Chile: Unilever accused of uncompetitive practices

Chile: Unilever accused of uncompetitive practices

Detergent companies Maritano and Cleaner have filed a complaint against Unilever before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE), accusing the multinational of applying predatory prices. Unilever is the undisputed leader in the detergent segment, with up to 65% market share. In June of this year Maritano, known for its “Popeye” brand, denounced the multinational for […]

EEUU: “Lo grande no es malo” en empresas de tecnología, dice Delrahim

EEUU: “Lo grande no es malo” en empresas de tecnología, dice Delrahim

Makan Delrahim, Fiscal General Auxiliar (AAG) de la División Antimonopolio del Departamento de Justicia de EEUU, describió algunos de los obstáculos que enfrenta el gobierno para presentar demandas antimonopolio contra las grandes empresas de tecnología. “El hecho de que alguien sea grande no significa que hayan violado las leyes. Tampoco deberíamos condenarlos porque han tenido […]

China: Merger of telecom giants in the works

China: Merger of telecom giants in the works

The Chinese government is exploring a merger of two of the nation’s top wireless carriers to speed up the development of 5G mobile services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, September 4. The merger, would see state-controlled China Unicom merged with China Telecom, creating a combined carrier with a market capitalization of over US$70 billion. The new […]

Australia: “ACCC sues Trivago for misleading advertising

Australia: “ACCC sues Trivago for misleading advertising

Travel company Trivago has come under fire for misleading television advertising from 2013 until now, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commision (ACCC). In a press release, the ACCC stated Trivago had “misled hotel pricing representations in its television advertising and website” which “breached the Australian Consumer Law.” The ACCC cited Trivago’s lack of […]

Australia: TPG and Vodafone consider merger

Australia: TPG and Vodafone consider merger

Vodafone Australia and TPG have announced that they have entered discussions on a possible merger of the two mobile and fixed-line telecom companies, reported Reuters. TPG referred to it as a “merger of equals,” but added there is no certainty that a transaction will occur, or what the terms would be. A tie-up could provide […]

Reconciling the Matchmaker Economy with Competition Policy

Posted by Social Science Research Network  Reconciling the Matchmaker Economy with Competition Policy By David A. Balto & Matthew Lane There is no doubt that the enforcement of competition law is an important part of global business law and policy. Proper enforcement of competition law increases market efficiencies, allows for innovation and creative destruction, and ensures consumers […]

EU engaged in antitrust gerrymandering against Google

Posted by The Hill EU engaged in antitrust gerrymandering against Google By Nicolas Petit  With its US$5 billion fine against Google, the European Commission (EC) just applied to the search giant an old US political trick: gerrymandering; the idea that if antitrust watchdogs draw markets narrowly enough, every company can be made to look like an […]

US: FCC names Chief Economist

US: FCC names Chief Economist

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Ajit Pai has named Babette Boliek to be the FCC chief economist. Boliek is a law professor and the associate dean of faculty research at Pepperdine University School of Law. Boliek will succeed Jerry Ellig, who is heading back to academia. Boliek’s writings include several law journal articles challenging the […]

Llamado a las Armas en Defensa de los Programas de Clemencia en América Latina

Por: Carlos Mena-Labarthe, Jaime Barahona, Vinicius Marques de Carvalho y Eduardo Frade En un artículo recientemente publicado por Competition Policy International, ofrecimos comentarios respecto a un tema de competencia de importancia monumental, aún pendiente ante cierta autoridad internacional, poco conocida por muchos practicantes del derecho de competencia: La Comunidad Andina (CAN), compuesta por cuatro países […]

Mexico: COFECE ordered to recalculate airport’s taxi fine

Mexico: COFECE ordered to recalculate airport’s taxi fine

The First Specialized Collegiate Court in Telecommunications and Economic Competition has ordered the Federal Commission for Economic Competition (COFECE) to recalculate the fine of MX$63 million (US$ 3.2 million) the regulator slapped on Mexico City International Airport (AICM) in September 2016 over its inclusion of discriminatory clauses in the service agreements signed with taxi companies. […]

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