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Yane Svetiev’s recent book details the emergence of experimentalist governance in the implementation of EU competition law and market regulation. As part of this launch event, we have invited scholars and practitioners of competition law to discuss the book's findings and arguments with the author.

Event details of Roundtable on Yane Svetiev's book, ''Experimentalist Competition Law and the Regulation of Markets"
Date 25 October 2021
Time 15:30 -17:30

About the book

The book argues that experimentalist governance mechanisms have been consolidated in the implementation of EU competition law.  In regulating novel markets and digital platforms, as well as coping with sustainability objectives or local priorities, experimentalist solutions provide a dynamic and participative response to uncertainty and the limits of hierarchical enforcement. Apart from providing an innovative account of emergent enforcement trends, the book also contains lessons about the evolution of new tools for regulating digital markets or artificial intelligence.  Finally, the book argues that an experimentalist evolution of competition law and market regulation attenuates the concerns about EU law’s competitive strictures on national economic and regulatory institutions. 

About the Author 

Yane Svetiev joined the University of Sydney Law School in 2018, having previously held faculty appointments at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and at Brooklyn Law School (New York, USA). His research focuses on transnational market regulation, including competition law, sectoral regulation and regulatory private law. In addition to his academic appointments, he has served as litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP (New York, USA) and as judicial associate at the High Court of Australia. 


Paul Lugard, Partner at Baker Botts in Brussels and Past Chair of the ICC Competition Commission. Paul Lugard is a highly regarded EU and international competition lawyer. His practice focuses on complex merger review proceedings and investigations into alleged anticompetitive business practices, particularly in high-tech areas.

Paul Nihoul, Judge at the General Court of the European Union (since September 2016). Former President of Ascola, the Academic Society for Competition Law (2013-2016). Graduated in law from the Université catholique de Louvain (1988); Master of Laws, Harvard University (1989); Doctor of Laws (1998).

Siún O'Keeffe, Manager ACM Academy since 2018, formerly Senior Strategy Advisor at the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (The Hague). Siún is a graduate of the University College, Cork, Ireland (BCL, LLB) the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (LLM) and the King’s Inns, Dublin, Ireland (Barrister-at-law).

Rupprecht Podszun, Vice President Ascola, the Academic Society for Competition Law. Since 2016 Chair for Civil Law, German and European Competition Law, University of Dusseldorf, and since 2013 Affiliated Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich.


Jonathan Zeitlin, Distinguished Faculty Professor of Public Policy and Governance, University of Amsterdam, and Academic Director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES)