The European Commission recently issued a strategy paper on the Digital Single Market ("DSM") that includes 16 initiatives to be completed by the end of 2016. It is the most radical industrial policy adopted by the EU since the original Single Market project nearly 25 years ago for the free movement within the EU of goods, services, labour and capital.
In addition, the European Commission has launched an antitrust competition inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the European Union. The inquiry identifies a political desire to examine and likely break down what the Commission regards as business practices that limit or restrict the operation of the DSM.
Join us as we discuss the EU/US viewpoints on these developments, how they might affect companies operating in Europe and even have repercussions in the United States.
Topics that will be addressed include:
- Why is there a need for a DSM strategy?
- The Commission’s DSM priorities
- The legal framework of the e-commerce inquiry
- Who will the inquiry affect?
- Engaging with the Commission on these developments
Tuesday 20 June 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CEST
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BST
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CDT
CLE credit is pending. CPD is available for solicitors in England and Wales.
Instructions for accessing the program will be sent prior to the event.