Information Exchange in the Italian Insurance Market in the Framework of the EU BER

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alessandra Tonazzi, May 27, 2008 It is generally recognized that information sharing can produce pro-competitive effects in markets characterized by information asymmetries, by reducing uncertainty and competitive risks. When, as it is the case in the insurance market, firms do not know their […]

How to Save a Block Exemption: The Case of the Insurance Block Exemption

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Strang, May 27, 2008 The Commission has recently issued a consultation paper regarding the future of Regulation 358/2003, the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation which is set to expire on March 31, 2010. Responses to the consultation are due by July 17, 2008. […]

Making Waves in the Insurance Sector’s Safe Harbor: The European Commission Consults on the Insurance Block Exemption

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Anna Bicarregui, John Pheasant, May 27, 2008 It has been clear since the European Commission published its final report in relation to the business insurance sector inquiry in September 2007 that the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation was about to come under close scrutiny. […]

Is the EU Insurance Block Exemption Regulation Still Relevant?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Peter Crowther, May 27, 2008 On April 17, 2008, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (Regulation 358/2003). The ultimate purpose of the consultation is to determine whether there remain sufficient grounds to maintain a block exemption […]

The EU Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle John Cooke, May 27, 2008 One of the arresting features of the European insurance markets is the diversity of its origins across, and within, the different Member States, and the varying role it has played and continues to play in the economic and […]

Merger Remedies: Lessons from the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Decision

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Toby Singer, May 27, 2008 On August 6, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission issued an order in the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare hospital merger case, creating a unique remedy for a consummated hospital merger that the Commission had concluded in an adjudicative proceeding had […]

Economic Issues Relating to the Evanston Merger Remedy Order

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Monica Noether, May 27, 2008 Mergers can have both pro- and anticompetitive effects. They can allow firms to function more efficiently or to increase the quality and scope of their offerings, thereby benefiting consumers. Conversely, they may permit anticompetitive increases in price or […]

A History of Evanston and Analysis of the Merger Remedy

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Dionne Lomax, May 27, 2008 The Evanston case is a result of the Federal Trade Commission’s retrospective review of hospital mergers that was announced by then-FTC Chairman Tim Muris in 2002. The retrospective review was initiated by the FTC after both federal antitrust […]

Standards and Market Power

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Nicholas Banasevic, Cecilio Madero, May 16, 2008 Standards play an increasingly significant role in the modern economy, in particular in the high-tech sector. They ensure that products in an increasingly inter-connected world can work together properly, and therefore allow companies to concentrate on […]

”Informative and Interesting”*: The CFI Rules in Deutsche Telekom v. European Commission

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Peter Alexiadis, May 12, 2008 * The author is reminded of the alleged statement made by a gentleman in the audience at a public lecture. When asked what he thought of the speaker, the gentleman commented that he found the contents of the […]