Antitrust Chronicle – The 2017 Antitrust Horizon

Antitrust Chronicle – The 2017 Antitrust Horizon

This edition focuses on what’s next for antitrust in the U.S. and the EU for the coming year. Antitrust policy and enforcement faces uncertainties on both sides of the Atlantic in the near future. The antitrust times…they are a-changin’. But how far reaching will these changes potentially be? In the U.S., things may become a […]

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

By Rachel Brandenburger, Logan Breed, Helen Bignall & Paul Castlo – This article considers the outlook for antitrust enforcement in the EU and the U.S. in the next few years, and how Brexit and the new U.S. administration under President Trump could impact that outlook. Antitrust policy and enforcement faces extraordinary challenges and uncertainties in […]

America-First Antitrust

America-First Antitrust

By Eleanor M. Fox and Harry First – What is America-First antitrust? America First means nationalism,which of course extends beyond America. Nationalism is the watchword of Brexit and of any number of political parties in Europe that might soon come to power. “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.” So spoke Donald J. […]

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

By Kenny Henderson – In Theresa May’s memorable words, “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does this mean for England’s status as a favored jurisdiction for antitrust damages claims? The impact of Brexit on antitrust litigation in England will be influenced by the form of Brexit that the UK eventually adopts. Post hard Brexit, the cause […]

U.S. Antitrust Under The Trump Administration – A Fearless And Perhaps Accurate Prediction

U.S. Antitrust Under The Trump Administration – A Fearless And Perhaps Accurate Prediction

PoliBy Kent Bernard – The vast majority of experts predicted both that Trump would lose, and that the stock market would crash if he won: he did; it didn’t. When you have gotten the big prediction very wrong, it is hard to claim with a straight face that you are going to get the follow on […]

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

By Tad Lipsky – Although U.S. and EU antitrust rules share many elements, their historical roots are distinct and a variety of important tensions and inconsistencies persist between the two systems. Firms with operations in both jurisdictions are typically required to follow different legal advice and to operate differently in each. In many circumstances such firms […]

Digitalization Revolutionizes The Economy – And The Work Of Competition Authorities

Digitalization Revolutionizes The Economy – And The Work Of Competition Authorities

By Andreas Mundt – Digitalization is revolutionizing all sectors of the economy. This is a challenging development not only for the business community but also for competition authorities. Digitalization and the competitive assessment of the global Internet giants are currently one of the most important issues for competition authorities around the world. There are many new […]

The Emerging High-Court Jurisprudence On The Antitrust Analysis Of Multisided Platforms

The Emerging High-Court Jurisprudence On The Antitrust Analysis Of Multisided Platforms

By David S. Evans – Between September 2014 and September 2016 high courts in multiple jurisdictions released five decisions that address applying competition law to matchmakers that operate virtual or physical platforms for connecting multiple groups of customers. The decisions rely, directly or indirectly, on the economic literature on multisided platforms that commenced around 2000. The […]

Coordinating Policies To Realize Benefits From The Digital Economy: The Case Of Mexico

Coordinating Policies To Realize Benefits From The Digital Economy: The Case Of Mexico

By Martin E. Cave & Ernesto Flores-Roux – The degree to which digitization has penetrated most sectors of the economy makes it extremely difficult to quantify its reach. Can we clearly separate brick and mortar business and digital activity? Can we isolate digital advances in typical technological industries from those that apply in less affected industries? […]