EU: EC opens probe into ArcelorMittal purchase of Ilva

EU: EC opens probe into ArcelorMittal purchase of Ilva

European Union anti-trust authorities have opened an investigation into global steel giant ArcelorMittal’s bid to buy struggling Italian steel producer Ilva, officials said Wednesday, November 8. The €1.8 billion (US$1.9 billion) deal would see ArcelorMittal join forces with Italy’s Marcegaglia to snap up the heavily indebted company, which employs 14,000 people. “The European Commission has […]

EEUU: Tras ‘ataque’ de inversionistas, fracasa fusión de Clariant/Huntsman

EEUU: Tras ‘ataque’ de inversionistas, fracasa fusión de Clariant/Huntsman

El gigante suizo de químicos Clariant y su rival estadounidense Huntsman han puesto fin a su plan por fusionar ambas empresas en una operación valuada en US$20 mil millones, luego de ser atacada por un grupo de inversionistas activistas. Las dos compañías declararon el viernes 27 de octubre que habían decidido cancelar el acuerdo debido […]

US: Boston University, Wheelock College finalize merger

US: Boston University, Wheelock College finalize merger

Wheelock College will merge into Boston University (BU) in June under an agreement announced Wednesday, October 11, bringing together the two institutions with campuses separated by about a mile. All of Wheelock’s assets and liabilities will be transferred to BU on June 1, 2018, provided regulators approve. The agreement comes several weeks after the two […]

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).