The “Law of Market Technologies” course will be held during the fall semester of 2021 as part of the Master of Law at the University of Neuchâtel. The course will address the ways in which competition law relates to new technologies (including blockchain and artificial intelligence).

Students will first follow an introduction to digital competition law. They will then explore the impacts of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence on this field of law. The course will be conducted in a hands-on format with a mock trial, during which students will be asked to defend the interests of either a Big Tech company, a competition authority, or a start-up.

The course will be given by Thibault Schrepel, Professor at the VU University Amsterdam, and founder of the “Computational Antitrust” project at CodeX Center of Stanford University (USA).

The course will take place on the following dates:

  • September 30th 2021, from 3 pm to 5 pm (in person)
  • October 1st 2021, from 10 am to 12 pm (in person)
  • October 14th 2021, from 6 pm to 8 pm (online, webex)
  • October 28th 2021, from 6 pm to 8 pm (online, webex)
  • November 11th 2021, from 6 pm to 8 pm (online, webex)
  • November 25th 2021, from 2 pm to 6 pm or November 26th 2021, from 1 pm to 5 pm (in person)