Professor Akman presents competition law research in Brussels

Professor Akman presented her recent research on the European Commission’s ongoing Google Search case at a conference in Brussels.

The half-day conference took place on 28 February 2017 and was organised by the Brussels School of Competition. It focused on the current ongoing cases at the European Commission level concerning Google’s various practices.

Professor Akman spoke on a panel discussing Google’s alleged abuse of a dominant position by its practices on the comparison shopping market. Professor Akman’s talk was based on her recent article ‘The Theory of Abuse in Google Search: A Positive and Normative Assessment Under EU Competition Law’ which has been accepted for publication in the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy. The paper is available here.

Professor Akman argued that, on the basis of the publicly available facts, it appears unlikely that the conduct in question is abusive from a positive or a normative assessment of the law concerning the abuse of a dominant position.

Further information on the conference can be found here.