Roundtable on Regulating Competition in Digital Markets
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IPCIDE, nasscom & ADBI Roundtable
Regulating Competition in Digital Markets
27th February 2024, 2.50 PM onwards
Venue: Marigold, India Habitat Centre


IPCIDE, nasscom & ADBI Roundtable
Regulating Competition in Digital Markets
27th February 2024, 2.50 PM onwards
Venue: Marigold, India Habitat Centre

Agenda


2:50 – 3:20 pm:  Tea/coffee and networking

3:20 – 3:25 pm:  Welcome Remarks by Deepak Mishra, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

3:25 – 3:30 pm:  Opening Remarks by Peter J. Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist and Advisor to the Dean, ADBI

3:30 – 3:50 pm: Keynote Address on Lessons from the European experiment with the regulation of digital markets by Jacques Crémer, Special Adviser to European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager & Professor Toulouse School of Economics
Moderated by Payal Malik, Visiting Professor, ICRIER

3:50 – 4:15 pm: Regulating Competition in Digital Markets: Global Perspectives
Speakers
⚈ Vicente Bagnoli, Partner at Vicente Bagnoli Advogados; Professor of Law at Mackenzie University
⚈ Anne-Claire Hoyng, Global Head of Competition Policy, Prosus
⚈ James Hodge, Chief Economist, Economic Research Bureau; Acting Deputy Commissioner, The Competition Commission, South Africa
Moderated by Payal Malik, Visiting Professor, ICRIER

4:15 – 4:40 pm:  Tea Break

4:40 – 5:30 pm: Open Discussion
Moderated by Garima Prakash, Deputy Manager, Public Policy, nasscom and Sudipto Banerjee, Senior Manager, Public Policy, nasscom

Guiding questions:
⚈ What are the approaches for balancing consumer welfare, innovation, and competition concerns in digital markets?
⚈ Are there specific gaps in the existing Indian competition law regime to deal with competition concerns in digital markets?
⚈ If yes, what is the recommended approach to plug the gaps and why? Does it merit additional amendments under the existing law, or is a new law necessary/ desirable to introduce ex-ante obligations?
⚈ If the latter, how should the obligations and associated thresholds for application be designed?
⚈ Would there be a need for institutional realignment or capacity building within the government/regulator to monitor implementation and compliance?
⚈ Should India be guided by global paradigms (established and emerging) for regulation of competition in digital markets or devise its own regulatory architecture?

5:30 – 5:37 pm: Discussion Synthesis by Shiva Kanwar, Research Associate, ICRIER

5:37 – 5:40 pm: Vote of Thanks by Sudipto Banerjee, Senior Manager, Public Policy, nasscom

27 Feb, 2024