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 […]

Enforcement In Digital Markets

Enforcement In Digital Markets

By Dr. Anna Blume Huttenlauch- Andreas Mundt, president of the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”), recently emphasized the important role of competition authorities in tackling antitrust concerns related to digital markets. The FCO has been at the forefront of competition law enforcement in Europe when it comes to the digital economy. It is fair to […]

Big Data, Privacy And Competition Law: Do Competition Authorities Know How To Do It?

Big Data, Privacy And Competition Law: Do Competition Authorities Know How To Do It?

By Alfonso Lamadrid & Sam Villiers – According to Prof. Dan Ariely “Big data is like teenage sex; everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.”Recent moves suggest an evolution in the thinking of competition authorities. Is competition […]

The Good, Bad And Ugly In Competition Law Enforcement: Observations From The Technology Sector

The Good, Bad And Ugly In Competition Law Enforcement: Observations From The Technology Sector

By Timothy Cowen & Stephen Dnes – This article identifies what works well in competition law enforcement, and what drives and distinguishes good performance from less desirable outcomes. To do so, it analyses the application of competition law to technology and communications markets. This choice of focus reflects particularly pronounced issues that have arisen in relation […]

Geo-Blocking Between Competition Law And Regulation

Geo-Blocking Between Competition Law And Regulation

By Giorgio Monti & Gonçalo Coelho – The Digital Agenda is one of the key pillars of the EU’s industrial policy. One of its aims is to strengthen the creation of a single market and one of the issues that the Commission proposes to tackle is geo-blocking. This article outlines the Commission’s regulatory efforts to enhance […]

CPI Talks – Inside the ICN Cartel Workshop, Madrid, October 2016.

CPI Talks – Inside the ICN Cartel Workshop, Madrid, October 2016.

In this month’s CPI Talks, we give our readers a special interview with the ICN Cartel Workshop co-chairs, ACCC and FAS and the ICN Cartel Workshop host, the Spanish CNMC. The heads of these agencies explained to CPI the aim of this workshop, they discussed hot topics in cartel enforcement, such as individual and criminal […]

Big Data, Big Concerns?

Big Data, Big Concerns?

By Maikel Van Wissen & Lodewick Prompers –  The role that big data plays in the financial services industry is changing at a rapid pace. Data is no longer a lump of facts but rather a vibrant source of insight leading to innovative products and better business decisions.As a result, big data is transforming the processes […]

Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, John Jiong Gong & Amanda Jing Yang – On November 16, 2016, SAIC issued a press release on its over-four-year investigation against Tetra Pak for abuse of market dominance. In its decision, SAIC elaborated on several issues in this case, including the market definition, the market power, the abuse of market […]

Unexplained Mysteries Of The Energy Market Investigation

Unexplained Mysteries Of The Energy Market Investigation

By Mark Friend – In its final report on the Energy Market Investigation, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced its intention to impose a temporary cap on the prices charged to energy customers on pre-payment meters. A central plank of the CMA’s argument is its claim that the Big 6 energy firms have been […]

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