US: Google criticized for think tank firing

US: Google criticized for think tank firing

The New America Foundation, a prominent Washington, DC think tank that’s heavily funded by Google, has parted ways with one of its most influential scholars after he criticized Google’s growing monopoly power. The scholar is Barry Lynn, founder of New America’s Open Markets program and a leading advocate of stricter enforcement of antitrust laws. In […]

Explore Antitrust in a Changing World

Explore Antitrust in a Changing World Fordham Law’s International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference on 14–15 September in New York City features antitrust leaders examining the role of the courts in enforcement, “must-have” content in media and sports, the multijurisdictional challenge of e-commerce, and more. Pre-conference workshops on 13 September in antitrust economics and for global practitioners. Free for […]

Fordham’s bid for international antitrust thought leadership

Fordham University began one of the first globally-minded competition law and policy conferences in the world 43 years ago. In this interview with Skadden Antitrust and Competition partner, and Fordham Competition Law Institute Director, James Keyte, CPI explores how Fordham is reinventing itself to compete in what’s become a packed field. .       Please give us […]

US: Zaappaaz exec pleads guilty, faces 10 years, US$1m fine

US: Zaappaaz exec pleads guilty, faces 10 years, US$1m fine

As predicted by Bloomberg earlier this week, Azim Makanojiva, president of e-commerce firm Zaappaaz, pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal violation of the Sherman Act for allegedly conspiring to fix prices for customized promotional products sold online to customers. The Justice Department said Azim Makanojiva, president of e-commerce firm Zaappaaz, pleaded guilty to a one-count […]

España: CNMC golpea a empresas gaseras

España: CNMC golpea a empresas gaseras

La Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) considera que los ratios de rentabilidad de las distribuidoras de gas continúan “siendo holgados” para una actividad de bajo riesgo. Señaló que, a pesar de los cambios introducidos por la reforma del sector que tuvo lugar en 2014, resultan especialmente llamativos en un contexto de […]

Bibliography on Antitrust and Algorithms

Posted by Social Science Research Network Bibliography on Antitrust and Algorithms By Cyril Ritter (European Commission) Abstract:     This is a bibliography/literature list of materials concerning the competition implications of algorithms (law review articles, economic journal articles, newspaper articles, speeches, books, blog posts, official documents and reports, think tank reports, presentations and case references).  

Spain: CNMC probes Industrial Maintenance sector

Spain: CNMC probes Industrial Maintenance sector

The National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has launched a probe looking into possible anticompetitive practices, which may have included manipulation in the distribution of projects tendered by clients, in the market for the provision of assembly-line and industrial maintenance services in various sectors such as petrochemical and energy. The Commission clarified that agreements […]

Greece: Heineken’s US30m fine upheld

Greece: Heineken’s US30m fine upheld

An appeals court has upheld a multi-million fine against Heineken imposed by the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC). The appeal came after a 2015 decision by the HCC against Heineken’s subsidiary Athenian Brewery (AB) in Greece and found it engaged in “illegal anti-competitive market abuse” for almost 20 years in that country. The HCC found AB […]

Colombia: Empresas sancionadas en ‘Cártel de la Vigilancia’, sorprendidas nuevamente

Colombia: Empresas sancionadas en ‘Cártel de la Vigilancia’, sorprendidas nuevamente

La Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) de Colombia ha presentado cargos contra ocho empresas de seguridad y vigilancia privada que, presuntamente, se habrían puesto de acuerdo para simular ser competidoras en licitaciones públicas cuando en realidad actuaban como parte del llamado Grupo SMG. “La SIC está investigando posibles prácticas anticompetitivas (colusión) en 26 procesos […]

EU: Google faces record antitrust fine

EU: Google faces record antitrust fine

European antitrust officials are preparing to hit Google with a potentially record fine by the end of August over some of the Silicon Valley giant’s search services, according to two people with direct knowledge of the case. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition chief, is in the final stages of ruling on the case, said […]