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Shearman & Sterling Antitrust Annual Report 2019

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S H E A R M A N & S T E R L I N G L L P | 7 7 COMPLIANCE Financial technology companies, known as 'fintechs,' are an increasingly prominent and disruptive presence in the financial services market. While these technologies are having a significant impact on the competitive landscape, the European Commission (EC) and national competition authorities (NCAs) have expressed concern as to whether the current competition legal framework is equipped to deal with the challenges created by these new technologies, some of which we discuss below. Continued overleaf HOW SHOULD COMPETITION LAW REACT TO FINTECH? BY ELVIRA ALIENDE RODRIGUEZ AND PATRICIA SANCHEZ-CALERO BARCO

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