Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson

Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson is a Professor of Competition Law and Digitalization at the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as Professor of International Antitrust Law at the University of Graz. She is also the Director of The Competition Law Hub. A member of the European Law Institute and the Academic Society for Competition Law, her current research focuses on the application of competition law in digital market environments as well as on the intersection of antitrust and environmental sustainability. She is the author of Competition Law’s Innovation Factor: The Relevant Market in Dynamic Contexts in the EU and the US (Oxford, Hart Publishing 2020).

The World’s First Green Antitrust Provision Shows that Climate Action is the Newest Antitrust Frontier

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The EU’s Attempt at Updating Antitrust Market Definition for the Digital Age

The rise of digital platforms has upended markets and the very act of market definition—the basic unit of antitrust analysis. With the...

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