CPI Talks: Interview with José María Marín, President of the Spanish Competition Authority, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia.

CPI Talks: Interview with José María Marín, President of the Spanish Competition Authority, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia.

In this issue, CPI interviews President José María Marín about hot debated issues in Spain and Europe like new business models and the sharing economy, where the Spanish regulator recently released a thorough study on these subjects. We question Jose María about the preliminary findings, the likely opposition the CNMC faced by the government and […]

State Created Barriers to Exit: The Example of the Acquisition of Alstom by General Electric

Nicolas Petit, March 20, 2016 This paper seeks to understand the competitive impact of State restrictions to M&A transactions that target domestic corporations. In the economic literature, a rich body of papers has examined the impact of State restrictions in terms of market access, international trade and FDI. In contrast, the consequences of State restrictions […]

OCT-14(2)

In this issue: Last issue we looked at how protectionist sentiments are playing out in Europe; for this issue, we’ve invited four Asian experts to take a look at whether protectionism exists in Asia. The answers differ, present contrasting viewpoints, and even introduce a little irony. And we have three intriguing updates in our Of Special Interest […]

The Public Interest and Competition-Based Scrutiny of Mergers: Lessons from the Evolution of Merger Control in the United Kingdom

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alex Chisholm, Nelson Jung, Oct 15, 2014 Developments over the past few months have been described as a “volcanic rise in protectionist sentiments from national governments.” General Electric’s bid for Alstom as well as numerous recent takeover proposals in the pharmaceutical sector, in particular […]

OCT-14(1)

In this issue: Protectionist sentiments are becoming more significant in merger control considerations, especially in Europe. Can public interest exemptions or other protectionist considerations bring benefits that would justify potentially harmful side-effects from overriding competition-based analyses? Our first four papers, led by the U.K.’s new CMA, look to answer just that question. And the first paper in our […]

JUN-13(2)

The trend in Europe is definitely towards more convergence between the EU and national approaches to competition questions. For example, the Commission just launched a consultation on merger review, partially designed to bring conformity among authorities. So with the help of Danny Sokol, we asked some practitioners and authorities on the national side to weigh […]

OCT-12(2)

So much of European competition news deals with the financial & political centers: London, Brussels, Paris, etc. Yet many of the most interesting challenges are faced by Central and Eastern European countries. In many cases, they’re dealing with a triple challenge – converting to a market economy, dealing with an economic downturn, and creating new […]

Microsoft and the Court of First Instance: What Does it All Mean?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Renata Hesse, Oct 03, 2007 As someone who has spent a considerable portion of the last five years working on issues involving Microsoft’s conduct and the competition laws, I read with interest the commentary that followed the issuance of the Court of First […]

Antitrust v. Anti-Corruption Policy Approaches to Compliance: Why Such A Gap?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Florence Thepot, Jun 30, 2015 One of the striking differences between competition law and anti-corruption is the manner in which agencies take into account the compliance efforts of companies in the context of their investigations. The European Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice […]