Antitrust Chronicle “Antirust Antipasto”

Antitrust Chronicle “Antirust Antipasto”

This month, the Antitrust Chronicle brings you our traditional summer edition “Antirust Antipasto.”This compilation of articles from our Advisory Board and other special guests covers a venerable cornucopia of antitrust topics such as the role of innovation in merger control, the protection of confidential information in cartel decision, enforcement in China’s pharmaceutical sector and…a potential new love story. In […]

Antitrust Chronicle, Spring 2016, Volume 1

The Antitrust Chronicle (AC) brings this month an especial edition on agencies? performance with contributions made by practitioners, judges, academics and international organizations. Readers will enjoy articles about ex post evaluation of agencies? enforcement actions, judicial review of agencies? decisions, the role of international organization in antitrust and some thoughts on due process and transparency.

CPI Talks: Interview with Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition of the European Union

CPI Talks: Interview with Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition of the European Union

In this issue CPI interviews Commissioner Margrethe Vestager about public consultations, recent controversial investigations, common EU approach in certain subjects, regulation of platforms and multi-sided markets and much more. Additionally, in this issue our readers could also enjoy the video-interview with Commissioner Vestager.  

The lifecycles of competition systems: observations on the evolutionary paths

The lifecycles of competition systems: observations on the evolutionary paths

By William E. Kovacic and Marianela Lopez-Galdos Studying the lifecycles of competition systems can assist existing competition agencies to understand what they must do to improve performance, and it can help new adopters to anticipate what they will face in establishing a competition policy system. The analysis of the lifecycle of competition systems reveals that […]

The long and winding road towards a unified competition law enforcement model in the EEA

The long and winding road towards a unified competition law enforcement model in the EEA

By Johan Ysewyn and Andrea Zulli On November 4, 2015, the European Commission initiated a consultation on the need, and means, to give national competition authorities broader and more effective enforcement powers. It is the first time, since the adoption of Regulation 1/2003, that the European Commission is seeking views on the efficiency of the […]

Why ex-post evaluation is so important (and so little used) in antitrust

Why ex-post evaluation is so important (and so little used) in antitrust

By Juan Delgado and Hector Otero This article explores why the ex-post analysis of antitrust and mergers decisions is important, how it can be performed and what the obstacles to the implementation of ex-post evaluation programs are. The ex-post analysis of competition policy is essential in order to evaluate the extent to which competition policy […]

Experience is the teacher of all things. Improving enforcement decisions through ex-post evaluation

Experience is the teacher of all things. Improving enforcement decisions through ex-post evaluation

By Silvia Carrieri Competition Authorities willing to improve their efficacy and to advocate the value of their work should consider ex-post evaluations as a valuable tool for this purpose. Great benefits come from such an exercise, and constraints in terms of time, data availability and resources can be overcome through the use of simplified approaches.

Competition community & multilateral development banks: Opportunities for further cooperation

Competition community & multilateral development banks: Opportunities for further cooperation

By Beatriz De Guindos Talavera and Marianela Lopez Galdos The absence of a level playing field or even the mere perception of an anticompetitive environment undermines the capacity of countries to attract private sector investments that are essential for economic growth. It seems imperative for the international organizations providing financial assistance to developing countries to […]

Indian Competition Law: Awaiting Judgment

Indian Competition Law: Awaiting Judgment

By Nisha Kaur Uberoi – Recent orders of the COMPAT will certainly shape competition law jurisprudence in India and bring the CCI’s decision-making process at par with the justice delivery system in traditional courts of law. In order to impart a sense of faith and responsibility in the system, it is vital that CCI orders are […]

Towards Fairness and Transparency in Agency Antitrust Investigations and Cases

Towards Fairness and Transparency in Agency Antitrust Investigations and Cases

By Roy Hoffinger – As many jurisdictions enter the field of or intensify their enforcement of competition law, and agencies adopt decisions that benefit local competitors and customers at the expense of foreign companies, members of the business and academic communities are concerned that the outcomes of agency decisions may not reflect the application of sound […]