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 […]

Restrictions on Selective Distribution Systems on the Internet

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Fryderyk Hoffmann, Oct 29, 2014 The growing significance of the internet as a channel of distribution has made it the subject of increasing scrutiny from both competition authorities and courts across the EU. This is, in particular, the case for various forms of […]

Integrating Regulatory and Antitrust Powers: Does It Work? Case Studies from Spain and Mexico

Elisa Mariscal, Sep 11, 2014 There are a wide variety of possible structures for regulatory regimes in countries. This article focuses on the analysis of multi-purpose regulators that combine regulatory and antitrust powers, such as the Mexican IFT and Cofece, as well as the Spanish CNMC. We focus on institutional design, review the existing literature […]

The Effectiveness of Competition Authorities: Four Questions

Roderick Meiklejohn, Sep 11, 2014 When comparing national competition authorities, four questions arise: How great is the risk that the government’s powers of appointment could be used to “capture” the competition agency? What are the minimum resources needed to enable a competition authority to function effectively in a developed country? Does the ability to impose […]