Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

By Rachel Brandenburger, Logan Breed, Helen Bignall & Paul Castlo – This article considers the outlook for antitrust enforcement in the EU and the U.S. in the next few years, and how Brexit and the new U.S. administration under President Trump could impact that outlook. Antitrust policy and enforcement faces extraordinary challenges and uncertainties in […]

America-First Antitrust

America-First Antitrust

By Eleanor M. Fox and Harry First – What is America-First antitrust? America First means nationalism,which of course extends beyond America. Nationalism is the watchword of Brexit and of any number of political parties in Europe that might soon come to power. “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.” So spoke Donald J. […]

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

By Kenny Henderson – In Theresa May’s memorable words, “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does this mean for England’s status as a favored jurisdiction for antitrust damages claims? The impact of Brexit on antitrust litigation in England will be influenced by the form of Brexit that the UK eventually adopts. Post hard Brexit, the cause […]

U.S. Antitrust Under The Trump Administration – A Fearless And Perhaps Accurate Prediction

U.S. Antitrust Under The Trump Administration – A Fearless And Perhaps Accurate Prediction

PoliBy Kent Bernard – The vast majority of experts predicted both that Trump would lose, and that the stock market would crash if he won: he did; it didn’t. When you have gotten the big prediction very wrong, it is hard to claim with a straight face that you are going to get the follow on […]

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

By Tad Lipsky – Although U.S. and EU antitrust rules share many elements, their historical roots are distinct and a variety of important tensions and inconsistencies persist between the two systems. Firms with operations in both jurisdictions are typically required to follow different legal advice and to operate differently in each. In many circumstances such firms […]

Digitalization Revolutionizes The Economy – And The Work Of Competition Authorities

Digitalization Revolutionizes The Economy – And The Work Of Competition Authorities

By Andreas Mundt – Digitalization is revolutionizing all sectors of the economy. This is a challenging development not only for the business community but also for competition authorities. Digitalization and the competitive assessment of the global Internet giants are currently one of the most important issues for competition authorities around the world. There are many new […]

Coordinating Policies To Realize Benefits From The Digital Economy: The Case Of Mexico

Coordinating Policies To Realize Benefits From The Digital Economy: The Case Of Mexico

By Martin E. Cave & Ernesto Flores-Roux – The degree to which digitization has penetrated most sectors of the economy makes it extremely difficult to quantify its reach. Can we clearly separate brick and mortar business and digital activity? Can we isolate digital advances in typical technological industries from those that apply in less affected industries? […]

Antitrust Chronicle – Competition in Digital Markets

Antitrust Chronicle – Competition in Digital Markets

At the beginning of 2017, the Antitrust Chronicle brings you an in-depth look at Competition and Big Data in Digital Markets. There is much hype surrounding big data, but does it simply offer operational advantages, or can it provide long-run sustainable competitive advantage, protecting a firm from competition? This month’s edition of the Antitrust Chronicle, […]

Can Big Data Protect A Firm From Competition?

Can Big Data Protect A Firm From Competition?

By Anja Lambrecht & Catherine E. Tucker – This article looks at big data through the lens of a classic framework called the “resource-based view of the firm.” This framework states that, for big data to provide competitive advantage, it has to be inimitable, rare, valuable and non-substitutable. On deeper analysis, big data is not […]

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