Maria Jose
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-1.150
E-mail: mjs.law@cbs.dk

Maria José Schmidt-Kessen is Assistant Professor in EU Commercial Law at Copenhagen Business School. She holds a PhD (2018) from the European University Institute in Florence in competition and intellectual property law. Before joining CBS, she worked as postdoctoral researcher and teaching assistant at Queen Mary University London’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies. Her current research interests lie in the area of online platform regulation, data governance, smart contracts and the use of algorithms in trade, online gambling regulation, and legal design. You can access her research at SSRN

Primary research areas

•    Competition law
•    IP Law
•    Law and economics
•    Technology law

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  • Advanced EU Competition Law and Industrial Economics, Cand.Merc.Jur (Course Coordinator)
  • Regulation of Markets, Cand.Merc.Jur (Course Coordinator)
  • Konkurrenceret, HA.Jur (Course Coordinator)
  • International Economic Law
  • Master Thesis
  • E-business policy projects
Selected publications
  • Julia Hörnle & Maria José Schmidt-Kessen / “The Criminalisation of Abusive and Offensive Communication in German Law”, Comparative Analysis for the UK Law Commission’s Scoping Report on Abusive and Offensive Online Communications
  • Maria José Schmidt-Kessen / “EU Digital Single Market Strategy, Digital Content and Geo- Blocking: Costs And Benefits Of Partitioning EU’s Internal Market”, Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2018
  • Maria José Schmidt-Kessen / “Selective Distribution Systems in EU Competition and EU Trademark Law: Resolving the Tension”, Journal of European competition law & practice, 2018, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 304-316


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Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen / CK Telecoms v Commission (Three/O2) : A New Chapter on the Standard of Proof for Unilateral Effects in Horizontal Mergers.
In: European Competition Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2021, p. 168-170
Journal article > peer review
Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen; Christian Bergqvist; Catherine Jacqueson; Yvette Lind; Max Huffman / 'I’ll call my Union', Said the Driver : Collective Bargaining of Gig Workers under EU Competition Rules.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2020, 37 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 20-43)
Working paper
Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen / Paroxetine : The EU Court of Justice Rules on Pay-For-Delay Settlements for the First Time.
Chicago, IL : Competition Policy International 23.2.2020 (CPI EU News)
Net publication - Internet publication
Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen; Rafaela Nogueira; Marta Cantero Gamito / Success or Failure? : Effectiveness of Consumer ODR Platforms in Brazil and in the EU.
In: Journal of Consumer Policy, Vol. 43, No. 3, 9.2020, p. 659-686
Journal article > peer review
Jesper Clement; Frederikke Hjort Arentz; Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen / Testing the Effectiveness of Online Legal Warnings with the Help of Eye-tracking Experiments
Paper presented at Legal Design Methodology: A pre-Blueprint, 2020
Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva; Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen / Creating Markets in No-trust Environments : The Law and Economics of Smart Contracts.
In: Computer Law & Security Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2019, p. 69-88
Journal article > peer review
Julia Hörnle; Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen / EU-Kommissionsstudie zur Durchsetzung von Online-Glücksspielregulierung: Kanalisierung des Spielbetriebs hin zu kontrollierten Angeboten
In: ZfWG – Zeitschrift für Wett- und Glücksspielrecht, No. 5, 2019, p. 22-26
Journal article
Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen; Julia Hörnle; Alan Littler / Preventing Risks from Illegal Online Gambling Using Effective Legal Design on Landing Pages
In: Journal of Open Access to Law, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019
Journal article > peer review
Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen; Julia Hörnle; Alan Littler / Preventing Risks from Illegal Online Gambling Using Effective Legal Design on Landing Pages
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2019, 24 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 19-36)
Working paper
Julia Hörnle; Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen; Alan Littler; Eranjan Padumadasa / Regulating Online Advertising for Gambling – once the Genie is out of the Bottle … 
In: Information and Communications Technology Law, Vol. 28, No. 3, 10.2019, p. 311-334
Journal article > peer review
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