CIPCO Round Table «Competition (law) in the era of algorithms»

Montag, 19. Februar 2018, 17:00 Uhr bis 18:30 Uhr

Algorithm-driven computer programs have become key instruments for market success in a digitalized economy. In a world of ever more complex, even self-learning algorithms, (competition) law is facing new challenges:
• How do (self-learning) algorithms actually work, for instance when they adapt prices autonomously?
• Do classic economic models, such as the homo oeconomicus paradigm, apply to interactions between algorithms?
• Which approach have foreign competition authorities (US, EU) taken so far when dealing with
algorithms?
• Is the Swiss Cartel Act fit to deal with mergers, cartels and dominant undertakings in algorithm-driven markets?
Based on a previous workshop, these and other questions will be debated at the Round Table, hosted by CIPCO and the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich.

MitAntonio Capobianco, LL.M. (OECD, Paris)
Prof. Dr. Michal Gal, LL.M. (University of Haifa)
Dr. Hubert Orso Gilliéron (Baker McKenzie, Geneva)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann (University of Zurich / President of the Swiss Competition Commission)
Dr. Pranvera KĂ«llezi, LL.M. (Kellezi Legal, Geneva / member of the Swiss Competition Commission)
Prof. Daryl Lim, LL.M. (John Marshall Law School, Chicago)
David Mamane, LL.M. (Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich)
Prof. Salil K. Mehra (Temple University, Philadelphia)
Dr. Marcel Meinhardt, LL.M. (Lenz Staehelin, Zurich)
Cyril Ritter (DG COMP, EU Commission)
Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber (University of Zurich / Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob, Zurich)

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Peter Georg Picht, LL.M. (University of Zurich / Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich)
Ort Hauptgebäude, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich
Raum: Seminarraum, KO2 F 152
VeranstalterCIPCO Center for Intellectual Property and Competiton Law
Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich
KontaktProf. Dr. Peter Georg Picht (Mail)