Damien Geradin interviews Andreas Schwab MEP, architect of the EU’s Digital Markets Act
Damien Geradin, founding partner of Geradin Partners, had the opportunity to interview Andreas Schwab MEP, the Chief Rapporteur at the European Parliament who led the passage of the Digital Markets Act. Mr Schwab gives his valuable insights into this momentous piece of legislation that will significantly affect the functioning of competition in the tech sector in the years to come. Please see the video here:
The interview was recorded as part of an event on digital gatekeeping and the future of media at the UK Parliament on 22 November 2022. The event was hosted the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Media, Andy Carter MP, and was timely following confirmation from the UK Government last week that the UK’s Digital Markets Unit legislation would be brought before Parliament during its current session.
Keynote speeches were delivered by Sarah Cardell, Interim CEO of the Competition and Markets Authority, and Baroness Tina Stowell, Chair of the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee. Damien Geradin chaired the panel discussions where speakers included Paul Oldfield, Controller of Policy at the BBC, Owen Meredith CEO of the News Media Association, and John Battle, Head of Legal Compliance at ITN. They discussed the flexibility of the proposed UK regime, which is designed to be able to evolve alongside this fast-moving industry, and how the framework will encourage innovation and growth in the UK tech sector.