CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: A Tale of Two MRI Machines By Anisha Chand and Radhika Seth (Khaitan & Co., India)1 Click here for a pdf version of this article. The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) has recently fined an Italian company, often touted as the world leader in […]
November 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Android Remedies: Tearing Down the Wall? By Simonetta Vezzoso (Trento University)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article Introduction The control of abusive practices has long been touted as the most arduous area of competition law, fittingly compared […]
Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”?
October 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Apple (C-595/17): ECJ on jurisdiction clauses and private enforcement: “Multinationals, go ahead and abuse your distributors”? By Miguel Sousa Ferro (University of Lisbon)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article Essential Facts Apple’s distribution network in […]
How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)
September 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?) By Rupprecht Podszun (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article Germany […]
June 2018 California v. Sutter Health: The State AG Takes Its Gloves Off By Michael S. McFalls, Amy D. Paul & Christina N. Phillips (Ropes & Gray, LLP)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article 1. INTRODUCTION On March 30, the State of California brought a broad and far-reaching antitrust complaint against Sutter […]
Daniel Crane, Feb 28, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC’s”) unprecedented enforcement action against Intel raises profound issues concerning the scope of the FTC’s powers to give a construction to Section 5 of the FTC Act that goes beyond the substantive reach of the Sherman Act. While I have urged the FTC to assert such […]
By Jakob Kucharczyk – The European Commission’s competition investigation into Google’s Android mobile operating system (“OS”) has raised a lot of attention and commentary. So far most comments focused on the “abuse” part of that investigation. While the issue of “abuse” is arguably the more interesting part in most Article 102 cases, the finding of […]
By Benjamin Edelman – Google’s widely-used Android operating system is open source software. Any developer who wishes to examine the source code can download it in full. Any device manufacturer that wishes to install “bare Android” can do so free of any Google apps whatsoever, and subject to minimal restrictions and few obligations to Google or […]
Bundling Behavior in Telecoms: What Firms Do and How European Competition Authorities Have Included Bundling in Their Reasoning
By Agustín Díaz-Pinés & João Vareda – In this article, the authors discuss the reasons why firms in the telecoms sector bundle and the impact on welfare of these strategies. They then describe the most recent merger and antitrust decisions in Europe where telecoms bundles were assessed.
By Randall Hofley – The recent Canadian Competition Tribunal decision in Commissioner of Competition v. Toronto Real Estate Board provides a detailed outline of each element of Canadian abuse of dominance law and, while generally consistent with analogous U.S. and European Commission law, some potential differences arise, most notably as regards anticompetitive intent, the participation of […]