Ignoring the Lessons of Von’s Grocery: Some Thoughts on the FTC’s Opposition to the Whole Foods/Wild Oats Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Thomas Lambert, Jun 14, 2007 One of the most maligned antitrust decisions in history involved a merger of grocery store chains. Even those voices inclined toward substantial antitrust intervention believe the Supreme Court erred in its 1966 Von’s Grocery decision, which condemned the […]

Time to Rethink Merger Policy?

Jordi Gual, Apr 19, 2007 This paper provides a critical analysis of some of the key features of merger policy as understood and practiced in leading jurisdictions such as the European Community and the United States. It focuses first on a discussion of the gradual move of merger policy towards the examination of unilateral effects. […]

Court of First Instance Upholds Prohibition of General Electric/Honeywell

Shaun Goodman, Apr 01, 2006 On December 14, 2005, the European Court of First Instance (CFI) upheld the European Commission’s 2001 prohibition of a proposed merger between General Electric (GE) and Honeywell (the Decision). The Decision’s partial reliance on conglomerate effects theories had been controversial at the time, and the Commission was criticised in strong […]

Impala v. Commission (Sony/BMG)

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Nov 03, 2006 On July 13, 2006, the Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled the European Commission’s 2004 decision authorizing the creation of SonyBMG, a joint venture between Bertelsmann and Sony, merging their global recorded music activities. In general, the CFI […]

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