picture? Do the proposed rules curb the power of the Big Tech companies sufficiently?

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The Netherlands move ahead with Competition and Sustainability

greenBy the end of January 2016 the public consultation by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs on the new Guidelines Competition and Sustainability will have closed. The Minister will then take into account the remarks made, for example those by the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands, and finalize the Guidelines calling upon the ACM – the Dutch Competition Authority  – to take into account sustainability-benefits when assessing an otherwise anti-competitive agreement. This is quite revolutionary.

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