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Wake Up, NIPOST! It’s Antitrust O’Clock!

By ‘Damola Adediji & Folakunmi Pinheiro (Olaniwun Ajayi LP)1   Background In a manner reminiscent of the pre-2019 years, the Nigerian Postal Service (“NIPOST”) on July 24,...

On the Colombian Antitrust Law and Why It Might Be One Step Ahead of the Antitrust Debate Between Neo-Brandeisians and the Chicago School of...

By Ismael Beltrán Prado (Colombian Competition Authority)1   While writing this short column, The Economist launched a new series of economics briefs, which will be dedicated to what economists are debating...

Restoring Balance to Digital Competition – Sensible Rules, Effective Enforcement

By Philip Marsden & Rupprecht Podszun1   The EU Commission is stepping up efforts to come up with new regulations for digital gatekeepers. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager proposes a “New...

The ICN Scoping Paper on Big Data and Cartels: The...

By Marianne Faessel (Autorité de la concurrence)1   As a global competition network, the International Competition Network (“ICN”) is keen to keep up with emerging competition issues in the digital economy,...

China Signals VIE No Longer an Obstacle in Merger Filing

By Frank Jiang, Scott Yu & John Jiang (Zhong Lun)1   I. Introduction This July, the Chinese antitrust authority (State Administration for Market Regulation, “SAMR”) unconditionally cleared a joint venture between Yum...

Open Market Purchases – India Plans to Dilute Standstill Obligation

By Anisha Chand & Anmol Awasthi (Khaitan & Co)1   Introduction Consider that a company (say, A) is proposing to acquire 49 percent equity shares of another...

Concentration is Not Producing Higher Profits or Markups

By Joe Kennedy (ITIF)*   Introduction The United States is in the middle of a renewed debate on antitrust policy. Although most antitrust experts favor keeping some...

Refusals to License Patents under Australia’s “New” Unilateral Conduct Prohibition

By Arlen Duke & Rhonda L. Smith (University of Melbourne)*   Both intellectual property (“IP”) and competition policies aim to provide an incentive for creation/innovation. However, given the different approach of...

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Avoiding Price Gouging, Price Fixing and Other Antitrust Risks During the COVID-19...

By Carl Hittinger & Ann O’Brien (BakerHostetler)1   The COVID-19 global pandemic has upended typical supply and demand in unprecedented ways. As the world struggles to contain the pandemic and faces...

DOJ Reaffirms Borders on Antitrust-IP Intersection

By James F. Rill, John M. Taladay & Stacy L. Turner (Baker Botts)*   The Antitrust Division has taken definitive steps in the past several years to delineate the relationship between...

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