Defanging the "FANGs" - Why the Focus on Big Tech? 

Jan. 29, 2021
Online

The CBA Competition Law Section's Reviewable Matters/Unilateral Conduct Committee and Young Lawyers Committee present:

Defanging the "FANGs" - Why the Focus on Big Tech?

January 29, 2021 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern
Online (Zoom)


Big Tech has long been a focus in Europe, where news headlines regularly capture investigations involving the world’s largest technology companies. In that context, it is no surprise that the EU has proposed new rules for digital platforms, which aim to curtail the alleged market power of the world’s digital “gatekeepers”. The U.S. recently entered the fray with the publication of a report on the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, and lawsuits against Google and Facebook. In Canada, while the Competition Bureau has investigated Google as early as 2013, and recently publicized its investigation into Amazon, there has been minimal enforcement involving the “FANGs” (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google). Against this backdrop, the panelists will deal with all your burning questions about why Big Tech attracts so much attention from antitrust enforcers around the globe.

Moderator
Alysha Manji-Knight, Associate, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Speakers
Michelle Lally, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
John Pecman, Business Advisor, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (former Canadian Commissioner of Competition)
Greg Sivinski, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Dr. Thomas Wilson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

 

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    DATE AND TIME
    January 29, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    FORMAT
    Online (Zoom)

    INSTRUCTIONS
    A Zoom meeting link will be sent via email the day prior to the event.

    COST
    Free for CBA Competition Law Section members, Section Affiliates, and members of the Competition Bureau.

    Section Affiliates, please email laurene@cba.org to register for this event.

    Competition Bureau Members, please email the Competition Bureau Learning Unit at ic.cblearningunit-uniteapprentissagebc.ic@canada.ca to register for this event.

    Non-members: $25

 

CONTACT INFO

Lauren Essiambre
CBA National Office
laurene@cba.org 
1-800-267-8860 | 613-237-2925 ext. 146