Digital Markets Act and Platform Regulation

Online seminar series


2.3.2021 14.00 – 15.30


Collaborate Ultra


  • 125,00 € + vat 24%
  • Students free of charge
  • Members of the IPR University Center Association can use free seats
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IPR University Center arranges an upcoming online seminar series Dialogue of Experts focusing on various IPR matters. The seminars feature academic experts and top practitioners in the field of IPR. The series consist of 5 parts.



Rupprecht Podszun, Professor, Affiliated Research Fellow, Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Max Planck Institute

Rupprecht Podszun is a full professor for civil law and German and European competition law at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Director of the University’s Institute for Competition Law. He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich. Rupprecht is the Vice President of Ascola, the Academic Society for Competition Law. He is an editor of EuCML, the European Journal for Consumer and Market Law, and WuW, a leading German competition law journal. Before joining academia he worked as a case handler in the Bundeskartellamt, the German competition agency. Rupprecht was one of two competition law professors to speak at Margrethe Vestager’s pathbreaking conference “Shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation” in 2019. The focus of his research is on law for digital markets, abusive practices and merger control

Maria Wasastjerna, Dr., Partner at Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Maria Wasastjerna has extensive experience in competition law and regulatory matters. She advises Finnish and international companies on all aspects of competition law, specialising in regulatory legal and compliance matters, as well as in competition litigation and M&A transactions. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Maria gained several years of experience as an in-house lawyer in global corporations, most recently as a lead counsel for global competition law and policy at Nokia Corporation. Maria also has working experience from the EU and US competition regulators in Brussels and Washington, DC.

Maria has a PhD in competition law from the University of Helsinki. She recently published a book on competition, data, and privacy in the digital economy with Kluwer Law International. Maria regularly publishes articles, presents at conferences, and lectures on competition, compliance, and technology-related topics. She is a qualified attorney in Finland and the State of New York (US) and has been ranked in Legal 500 for her work in EU and competition law.


Juha Vesala, Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Lapland, University of Helsinki
Co-Director of IPR Univeristy  Center


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