Please note that this is an EU Committee briefing. You will have 20 minutes networking time at the beginning of the event.
DG Competition eCommerce Sector Inquiry task force leader, Thomas Kramler has kindly agreed to share his views with the Chamber on key topics of interest in ecommerce and antitrust. Mr Kramler has been at the forefront of applying vertical restraints in the context of the European Commission’s digital single market agenda, as well as leading DG Competition’s current enforcement case load examining resale price and online sales restrictions, likely to set important benchmarks for how businesses get to grips with antitrust and internet sales.
We welcome members for what will be a fascinating discussion with Mr Kramler:
• Market places after Coty – all open questions resolved?
• Enforcement update – electronics,videogames, merchandising and apparel. Key compliance lessons for business.
• 2019 Verticals Review – likely candidates for review, selective distribution, online sales restraints and market places?
• The Platform-to-Business regulation –the value add over antitrust?
Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, DG COMP | European Commission
Thomas Kramler is Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force in the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition. Previously Mr Kramler was deputy head of the unit responsible for antitrust cases in the information industries, internet and consumer electronics sectors. Before joining the European Commission Mr Kramler worked as an agent representing the Austrian government before the European Courts in Luxemburg. Mr Kramler holds a law degree and a PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has graduated with a Master's degree in European Community Law from the College of Europe (Bruges).