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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 […]

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 Problems and Perils of Bootstrapping Privacy and Data into an Antitrust Framework

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Geoffrey Manne, Ben Sperry, May 29, 2015 Increasingly, people use the internet to connect with one another, access information, and purchase products and services. Along with the growth in the online marketplace have come concerns, as well, particularly regarding both the privacy of […]

Most Favored Nation Clauses: A French Perspective on the Booking.com Case

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Olivier Billard, Pierre Honore, May 15, 2015 As e-commerce is soaring, competition authorities across Europe are paying increased attention to the commercial practices of companies regarding their online sales. This trend in enforcement priorities is evidenced in particular by the adoption of the […]

Online Hotel Booking

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Edurne Navarro Varona, Aarón Hernández Canales, May 15, 201 Online retail has radically changed consumer behavior in recent years. The booking of hotel rooms has been particularly affected by this new trend. Many travellers currently make hotel reservations directly online, and not through […]

The HCC Guide on the Detection and Prevention of Collusive Tendering

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Lia Vitzilaiou, Dec 16, 2014 On September 24, 2014, the Hellenic Competition Commission published a guide on the detection and prevention of collusive practices in public procurement (collusive tendering), focusing on structural and behavioral screens. Although the guide is in principle addressed to […]

“Product Hopping” on Both Sides of the Pond: A Survey of U.S. and EU Case Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Michael Frese, Ingrid Vandenborre, Julia York, Nov 24, 2014 In recent years, courts in both the United States and the European Union have increasingly been asked to consider under what circumstances the introduction of a new pharmaceutical drug product harms, rather than benefits, […]

Information Exchanges and Competition Law: A Few Comparative Law Thoughts

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Pedro Callol, Nov 11, 2014 Information exchanges between competitors have been an object of interest for competition authorities on both sides of the Atlantic for decades now; in the European Union since the 1970s with cases such as the IFTRAGlass Containers and later […]