Webcast: Dealing with Online Markets and Digital Services from a Competition Law Perspective

June 20, 2019

Joined by Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon), our Gibson Dunn panel considers current and emerging trends in the EU and Asia in online markets and digital services.

Topics to be Discussed

  • The starting point – the role of data (an EU perspective)
  • Digital Platforms and market power issues in the EU
  • An emerging competition issue – High Tech enters the banking sector
  • Recent German initiatives
  • The emerging Asian experience


Peter Alexiadis is an Irish qualified solicitor who has practised Community law in Brussels since 1989. He is a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London, where he teaches the LLM course “Competition Law & Regulated Network Sectors”. His competition practice focuses on merger control, abuse of dominance actions, complaints under the State aids rules, and vertical distribution and IP licensing practices. Peter has been listed as “2014-2015 Brussels Media Lawyer of the Year” and the “2018 Brussels Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers International.

David Wood is an English and Belgian qualified partner in the Brussels office of Gibson Dunn and co-chairs the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. Mr. Wood’s practice encompasses the full range of antitrust issues, including cartels, merger control, abuse of dominance (monopolization), restrictive agreements, sector inquiries and private enforcement. He has strong knowledge in the financial services, media/high-tech, and transport sectors and previously held a number of senior positions in DG Competition of the European Commission.

Jens-Olrik Murach is a German qualified partner and a member of the Brussels Bar with almost 20 years of experience practicing antitrust law in both Brussels and Germany. Mr. Murach’s practice covers the complete range of EU and German antitrust issues, including merger control, restrictive practices, market dominance, cartel investigations, sectoral investigations, compliance and antitrust litigation.

Sébastien Evrard is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Gibson Dunn. He is a member of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. Mr. Evrard handles complex antitrust matters in Asia. He is a co-author of Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China, the leading English treatise on China’s competition law.

Dr. Jorge Padilla is Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla has given expert testimony before the competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages), international arbitration cases, and competition cases in non-EU jurisdictions (Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Jamaica, South Africa and Turkey). He is also a Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE).