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Dr Pinar Akman Delivers Keynote Speech at the Hungarian Competition Law Association

15 April 2015 |

On 13 April 2015, at the Hungarian Competition Authority in Budapest, Dr Pinar Akman, an Associate Professor at the School of Law, delivered a keynote speech in front of the General Assembly of the Hungarian Competition Law Association.

Dr Akman’s keynote address was entitled ‘A Competition Law Assessment of Platform “Most-Favoured-Customer” (MFC) Clauses’. Specifically, Dr Akman presented her latest research on most-favoured-customer clauses adopted by online platforms such as iBookstore, Amazon, Booking.com etc. These clauses are currently a matter of concern for at least seven competition authorities in the EU. Dr Akman’s research focuses on establishing what the correct competition law treatment of these clauses is. An abstract of her work in progress can be found online.

The Hungarian Competition Law Association is the Hungarian member of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC), and further information on the Association is available from their website.

Dr Akman is a specialist in competition law and is the author of The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economics Approaches (Oxford, Hart Publishing). Further details can be found online.

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