Application of antitrust law to digital platforms is theme of online debate

The webinar will discuss the application of antitrust law to digital platforms based on the case of Alibaba, which recently received a multi-billion fine from the Chinese antitrust authority.
Law
23 June 2021
Application of antitrust law to digital platforms is theme of online debate

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School, through its Nucleus for E-commerce Studies (NEEC) and Brazil-China Study Center, will hold a webinar called “Chinese Competition Law: Comparative Perspectives of Alibaba Case” on June 29. The event, in English and without simultaneous interpretation, will be broadcast at 9:30 on FGV’s YouTube channel.

The webinar will discuss the application of antitrust law to digital platforms based on the case of Alibaba, which recently received a multi-billion fine from the Chinese antitrust authority.

The debate will be moderated by Evandro Carvalho, a professor of international law and the coordinator of the Brazil-China Study Center at the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School; and Professor Nicolo Zingales, also of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School. The speakers will be Professor Chen Litong, senior partner at legal practice Dentons; and Paula Farani da Silveira, a board member of the Brazilian Antitrust Regulatory Agency (CADE).

“The State Administration for Market Regulation, China’s antitrust agency, recently levied a record fine of US$2.8 billion on the Alibaba Group, the country’s biggest e-commerce company, due to anti-competitive practices. This was a historic case in China and it may have repercussions across the internet industry,” says Professor Evandro Carvalho, the coordinator of the Brazil-China Study Center.

Professor Nicolo Zingales says, “In Brazil, CADE has already judged a significant number of cases in the e-commerce sector. It is interesting to observe the existence of a certain convergence between the BRICS countries in the application of antitrust law to digital markets, driven by joint work done by the authorities in recent years.”

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