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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series | Prof. Schrepel, “Blockchain and Antitrust”

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

IMPORTANT: This event will be remote. Please RSVP to access the Zoom link. Room 100 in the Law Building will be available for students who would like to use the space to log in and watch the event.


Professor Schrepel (VU Amsterdam/Stanford) will give a talk about his book “Blockchain + Antitrust” which explores the relationship between blockchain and antitrust, highlights the mutual benefits that stem from cooperation between the two and provides a unique perspective on how law and technology could cooperate.

To this end, Schrepel will draw upon legal, economic, and technical insights to introduce blockchain and antitrust mutual flaws and the limitations when they ignore each other. He will explore the anticompetitive practices that may arise in the ecosystem and will cover enforcement issues before showcasing the potential of blockchain and antitrust to complement one another. In a nutshell, this talk will address the benefit of a “law + technology” instead of “law & technology” approach. It calls for computer scientists and lawyers to join forces and explore synergies.
Thibault Schrepel, Associate Professor
Thibault Schrepel is an Associate Professor of Law at VU Amsterdam, and a Faculty Affiliate at Stanford University’s CodeX Center where he has created the “Computational Antitrust” project that brings together over 55 antitrust agencies. He also holds research and teaching positions at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris, and is a Harvard University Berkman Center alumnus, a member of the French Superior Audiovisual Council’s scientific board, and an expert appointed to the World Economic Forum.

The BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series features local practitioners, bringing real world experience and practical legal knowledge to Berkeley Law students. This event is reserved for current UC Berkeley law students, faculty, and staff. All statements and remarks are off-the-record; they cannot be quoted or reproduced without the speaker’s permission.

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. This event is open to current Berkeley Law students, Berkeley Law affiliates and BCLT law firm sponsors.


Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Event Category:


Berkeley Center for Law & Technology


Online – Zoom

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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