31st Annual IBA Communications and Competition Law Conference

25 Apr - 26 Apr 2022

Session information

Antitrust and regulatory roundtable: the challenges of regulating the digital economy - At the intersection of competition and communications law


Antitrust Section (Lead)
Communications Law Committee (Lead)


Representatives from key antitrust agencies and communications regulators [from around the globe] will discuss their visions and insights for the future of regulation in a digital economy, including the proposed Digital Markets Act in the EU and equivalent rules in Member States, the UK’s Digital Markets Unit, and legislative initiatives around the world. This discussion will focus in particular on the interplay between antitrust enforcement (notably in the area of dominance/monopolization) and regulation, impact on innovation, and trends of global convergence or divergence in this area.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Blanca Escribano BE LAW & ETHICS LLP, Madrid, Spain; Co-Chair, Communications Law Committee
Thomas Janssens Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels, Belgium; Co-Chair, Antitrust Section


Thomas Kramler DG Competition - European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
John McInnes Competition and Markets Authority, London, England
Geoffrey Starks Federal Communications Commission, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, Madrid, Spain