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27 June 2023 - Communications and Digital Committee - Oral evidence session

Committee Communications and Digital Committee
Inquiry Review of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Start times: 2:00pm (private) 2:15pm (public)

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Competition law experts discuss the Digital Markets Bill

The Communications and Digital Committee hears from leading experts on competition law as it explores the likely impact of the Digital Markets Bill on competition in the sector.

Meeting details

At 2:15pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Review of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill
Director of the Competition Law Forum & Senior Research Fellow In Competition Law at British Institute of International and Comparative Law
founding partner at Geradin Partners, Professor of Competition Law & Economics at Tilburg University, and visiting Professor at University College London


The session forms part a short inquiry by the Committee looking in detail at the Bill and whether it is likely to meet the Government’s objectives to improve consumer protection, regulate digital markets, and strengthen competition enforcement powers.

Possible questions

Possible lines of questioning to the witness panel include:

  • How important is the judicial review appeal to the functioning of the regime?
  • Should the leveraging principle be retained in its current form, or should it be changed?
  • Does the countervailing benefits exemption as currently drafted support the objectives of the Bill? If not, how should it be changed?

Further information


Room 2, Palace of Westminster

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