Blog o’ Blogs May

Debates surrounding the theory and proper purpose of Antitrust continue around the world, with both debates and temperatures heating up in the Northern hemisphere as summer draws near, and the Antitrust community prepares for a flurry of possibly major developments. From tougher approaches towards individual antitrust violators to questioning common remedies for highly-competitive industries, antitrust authorities new and old have made May a month of exploration, expectation and learning for most areas of the antitrust community…

Discretionalists vs Legalists: the true divide in the competition law community?
The big debates about the soul of competition law/antitrust are back. And with these debates, commentators seek to identify what distinguishes the various stances regarding the purpose and intensity of intervention…
Pablo Ibanez Colomo (Chilling Competition)

Problems With the Theory of Anticompetitive Harm from Common Ownership
The theory of anticompetitive harm holds that small-stakes common ownership causes firms in concentrated industries to compete less vigorously, since each firm’s top shareholders are also invested in that firm’s rivals…
Thom Lambert (Truth on the Market)

Bumble Bee CEO Indicted for Price Fixing
According to a Department of Justice press release, on May 16, 2018 a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Christopher Lischewski, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble Bee Foods LLC, for participat…

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