The market power of certain digital platforms and a critical examination of their corporate
policies have prompted lawmakers and the responsible authorities to seek reform of the existing
system of competition law.
In view of digital upheavals and challenges, a tightening of competition law, stronger
regulation and the introduction of new consumer protection regulations are currently being
Prof. Dr. Stancke analyzes whether such an approach would cause inadequacies in competition law
and enforcement, and whether there are more sophisticated solutions supporting competition,
innovation, sustainability and, not at least, consumer welfare.