Lazar Radic on the EU DMA

Washington Examiner – ICLE Senior Scholar Lazar Radic was quoted by the Washington Examiner in a story comparing the EU’s new Digital Markets Act with proposed U.S. antitrust rules. You can read full story here.

Lazar Radic, a Madrid-based senior scholar with the International Law and Economics Center, told the Washington Examiner that “the DMA and the antitrust bills under consideration by Congress cover more or less the same conduct by the same companies and in the same markets.”

“Where they differ is that the U.S. bills generally allow companies more opportunities to challenge prosecutions,” Radic said. “For example, Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s bill allows for carve-outs, not just to protect safety and user privacy but also to maintain or even substantially enhance a platform’s core functions. Nothing like that is possible under the DMA. Still, we will have to wait and see how these defenses play out in court.”