The European Commission’s competition law investigation into Amazon is noteworthy not just because of the well-known subject, but because of its subject matter. Our guests, Damien Geradin and Silke Heinz are experts in this area of law who have followed the investigation closely. In this episode, Damien and Silke speak with John Roberti and Matthew Hall about data collection and the use of it, which is amongst the hottest topics in competition law worldwide, including in the EU. Listen to this episode to learn how the lessons from and implications of this investigation may extend to tech companies and beyond.
Silke Heinz // Partner // Heinz & Zagrosek
Damien Geradin // Partner // Euclid
European Commission press release 17 July 2019 announcing opening of investigation into Amazon
Germany Bundeskartellamt press release 17 July 2019 announcing changes to Amazon’s terms of business
Austria Federal Competition Authority press release 17 July 2019 announcing changes to Amazon’s terms of business
Italy Competition Authority press release 16 April 2019 announcing investigation into Amazon
John Roberti, Allen & Overy LLP and Matthew Hall, McGuireWoods London LLP