Broadband

Biden Proposes Government Actually Try to Create Broadband Competition

By: Sean Gonsalves & Christopher Mitchell (The American Prospect) Doug Seacat, founder of the Ridgway, Colorado–based IT consulting company Deeply Digital, got a call several...
China

Enforcing Anti-Monopoly Law Against Big Tech in China: A Case Study...

By: Lerong Lu & Alice Lingsheng Zhang  (Oxford Business Law Blog) Over the past few years, the Chinese authorities have been increasingly concerned about the...
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Supreme Court Gives Competition a Booster Shot in Landmark Fair Use...

by: John Bergmayer (Public Knowledge) I’m happy about the Supreme Court’s 6-2 decision in Google v. Oracle, affirming that Google’s reimplementation of the Java API for Android...
Economic Evidence and Modern Antitrust

Lease Contracts and Competitive Selection

By: Phedon Nicolaides (Lexxion) After receiving a complaint, the Commission opened a formal investigation into alleged State aid granted by the Estonian Ministry of Rural...
Digital Legislation

Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Effective Compliance Programs in the Antitrust World:...

 Luis Blanquez & Jon Cieslak (The Antitrust Attorney) Deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) in the antitrust world have been a hot topic on this side of the Atlantic...
Lego

Bringing the CMA’s Merger Assessment Guidelines up to Date

By: Alex Hazell & Rebecca Saunders (CMA) On the 18 March, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) adopted revised guidelines on how it assesses mergers. The previous Merger Assessment...
South Africa

S.A. Considers Non-Binding Advisory Opinions (Again)

By: Jemma Muller and Estelle Naude (African Antitrust) After the suspension of the Competition Commission’s (“Commission”) advisory service in 2018, following the Constitutional Court’s decision in Hosken...
Facebook

Identifying the Market In the Facebook Antitrust Case

By: Herbert Hovenkamp (ProMarket) In late 2020, the Federal Trade Commission brought an antitrust suit accusing Facebook of monopolization. Every antitrust case claiming an unlawful monopoly must...
Law

Senator Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill Doesn’t Go Far Enough

By: Eric A. Posner (Pro Market) Last month, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a bill aimed at giving a boost to antitrust law. The bill surfs...
Google-Fitbit Merger

Why I Agree With the Google-Fitbit Decision

By: Pierre Regibeau (Vox) On 15 December 2020, the European Commission approved the acquisition of Fitbit by Alphabet, subject to a number of commitments (European...

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