Professor Achim Wambach, president of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, has been appointed chairman of the commission on “Competition Law 4.0” by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The commission, headed by three chairpersons, is expected to draw up proposals to modernise competition law by autumn 2019. To this end, the members of the commission deal with competition policy issues arising from the rapid development of the data economy, the expansion of platform markets as well as the effects of industry 4.0. The aim of the federal government is to make German and European competition law fit for the challenges of digital change. For this purpose, the commission will draw up concrete policy recommendations on European competition law.