Review of the Digital Markets Act: Practitioners’ Perspectives

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Review of the Digital Markets Act: Practitioners’ Perspectives

Review of the Digital Markets Act: Practitioners’ Perspectives

About the speakers
  • Vanessa Turner
    Vanessa Turner
    Senior Adviser, Competition at BEUC- The European Consumer Organisation
    Senior Advisor – Competition at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, focusing in particular on competition law enforcement in Digital Markets. Vanessa was previously a Competition Partner at Freshfields and Allen & Overy in Brussels. In between these roles, she was a Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Competition Policy at the European Commission, Special Advisor to the US FTC in Washington DC, and General Counsel and Executive Vice President at Visa Europe.
  • Alexandre Fall
    Alexandre Fall
    Senior Legal Counsel at European Broadcasting Union
    Alexandre Fall is a Senior Legal Counsel for the European Broadcasting Union where he leads the Competition Policy and Platform Regulation workstreams. Prior to joining the EBU, Mr Fall was a Lawyer in the Competition Department of Allen & Overy LLP.
  • Assimakis Komninos
    Assimakis Komninos
    Partner at White and Case LLP
    Assimakis Komninos's practice focuses on complex cases of abuse of dominance, restrictive agreements and merger control reviews and on the newly adopted Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA). He represents clients before the European Courts, the European Commission, national competition authorities, national courts and international arbitration tribunals. His highlights include representing Google in the Android and Heureka cases, Amazon in the Italian carve-out case (BuyBox), CCIA in Google Shopping, GlaxoSmithKline in Syfait, Lelos and GSK Spain and being part of the Microsoft litigation team (2004-2009). He has also appeared before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a number of preliminary reference cases, including the only two competition preliminary references from Greece. Clients look to Assimakis for his proven track record and his ability to combine quietly resolving the most sensitive and complex investigations with aggressively litigating to achieve the necessary results. Chambers Global 2021 notes that he is "brilliant", giving "concrete advice and never hides behind legal words", while Legal 500 2020 lauds him for "his professionalism, proactive mentality and good communication ethos.
  • Jeremie Jourdan
    Jeremie Jourdan
    Senior Competition Counsel at Schibsted
    Jeremie is Senior Competition Counsel at Schibsted ASA, a Norwegian group operating online marketplaces and active in news media across the Nordics. Jeremie advises Schibsted on antitrust, merger control and other regulatory matters, including in relation to the Digital Market Act's implementation. Prior to joining Schibsted in September 2023, Jeremie was a partner at the law firm White & Case in Brussels and also worked at the European Commission (Hearing Office, 2010-2012). Jeremie is a qualified lawyer (Paris Bar) and holds masters degrees in Economics (Paris University) and EU Law (College of Europe).

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