For September, we are pleased to bring you part one of a three part series focusing on the Digital Economy. Part one will focus on Antitrust Risks. Parts two and three will focus on Mergers and IP related issues respectively and will be published in the coming months. It is generally safe to say that, […]
By Pinar Akman – This article provides some initial thoughts on the European Commission’s infringement decision in Google Search. Pending a review of the full decision, the article briefly discusses three critical issues that go to the heart of the decision. The article offers thoughts on the abuse, the theory of harm and the remedy […]
By David S. Evans & Richard Schmalensee – Though network effects are important for multisided platforms, the simple winner-take-all notion that they always give larger platforms an insurmountable advantage over smaller rivals has been disproven by numerous counterexamples. It is now being argued that big data is power, so that a firm that has more […]
By Damien Geradin – This paper addresses some of the misconceptions about the nature of Uber’s services, as well as encouraging a facts-based approach to the regulation of these services. Such a facts-based approach is particularly important at a time where the CJEU has been asked to deliver a preliminary ruling on questions related to […]
By Yves Botteman, Anthony J. LaRocca & Jonathan Sallet – Driverless cars are headed our way. With them will come additional competition questions concerning the creation of new vertical relationships among firms, the use of big data, standards and intellectual property and collaborative industry efforts.
By Kate Collyer, Hugh Mullan & Natalie Timan – With the dawn of the digital age, multi-sided markets are everywhere. From booking platforms for hotels to food delivery services as well as more traditional markets such as newspapers or radio broadcasting, multi-sided markets present competition experts with a unique set of challenges when it comes […]
By Benjamin R. Dryden & Shankar (Sean) Iyer – Under the right conditions, business practices that are good for consumer privacy can come at a cost to competition. This article considers the scenarios where privacy interests and competition might conflict. Specifically, the authors consider the potential economic and legal implications of “privacy fixing” – two […]
By Renato Nazzini – On May 30, 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”), together with the Telecoms Authority (“AGCOM”) and the Data Protection Authority (“DPR”) (together, the “Authorities”) launched an inquiry into “big data.” This is the first time an inquiry has been carried out by the three Authorities and, while this clearly presents some […]