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...
Mission Impossible? Promoting Sustainable Development Through China’s Anti-Monopoly Law

Antitrust and Sustainability: An Introduction to an Ongoing Debate

By: Julian Nowag (Pro Market) Beyond Covid-19, the last few decades have been marred by numerous tragedies: freak weather events caused by climate change, biodiversity loss,...
This Chronicle addresses the failing firm defense in merger control. The failing firm defense is frequently invoked, but is seldom successful.

‘How Tech Rolls’: Potential Competition and ‘Reverse’ Killer Acquisitions

By: Cristina Caffarra (OECD On The Level) Agencies are paying more attention than ever to mergers where there is no loss of immediate competition, but...
tech

Apple App Store’s Commission Rates Study Misses the Mark

By: Damien Geradin (The Platform Law Blog) On 22 July 2020, i.e. a few days away from the Congressional hearing (which may however be postponed) where...
Political Philosophy, Competition, and Competition Law: The Road to and from Neoliberalism, Part 1

Political Philosophy, Competition, and Competition Law: The Road to and from...

By: Lazar Radic (Truth on the Market) The interplay among political philosophy, competition, and competition law remains, with some notable exceptions, understudied in the literature. Indeed,...
Political Philosophy, Competition, and Competition Law: The Road to and from Neoliberalism, Part 1

Political Philosophy, Competition, And Competition Law: The Road To And From...

By: Lazar Radic (Truth On The Matrket) As it has before in its history, liberalism again finds itself at an existential crossroads, with liberally oriented...
law hammer

It’s Official: The Draft Bill GWB10

By Rupprecht Podszun, D'Kart Today, the German Federal Ministry of Economics officially published the draft bill on the new competition law. For months we have...

South Africa’s Second Price Gouging Case: Dis-Chem Penalised for Excessive Pricing...

By:Michael-James Currie & John Oxenham (African Antitrust) On 14 July 2020, the South African Competition Tribunal published its written reasons in relation to its decision...
Big Tech

How to deal with Big Tech mergers

Massimo Motta, Martin Peitz; Vox EU Big Tech companies frequently acquire other firms, many of them start-ups.  In a recent prominent report, Furman et al. (2019)...
Monopsony Power and COVID-19: Should We Appoint Exempt Monopsonists to Deal With the Crisis?

Merger Control In Times Of Crisis

By: Tobias Pukropski (Antitrust Politics) International merger control proceedings are a challenge in itself for companies. Potentially facing proceedings in jurisdictions or with regulators in...
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