Tuesday 26 November 18:30 - 21:00

G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT
Roberts Building

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Antitrust Settlements: How a Simple Agreement Can Drive the Economy

Science & Technology

Join us for a lecture on Giovanna Massarotto's new book titled "Antitrust settlements: How a Simple Agreement Can Drive the Economy”

Join us for a lecture on Giovanna Massarotto's new book titled "Antitrust settlements: How a Simple Agreement Can Drive the Economy” followed by networking drinks.


As a PhD in law, what first struck me was how a simple agreement (which in my mind was a contract) could regulate markets and drive our economy by changing the dynamics of markets. In 1956 an antitrust settlement set the tone for the creation of the Internet. Today antitrust settlements along with unlocking the complexity of blockchain technology and smart contracts can be the key to govern present and future data-driven markets. Antitrust settlement is not a mere tool to enforce antitrust law, and this book is not merely a book on antitrust settlements. This book is a springboard to further investigate how a simple antitrust enforcement tool can drive our economy leading both the antitrust and regulatory intervention in today’s global data economy.


Dr. Massarotto is an international expert on antitrust law and economic regulation in the field of information technology. She is affiliate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa, in addition to teaching Law & IT at H-FARM.

Dr. Massarotto has presented at several international conferences at Harvard Law School, Fordham University of New York, the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM), the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Liege (Belgium). Dr. Massarotto spent two years in the United States as a visiting research fellow for her PhD at Fordham University in New York and Washington D.C.. She was an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, has taught Competition Law as Adjunct Professor at Bocconi University, worked at the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) and for various international law firms in Milan. After securing her degree with honours in Law, Dr. Massarotto attained a PhD in Law at Bocconi University in May 2014.”

Event Logistics

18:30 - Doors open

18:45-19:45 - Lecture

19:45-21:00 - Networking Drinks

This event will take place at the Sir Ambrose Fleming LT, G06, Roberts Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. A map to the location is available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/sir-ambrose-fleming-lt.


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