Jörg Hoffmann

Jörg Hoffmann is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. He is a German qualified lawyer and conducted his legal studies at the LMU Munich and UCL London with distinctions. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked for international law firms in their antitrust and regulatory practices, the European Commission, the German Foreign Ministry (German Mission to the UN) and the State Chancellery. Most recently, he has conducted a study for the European Commission on the implementation of the ECN+ Directive. His research focuses on competition law and policy, IP law, data law and the regulation of the digital economy.

European Digital Platform Regulation Risks Undermining Itself with Over-Centralization

Recent European digital regulation surrenders traditional key guideposts of European competition law and policy. The over-centralization of European Union antitrust authority and EU legislation risks undermining member state laws and competences. This may privilege platforms and eventually harm competition and consumers, writes Jörg Hoffmann.

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