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 […]

CPI Talks: Interview with Commissioner Maria Elena Estavillo, Mexican Telecom Regulator

CPI Talks: Interview with Commissioner Maria Elena Estavillo, Mexican Telecom Regulator

In this interesting interview, Commissioner Estavillo addresses questions concerning the telecom reforms in Mexico, the asymmetric regulation applied to incumbents to introduce competition in different markets, the relationship between concentration and inequality and the role of the regulator among other topics. This content is for paid subscriptions only. Click Here to Subscribe

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

In this interesting interview, Commissioner McSweeny addresses questions concerning unilateral conduct section investigations, the Sunshine laws, the Sharing economy andBrexit, among other topics. You can also watch the video of the interview at: https://vimeo.com/competitionpolicyint This content is for paid subscriptions only. Click Here to Subscribe

Recent Developments in Antitrust Enforcement in Singapore

Recent Developments in Antitrust Enforcement in Singapore

By Yeo Hui Chuan & Jaime Pang – The enforcement of competition law in Singapore has grown in scope and complexity in recent years, reflecting the development of the Competition Commission of Singapore from a nascent competition authority to one whose capabilities match the challenges posed by complex issues faced by other more experienced competition authorities. This […]

Market Structure Still Matters: the KFTC Blocks a Merger between Top Firms in Broadcasting and Communications

Market Structure Still Matters: the KFTC Blocks a Merger between Top Firms in Broadcasting and Communications

By Youngsoog Na – It is difficult to determine a perfect balancing point in the trade-offs between the need to positively readjust an industry structure and the concern for maintaining a competitive market structure. These issues and others came to a head recently in July when the Korea Fair Trade Commission decided to ban the transaction involving […]

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By Naval Satarawala Chopra & Aparna Mehra – This article addresses the trends and challenges of the merger control regime in India.The merger control regime in India has been in place for the last five years. When the regime was introduced, practitioners and academics feared that the approval process adopted by the Competition Commission of India would […]

Competition Alive & Kicking in New Zealand

Competition Alive & Kicking in New Zealand

By Andrew Matthews & Gus Stewart – New Zealand’s competition regulator,the Commerce Commission,has had a busy first three quarters of 2016, actively investigating and enforcing a wide range of competition and consumer laws. The Commission, on the back of its increased advocacy and media engagement, has been influential in driving an increased awareness of competition and consumer […]

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