Diana Moss participated in the American Bar Association’s International Law Section annual conference on April 29, 2022. The panel took on the issue of European Perspectives on U.S. Antitrust Law Reform Proposals. The panel description is:
Recently proposed legislation in the U.S. relating to internet platform competition has received bipartisan support as a variety of stakeholders take aim at the ineffectiveness of established U.S. antitrust law and institutions in the current fractured U.S. political and economic environment. In a globalized supply chain world of multinational companies, we consider the harmonization or convergence of global competition law policies and neo-Brandeisian antitrust economics across jurisdictions, especially between the U.S. and Europe with their contrasting views on merger review and clearance, the regulation of internet platforms and “tech” companies, and the privacy of personal data. Our panel of European competition law practitioners and a former government official examine these proposals from the perspective of the what has contributed to broader choices for consumers and more competition among suppliers for EU citizens compared to the U.S. experience, and provide a broader historical and evidence-based perspective for U.S. policymakers.
Diana L. Moss (Moderator), The American Antitrust Institute, Washington, DC
Damien Geradin, Geradin Partners, Brussels, Belgium
Sir Philip Lowe, Former Director-General for Competition at the European Community, Oxera Consulting, London, United Kingdom
Charlotte Slaiman, Competition Policy Director, Public Knowledge, Washington, DC.
Promoting competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society is more important than ever. Through our research, education, and advocacy programs, AAI has been active in focusing public and private competition enforcement priorities and shaping progressive competition policy. The only way for AAI to fulfill its mission is through your support.