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. […]

The Proof on the Quantification of the Damage in Assumptions of Defense of Competition. (Spanish Law)

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Proof on the Quantification of the Damage in Assumptions of Defense of Competition. (Spanish Law) By Enrique Sanjuan (University of Malaga)  In the present work, we focus on the test on the quantification of damages in cases of private actions for infringements of competition law and on the […]

Rusia: Multa para LP por manipulación de precios en teléfonos

Rusia: Multa para LP por manipulación de precios en teléfonos

El Servicio Federal Antimonopolio (FAS) de Rusia ha impuesto una multa a LG Electronics RUS, una subsidiaria de LG Corporation, por 2.5 millones de rublos (US$39,200) por coordinar los precios de los teléfonos inteligentes, informó Telecompaper. Anteriormente, el FAS descubrió que la empresa coordinaba la actividad económica de los revendedores de teléfonos inteligentes, lo que […]

US: FCC will take public comments on Sinclair-Tribune merger

US: FCC will take public comments on Sinclair-Tribune merger

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take new comments from the public on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s US$3.9 billion bid for Tribune Media, reported Reuters. The agency is reopening its review of the merger for public comments after the two companies proposed to sell off some local stations in an effort to bring the deal in […]

Composite Transactions and market purchases: Supreme Court upholds penalty for gun jumping in Thomas Cook and SCM Soilfert cases

Composite Transactions and market purchases: Supreme Court upholds penalty for gun jumping in Thomas Cook and SCM Soilfert cases1 By Ajay Goel & Subodh Prasad Deo (Saikrishna & Associates) Click here for a pdf version of this article.   The Supreme Court of India, via two separate judgements passed on 17.08.20182, upheld the order of […]

Spain: Media agencies blow whistle on Mediaset and AtresMedia collusion

Spain: Media agencies blow whistle on Mediaset and AtresMedia collusion

Various advertising agencies and Spanish media have revealed to the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC), the competition authority in the country, the existence of clear signs that point to an advertising collusion between media giants Mediaset and Atresmedia . As El Español has learned, these testimonies have already been sent to the regulator […]