Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

By Zsolt Macskasi –  In this article, the author begins with a brief description of the regulatory environment and the recent history of bank mergers in the U.S., followed by a discussionof the regulatory practices regarding the analysis of the likely effects of bank mergers on the stability of the financial system. The article contrasts systemic […]

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

By Andrea Levine & Andy Hasty – This article looks at recent hospital merger cases which highlight not only the importance of a properly defined geographic market, but also courts’ definitive shift away from relying on patient travel patterns in making this determination. A close look at the ensuing hospital merger challenges shows that patient flow […]

Challenge Restraints And The Scope Of The Patent

Challenge Restraints And The Scope Of The Patent

By Erik Hovenkamp – Challenge restraints are used within a variety of different patent agreements – ranging from ordinary licensing deals to “reverse settlements” – with varying competitive effects.However, the courts have failed to recognize challenge restraints as a distinct antitrust issue. This brief article explains why they ought to be viewed as such. The analysis […]

Network Neutrality in an Increasingly Diverse World

Network Neutrality in an Increasingly Diverse World

By Christopher S. Yoo – Over the course of the last year, regulatory interest in network neutrality has intensified. This analysis suggests the need to understand the trade offs inherent in any decision to standardize around any particular design and to appreciate that any such standardization can have hidden costs. Only by framing standardization as a […]

Engineering Competition Through Spectrum Policy: Previous Approaches and Why 5G Needs Change

Engineering Competition Through Spectrum Policy: Previous Approaches and Why 5G Needs Change

By Martin Cave & William Webb – This paper reviews recent developments in “marketizing” spectrum, but it also addresses new approaches to spectrum management based upon sharing, either via so-called spectrum commons or by a more limited set of users. This method is particularly apposite to the next great challenge facing spectrum management, the development […]

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

In this interesting interview, Commissioner McSweeny addresses questions concerning unilateral conduct section investigations, the Sunshine laws, the Sharing economy andBrexit, among other topics. You can also watch the video of the interview at: https://vimeo.com/competitionpolicyint This content is for paid subscriptions only. Click Here to Subscribe

CPI Talks: Seminar – The role of Antitrust in licensing disputes in ICT sector, Singapore – April 2016.

CPI Talks: Seminar – The role of Antitrust in licensing disputes in ICT sector, Singapore – April 2016.

Transcript of our seminar “The Role of Antitrust in Licensing Disputes in the ICT Sector” – In this transcript our readers will find an enriching debate among our four outstanding speakers, David Evans, Christopher Yoo, Dina Kallay and Judge Douglas Ginsburg, on topics such as hold up and hold out, the role of SSO and […]

Special Feature: Why The Supreme Court Should Deny Certioriari In King Drug

Special Feature: Why The Supreme Court Should Deny Certioriari In King Drug

By Michael A. Carrier In this issue CPI includes a special feature on the SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. King Drug Co. of Florence (“King Drug”) case to be decided by the SCOTUS this fall. In its 2013 decision in FTC v. Actavis, the U.S. Supreme Court held that agreements by which brand-name drug companies pay […]

Staples/Office Depot: Clarifying Cluster Markets

Staples/Office Depot: Clarifying Cluster Markets

By Krisha A. Cerilli – The recent challenge to Staples acquisition of Office Depot brought to the forefront several key aspects of antitrust merger analysis. In suing to block the deal, FTC alleged that the acquisition would substantially lessen competition in the sale and distribution of consumable office supplies to large business customers. Staples and […]

The Impact of Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo on Antitrust Class Actions

The Impact of Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo on Antitrust Class Actions

By Aaron M. Panner & Rachel P. May – Tyson Foods was a recent “donning and doffing” case at the U.S. Supreme Court involving whether an employer had failed to compensate employees for time spent putting on and taking off protective gear. The case presented questions of potentially enormous importance for class-action litigation generally as […]

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