SEP-08(1)

In this issue: Whole Foods: A U.S. Perspective Charles Biggio, Sep 01, 2008 Whole Foods Impact on Unilateral Effects Now comes the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, reversing the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction. There are many interesting aspects of the D.C. Circuit’s decision, including the FTC’s […]

Schneider Floodgates Open for Claims against Commission?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Sebastian McMichael, John Schmidt, Aug 07, 2007 Introduction On July 11, 2007 the European Court of First Instance (CFI) ruled that Schneider Electric SA should be compensated for some of the losses suffered following the European Commission’s unlawful prohibition of its merger with […]

Aug-07(2)

In this issue: The Schneider Decision Juan Rodriguez, Aug 06, 2007 Schneider Electric Damages Judgment: A New Era in EC Merger Control? The judgment of the Court of First Instance of July 11, 2007 awarding damages to Schneider Electric is unlikely to lead to a flood of merger-related damages litigation against the European Commission. Sebastian […]

The Commission’s Non-Contractual Liability in the Field of Merger Control “Don’t Use a Hammer When You Need a Screwdriver”

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Nicolas Petit, Miguel Rato, Jun 30, 2007 Introduction It has become conventional wisdom to view the rulings handed down by the Court of First Instance (CFI) in Airtours, Schneider, Tetra Laval and Impala as unprecedented setbacks for the European Commission (the Commission) that […]

Ecuadorean Merger Control Regulation

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Diego Perez-Ordonez, Luis Marin Tobar, Jul 24, 2015 As of October 2011, Ecuador became a jurisdiction where merger control review and prior authorization is required prior to a change in control. The Organic Law for the Regulation and Control of Market Power (“the […]

Healthcare Merger Antitrust Review: Increased Scrutiny for Any Provider Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Balto, James Kovacs, Jul 24, 2015 For nearly the last decade, there has been increased emphasis on controlling healthcare spending and costs in the United States. State and federal antitrust enforcement agencies have taken on a renewed focus of provider consolidation in […]

Antitrust Courses Can Teach Valuable Practical Skills—If Taught Well

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Steven Cernak, Jun 12, 2015 Law schools are being pushed by accreditation bodies, law firms, and students themselves to offer additional practical alternatives for students, all in the search for experiential learning. Antitrust law, with arcane concepts like economist’s curves, Herfindahls, and two-sided […]

Teaching Merger Law Through In-Class Simulations

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Spencer Weber Waller, Jun 12, 2015 This short article outlines how I have taught the mergers and acquisitions section of my basic antitrust law course for the past five years. Instead of relying on casebooks, the black letter law, and merger guidelines, I […]

Privacy Considerations in European Merger Control: A Square Peg for a Round Hole

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Richard Pepper, Paul Gilbert, May 29, 2015 It is now trite to observe the amount of data generated by modern society. Statistics abound about the data-rich environment created by technological advances and the digital economy: every couple of days, humanity now generates 5 […]

The Proper Role of Privacy in Merger Review

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Darren Tucker, May 29, 2015 There have been increasing calls for the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice to consider the potential loss of consumer privacy as a factor in their merger reviews and to challenge mergers of firms with large […]