MTA Law Working Papers
A Jogtudományi Intézet műhelytanulmányai
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the forming ex ante regulation applicable to large digital platforms. This paper focuses on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the European Union’s response to the concerns raised by the operation and market behaviour of digital platforms like those operated by Google or Facebook. The paper aims to place the DMA in the legal framework applicable to the platforms, thus the broader context of the DMA is sketched out, also describing the need for the regulation, its goals, and objectives. Subsequently the paper delves into the substantive law provisions of the DMA, by first examining the definition and designation of gatekeepers, taking into account the modifications during the legislative process.