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AGENDA 2025: THE BLUNT SWORD

By: Gerhard Klumpe (D'Kart) This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of...
Blockchain

The Download: Meta’s AI Giveaway, And Abortion Clinic Data Tracking

By: Rhiannon Williams (MIT Technology Review) Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it's giving it away for free Open to ideas: Meta’s AI lab has...
DOJ

Acquittals in the First Two Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Criminal Trials

By: Andrew I. Haddad, Amy N. Vegari and William F. Cavanaugh, Jr. (Antitrust Update) Last month, the first two trials arising from the DOJ’s recent push to criminally...
Mergers: 1st Failure-to-Notify Penalty — Helios now Gets what Akzo Avoided in 2017

The Increasing Importance Of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE”) In South...

By: Pieter Steyn (Kluwer Competition Blog) One of the purposes of the South African Competition Act is stated in the Act to be to “promote a...
Twitter

How Elon Musk Might Shift Twitter Content Moderation

By: Mark MacCarthy (TechTank) Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter raises the issue of social media content moderation in an especially urgent form. Despite the regulations...
vertical agreements

Are There Any Restraints On Vertical Block Exemptions?

By: Stephen Kinsella (Chillin' Competition) Some time next month the Commission is due to adopt a revised version of the regulation that governs how the...
HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transactions

The Success of Your M&A Deal Hinges on How You Announce...

By: Mark L. Sirower & Jeff M. Weirens (Harvard Business Review) One of the critical mistakes that acquirers make is the mismanagement of Announcement Day, which...
Will the Digital Markets Act Kill Innovation in Europe

Is Competition Always Good?

By: Diane Coyle (Project Syndicate) Ask any economist whether competition is always a good thing, and the answer will be a resounding yes. After all,...
Hub and spoke Cases in the Portuguese Grocery Sector - Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Catarina Tourais, Margarida Robalo Cordeiro, Mariana Dias, Marta Roch & Rafael Longo

Antitrust for Kids—The Spider Web That Is A Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracy

By: Molly Donovan (The Antitrust Attorney) Max and Margie are next-door neighbors on Lemon Lane. They both operate competing lemonade stands in their front yards...
FTC

Can the FTC Use Rulemaking to Change Antitrust Law?

By: Richard J. Pierce Jr. (Truth on the Market) In 2021, President Joe Biden appointed a prolific young scholar, Lina Khan, to chair the Federal Trade...
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