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CCCS flagship conference spotlights competition issues in the digital sector
The five-part webinar series explore the implications of the digital economy issues on competition law and policy in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has partnered with the Singapore Academy of Law to host a 5-part webinar series on key developments and emerging trends in competition law and policy in Singapore, from 3 March 2021 to 31 March 2021. The webinar series featured renowned and distinguished speakers, such as local and international competition academics, competition law practitioners, businesses and regulators.
In light of the COVID-19-driven digitalisation of businesses, the webinar series focused on competition issues relating to digital platforms, data, consumer protection, merger in the digital sector and remedies, market definition issues in a digital economy, and compliance and enforcement issues relating to the digital sector.
Based on the panel discussions, it is clear that the CCCS is alive to the challenges to competition enforcement in this digital age. The CCCS has also been keeping close tabs on competition law and policy developments overseas (e.g. EU, UK and Australia), especially in relation to such developments within the digital sector. Accordingly, businesses operating in the digital sector should keep pace with the competition developments in both Singapore and abroad.
For more information, please refer to the Singapore Academy of Law’s website (see here).