CPI Talks: Interview with Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt

CPI Talks: Interview with Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt

In this issue CPI interviews Andreas Mundt about the recent report on Market Power in the Digital Markets, the joint report with the French Competition Authority on Big Data, the ongoing Facebook investigation and more. This content is for paid subscriptions only. Click Here to Subscribe

All Eyes On Antitrust Enforcement In China’s Pharmaceutical Industry

All Eyes On Antitrust Enforcement In China’s Pharmaceutical Industry

By Adrian Emch & Jiaming Zhang – August 1, 2016 marks the eighth anniversary of the entry into effect of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”). Enforcement of the law has gone through various phases, with the peak – at least in terms of press coverage – during 2014, culminating in the Qualcomm decision by the National […]

Antitrust In The EU Digital Markets: A Case Study

Antitrust In The EU Digital Markets: A Case Study

By Timothy Cowen & Stephen Dnes – This article will place EU competition law policy in a comparative perspective, drawing comparisons with U.S. federal antitrust law, which differs on a number of key points relating to innovation. As a starting point, both EU and U.S. policy and law both seek to foster innovation. However, they […]

A Reluctant Standard-Bearer For Chicago School Antitrust

A Reluctant Standard-Bearer For Chicago School Antitrust

By Max Huffman – This article addressed the role the late Justice Scalia played in the U.S. Supreme Court’s antitrust decisions during his tenure on the Court. Was Justice Scalia rightly considered a prominent member of the Chicago School of antitrust thought and policy? Leading proponents are – or were – Robert Bork, Justice Scalia’s […]

The Role Of Innovation In Merger Control – A Hot Topic

The Role Of Innovation In Merger Control – A Hot Topic

By Rachel Brandenburger, Logan Breed & Falk Schöning – This article considers how the U.S. and EU antitrust agencies assess the impact of a merger on innovation. Merging parties may argue that their merger will improve the merged company’s ability to innovate, and innovation-based arguments may also be used to demonstrate that current market shares […]

Focus On Innovation: A Review Of The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s Investigation On Google Maps

Focus On Innovation: A Review Of The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s Investigation On Google Maps

By Su-Wan Wang & Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang – The Taiwanese Competition Authority has recently confronted issues surrounding Google’s search practices. A number of independent providers of digital map programs complained to the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (“TFTC”) about Google’s search result algorithms. These firms alleged that Google’s search results gave Google Maps favorable placement on […]

A Turning Of The Tide: Victim Redress Through Private Antitrust Litigation

A Turning Of The Tide: Victim Redress Through Private Antitrust Litigation

By Karin E. Garvey – Access to the courts is necessary to seek redress for anticompetitive activity, but the costs of litigation can deter victims of anticompetitive conduct from filing suits, particularly where individual claims are small and the procedural tool of collective actions is not available. Additionally, access to evidence is necessary to prove […]

Territoriality Isn’t Over

Territoriality Isn’t Over

By Robert O’Donoghue – This article examines territoriality through the lens of the Iiyama case, the High Court’s main findings, and where the judgment leaves us on the question of territorial application of competition law. In light of the recent “Brexit” vote, the issues of territoriality would actually assume greater, not lesser, importance if the UK […]

Interim Relief And Protection Of Confidential Information In Eu Cartel Decisions: A New Love Story?

Interim Relief And Protection Of Confidential Information In Eu Cartel Decisions: A New Love Story?

By Kyriakos Fountoukakos & Camille Puech-Baron – Imagine you are the lawyer advising a multinational company that was sanctioned by the European Commission for participating in a cartel. The Commission has prepared a lengthy decision with detailed information about the cartel, including your client’s business secrets. You identify the information as confidential and the Commission […]