Big Tech

The Pandemic Has Made Sudden Heroes of the Tech Companies—for Now

By Laura Forman, Wall Street Journal Technology companies: villains or heroes? Oppressive or empowering? The hazards of technology have vexed consumers even as they’ve enjoyed...
Exxon

The Case for an Exxon-Chevron Merger

By Avi Salzman, Barron's A strange thing happened last Wednesday: Chevron’s market cap briefly exceeded Exxon’s cap, at $142 billion versus $141.6 billion. It was particularly remarkable given that Exxon’s market...
Tech

The Immunity of the Tech Giants

By Kara Swisher, New York Times If power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, how can we best describe the kind of power...

The Meaning and Determination of Market Power

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Meaning and Determination of Market Power By John B. Kirkwood (Seattle University School of Law) Abstract:       Market power...
Podcast

Joshua Wright on “Weaponizing Antitrust” Against Tech Companies

Professor Joshua Wright — a University Professor of Law at George Mason University, Director of the law school’s Global Antitrust Institute, a former FTC...
EU

EU Merger Control Reform – What To Expect in 2021 and...

By: Jay Modrall (Informa Connect) The European Union (EU) has embarked on the most extensive antitrust reform program in its history. The European Commission (Commission)...
Digital Economy

Regulation in the Digital Economy. Is Ex-Ante Regulation of ‘Gatekeepers’ An...

By Christophe Carugati (Université Paris II) The European Commission (hereinafter “the Commission”) recently released two Inception Impact Assessments (IIA) and public consultations on a possible...
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Big Tech Acquisitions and the Potential Competition Doctrine: The Case of...

By Mark Glick & Catherine Ruetschlin(University of Utah) The Big Tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple, have individually and collectively engaged in...
COVID

Corona Crisis Cartels: Sense and Sensibility

By Maarten Pieter Schinkel & Abel d'Ailly (University of Amsterdam) Western competition authorities responded quick and united to the COVID-19 pandemic with a generous exemption...
Russia

Merger Control in Russia

By: German Zakharov & Dmitry Domnin (The Antitrust Attorney) The Russian merger control regime is established by Federal Law No. 135-FZ dated July 26, 2006 “On Protection...
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