Webinar #6 | The global digital ecosystem: A market for every business
Wednesday, 26 August
16:00 – 17:00 CET
Digital Ecosystems are platform-based networks centred around specific customer needs (e-commerce, media). These platforms make integration easy and promote diversity. At the same time, a ‘winner takes it all’ tendency poses risks to diversity.
Organised by the Antitrust, T.R.A.D.E. and IP/TMT Commissions, the working session will explore the characteristics, benefits and challenges of ecosystems from different angles addressing issues such as the use (and misuse) of personal information, dominance of platforms, discrimination by pricing algorithms, latest U.S. developments, and the platforms’ liabilities.
Online platform services can connect all people, no matter who they are, where they live, what they do. But the questions are: How to enable diversity in this new digital area and to allow all those involved equal access? How to protect the weaker parties in business in the digital era? By the market or the legislator? Can competition law do the trick? What are the responsibilities (and liabilities) that a platform faces? These and other questions will be discussed during this interactive session.
Speaker & General Reporter
Luciana Martorano is the founding partner of Martorano Law – an Antitrust and Competition boutique based in São Paulo, Brazil. General Secretary of the Antitrust Division of the São Paulo Brazilian Bar (OAB-SP). She got a Master Degree in Corporate Law at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM).
Florencia Rosati is a partner at Beccar Varela. She co-heads the firm’s Intellectual Property and TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology) Departments. She is also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Her practice areas include litigation and advice to clients on trademarks, patents, copyright, data protection, entrepreneurship, entertainment, communications and new technologies, with broad experience in e-commerce & Internet. Florencia has been recognised by Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and Who’s Who Legal, and awarded the INTA Volunteer Service prize for Pro Bono Services by an individual in 2011.
Speaker & General Reporter
Sven Preiss has been working 10 years as a lawyer for media, IP and IT in a Berlin-based law firm. Sven now runs the Commercial Law department as Head of Legal at the Scout24 group. He is a certified expert for copyright and media law and holds a Master Degree of the University of Westminster, London in Entertainment Law. Sven enjoys the advantages of AIJA to connect with like-minded lawyers all around the world.
Sophie Gilliam is part of the Litigation & Regulatory team at DLA Piper and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She specialises in EU & Competition Law and Financial Markets Regulation. She is currently seconded to the legal department of ING Bank NV, a leading bank in the Netherlands with presence in over 40 countries. Sophie is President of the Antitrust Commission of AIJA.