How Many “Likes” for the German Facebook Antitrust Probe?

How Many “Likes” for the German Facebook Antitrust Probe?

By Dr. Anna Blume Huttenlauch – The German Federal Cartel Office caused quite a stir, not only among antitrust lawyers, when it recently announced that it had opened an investigation against Facebook based on the allegation of abuse of dominance. This article addresses three questions at the heart of the proceedings which will shape the future […]

CPI Talks: Interview with Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt

CPI Talks: Interview with Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt

In this issue CPI interviews Andreas Mundt about the recent report on Market Power in the Digital Markets, the joint report with the French Competition Authority on Big Data, the ongoing Facebook investigation and more. This content is for paid subscriptions only. Click Here to Subscribe

Price Signaling: Deciphering the Shipping Forecast

Price Signaling: Deciphering the Shipping Forecast

By Lilly Fiedler & Nicholas Frey – This article discusses the state of the law and the increased regulatory interest in price signaling. The authors consider the recent proposed “soft resolution” of alleged price signaling conduct in relation to container shipping at the EU level and the conclusions that can be drawn from recent price signaling investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office and […]

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 […]