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Thursday, May 17 • 10:00 - 10:25
Antitrust is back! But is it the silver bullet?

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After decades of relative obscurity, antitrust is back in the headlines. In the European Union, the European Commission is actively pursuing antitrust cases against digital platforms. In the United States, the Department of Justice is assessing media ownership takeovers. In Brazil the antitrust authority is dealing with issues like zero-rating, net neutrality and vertical integration (paid TV and Internet).
People are increasingly worried about market concentration and power distribution in the Internet. And antitrust seems like the natural answer to all these concerns. But is it? What are the limits of antitrust advocacy considering the lack of expertise in this field inside the digital rights community?
In this panel, we will bring the visions of recognized antitrust experts of Brazil and the United States developing a north-south approach to antitrust policy and enforcement.
The substantive experts leading the conversation are Vinicius Marques de Carvalho, Former President of CADE, the Brazilian Antitrust Authority, and Professor of Commercial Law at the University of São Paulo; and Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO of Public Knowledge and the Former Chief Counsel for Competition Policy at the US Department of Justice. Rafael Zanatta from IDEC (Brazil) and Veridiana Alimonti from Intervozes (Brazil) will bring the civil society perspective. Marcela Mattiuzzo, former member of CADE and researcher at the University of São Paulo, will join the conversation. Gus Rossi, from Public Knowledge, will moderate the conversation.

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Gus Rossi

Global Policy Director, Public Knowledge
At Public Knowledge I focus on global issues, promoting an open internet, and balanced intellectual property policies around the world.Prior to joining Public Knowledge, I worked for Argentina at the Board of the Inter-American Development Bank and helped a Member of the European... Read More →

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Marcela Mattiuzzo

Partner, VMCA
Digital rights and antitrust lawyer. Former chief of staff at the office of the president at the Brazilian antitrust authority.
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Rafael Zanatta

Policy Analyst, Idec
Brazilian lawyer and policy analyst at the Brazilian Institute of Consumer Defense in Brazil (Idec). I hold a Master of Science at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law and a Master of Law and Political Economy at the University of Turin (Italy).I'm part of the Working Group... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00 - 10:25 EDT
Village Main Stage