Professor Akman speaks at US Federal Trade Commission Hearings

Professor Pinar Akman, Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, spoke at the US Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

The hearings examine whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy. Professor Akman was a speaker on the panel concerning the understanding of exclusionary conduct in cases involving multi-sided platforms including predatory pricing, vertical restraints, and most-favoured-nation clauses. The panel took place on 17 October 2018 at Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. See the agenda for the hearings co-organised with the Global Antitrust Institute. The hearing was webcast live and a recording of the session at which Professor Akman spoke is available. Find out more about the Hearings.

In November 2017, Professor Akman was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize (£100,000) which she will use to continue her research into various aspects of the application of competition law in digital markets.