APR-14(1)

In this issue: We’re looking at two volatile media questions—the hotly debated Comcast/Time Warner merger in the U.S. and media plurality in the U.K. Understanding the Comcast merger requires an appreciation that the diverse services the company provides—pay television, broadband, and content—create horizontal & vertical merger issues plus a variety of possible remedies. And, as the U.K. drafts new plurality regulations, there […]

MAR-14(2)

In this issue: Canada may have the oldest existing competition law in the world, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t facing modern problems that can provide lessons for the rest of us. Mark Katz has organized a survey of some of these problems, including mergers designed to “prevent” competition, unilateral conduct, product hopping, “unjustified” cross-border […]

MAR-12(1)

In this issue: The recent DOJ court victory throwing out the 2012 merger of Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews involved several meaty antitrust questions: unwinding a consummated merger (here, one that was exempt from HSR reporting) and related remedies; the presence of “hot” documents and intent as a dispositive factor; the value of customer testimony; post-acquisition, “arguably […]

FEB-14(1)

In this issue: Every year we celebrate the Chinese new year with an authoritative collection of articles on recent developments in China, sponsored by Adrian Emch (Hogan Lovells). It’s the year of the horse and, appropriately, the Chinese agencies are making great strides in refining their competition activities and decisions. Anyone planning to do business in their backyard needs […]

JAN-14(2)

In this issue: This issue, sponsored by Rosa Abrantes-Metz, takes a global look at the vexing question of an essential—but contentious—oligopoly, the credit rating agencies. And while almost everybody agrees that CRAs are potentially problematic, very few seem to agree on how to analyze them—much less what changes (if any) should be made. And then […]

Noerr-Pennington’s Furtherance Standard for Petitioning Immunity: Application to Settlements

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Christopher Grengs, Jan 14, 2014 This article explains that only a person’s conduct that is in furtherance of a petition to obtain redress from government, and the effects that are incidental to such conduct, should be immune from liability under laws that would […]

JAN-14(1)

In this issue: The new year kicks off with hot-off-the-presses controversies. We’re starting with four articles on sports, including recent charges of maladministration against Commissioner Almunia resulting from his alleged allegiance to Spanish football. Two articles visit a perennial favorite, Noerr-Pennington immunity, and pose a unique question—is N-P antitrust’s Shrödinger’s Cat paradox? Then we ask […]

“Good Luck” Post-Actavis: Current State of Play on “Pay-for Delay” Settlements (2)

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jonathan Lutinski, Ryan Maddock, Seth Silber, Dec 31, 2014 Chief Justice Roberts’ statement “good luck to the district courts” in his dissent in FTC v. Actavis was certainly prophetic. Since the Court’s issuance of that decision in June 2013, the district courts have been […]

Competition Law in Asia—Protecting (Against) Competition? (2)

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kala Anandarajah, Tanya Tang, Dec 31, 2014 Competition laws across Asia have gone beyond infancy and nascent stages and have become laws to be reckoned with. The sheer numbers of Asian countries with competition laws, and the seeming diversity as regards enforcement patterns […]