European Antitrust: Is Big Bad Again?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Luke Froeb, Sep 17, 2007 This piece was originally published on the author’s Management R&D blog, and is reprinted here with the permission of the author. The original post, and comments thereto, may be found here. Every MBA program in every country teaches […]

Background on: Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Sep 14, 2007 On September 17, 2007, the Court of First Instance released its decision in Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities. The Microsoft matter began in 1998 when Sun Microsystems filed a complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission alleging that […]

Schneider Electric Damages Judgment: A New Era in EC Merger Control?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Juan Rodriguez, Aug 06, 2007 The judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) of July 11, 2007 awarding damages to Schneider Electric is unlikely to lead to a flood of merger-related damages litigation against the European Commission. But, unless it is overturned […]

The Credit Suisse Decision and U.S. Financial Markets

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jul 31, 2007 This article was previously published in The Daily Deal. It is reprinted here with permission. A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could help bolster America’s standing as a competitive location for capital formation. Or at the very least, the decision […]

“Diamonds are Forever”: a Look into the Alrosa Judgment of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Damien Gerard, Jul 31, 2007 On July 11, 2007, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (CFI) issued two important judgments in the field of competition law, Schneider Electric v. Commission (cf. T-351/03), and Alrosa Company Ltd. v. Commission (cf. T-170/06). […]

A Competitive Analysis of the Proposed XM-Sirius Satellite Radio Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Paul Larkin, Jul 26, 2007 On February 19, 2007, America’s two satellite radio companies -XM, based in Washington, D.C., and Sirius, based in New York City- proposed a merger of the two firms. The union would be accomplished by an exchange of shares […]

Leegin and the Future of Resale Price Maintenance

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Tad Lipsky, Jul 16, 2007 On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. The Court in Leegin overruled a 96-year-old precedent, and held that minimum resale price agreements should now be judged […]

U.S. Supreme Court: 2006 Term in Review

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jul 05, 2007 The 2006 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court was an extremely significant one for U.S. antitrust law and competition policy. The Court heard four cases addressing several important aspects of antitrust law. For further discussion on these cases, follow the […]

Supreme Court Rules That Antitrust Claims Relating To IPO Underwriting Conduct Are Precluded By The Securities Regulatory Regime

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Payal Shah, Claire Webb, Alan Weinschel, Jun 29, 2007 In Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Billing et al., No. 05-1157, 2007 WL 1730141 (U.S., June 18, 2007), the Supreme Court limited the ability of plaintiffs to bring antitrust claims for conduct that […]

Has the Supreme Court Given Regulated Industries Implied Immunity from the U.S. Antitrust Laws?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Svetlana Gans, Connie Robinson, Jun 29, 2007 Introduction In a 7-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently determined that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is better equipped than judges and juries to determine the legality of underwriting activities, such as syndication and […]