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DiGi POD – The podcast series on trending competition law developments

Our podcast series DiGi POD has been created to provide a platform for our clients, competition law experts as well as competition law enthusiasts to stay up to date on the developments and trending topics in connection with competition law.

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Episode 3: Vertical restraints under the cartel prohibition: what is expected to change after May 2022?


In our third DiGi POD episode, our experts Annemieke Hazelhoff and Nadine Herda will speak with DiGi POD Host Roxana Kruse about the ongoing revision of the vertical block exemption regulation (VBER).

What is caught under the VBER? Which changes can be expected in comparison to the existing rules? Are you a supplier and retailer: be aware – the rules will change for you! Also, e-tailers and other companies active in the field of online sales will learn during the podcast what is expected to change for them.

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Episode 2: Screening foreign subsidies – only for state aid enthusiasts?

In our second DiGi POD episode Roxana Kruse, Peter Giese and Moritz Pottek will present the key aspects of the proposed EU Foreign Subsidy Regulation and explain why this topic is relevant for mergers and acquisitions, public procurement and state aid alike.

Find out what could constitute a foreign subsidy, which tools are foreseen to tackle market distortions caused by foreign subsidies, how the European Commission wants to enforce the proposed Regulation and what will be the next steps in the legislative procedure.

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For more information about the new investigative review tools to tackle market distortions by foreign subsidies read our Law-Now article or watch CMS webinar on this topic.

Episode 1: Digital markets and online platforms

In the competition law world, you can hardly avoid the terms online platforms and digital markets these days. But why are there so many discussions around digital markets and why are there concerns around online platforms?

In our first DiGi POD episode, Roxana Kruse and Peter Giese will walk you through the most important competition law concepts concerning digital markets. They will introduce you to the competition lawyers' glossary around online platforms. Terms such as network effects, lock- in effect and gatekeeper will no longer be a mystery to you and you will find out what this has to do with the Commission's proposal for a Digital Markets Act.

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Peter Giese
Peter Giese
Principal Counsel
Rechtsanwalt
Stuttgart
Roxana Mina Kruse
Roxana Mina Kruse
Senior Associate
Rechtsanwältin
Duesseldorf
Moritz Pottek
Moritz Pottek
Senior Associate
Rechtsanwalt
Brussels - EU Law Office
Nadine Herda
Nadine Herda
Senior Associate
Rechtsanwältin
Brussels - EU Law Office
Annemieke Hazelhoff
Annemieke Hazelhoff
Advocaat
Amsterdam

Key contacts

Peter Giese
Principal Counsel
Rechtsanwalt
Stuttgart
T +49 711 9764 703
Roxana Mina Kruse
Senior Associate
Rechtsanwältin
Duesseldorf
T +32 2 65 00 421
  • Intro sound logo by MosesBrambila
  • Background music by kiddpark
  • Break jingle by RunnerPack
  • Episode 2: Sound takes from Margarethe Vestager: Copyright European Commission
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