Why the Consumer Welfare Standard Remains the Best Guide for Promoting Competition

Why the Consumer Welfare Standard Remains the Best Guide for Promoting Competition

January 2019 Why the Consumer Welfare Standard Remains the Best Guide for Promoting Competition By Joe Kennedy (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction The central goal of antitrust policy should be to maintain competitive markets so that companies feel continued pressure to improve quality, lower […]

ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop: Stellenbosch, South Africa

ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop: Stellenbosch, South Africa

ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop: Stellenbosch, South Africa – by Cynthia Lagdameo (US Federal Trade Commission)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article.   More than 150 lawyers and economists from nearly 35 jurisdictions came together on November 1-2 for a workshop on unilateral conduct in Stellenbosch, South Africa.2 The workshop was organized by the ICN’s […]

A Tale of Two MRI Machines

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 […]

Android Remedies: Tearing Down the Wall?

Android Remedies: Tearing Down the Wall?

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”?

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?)

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 […]

Reflections on Section 5 of the FTC Act & the FTC’s Case Against Intel

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 […]

Android, iOS And Market Power – What Does Mobile Platform Competition Really Look Like?

Android, iOS And Market Power – What Does Mobile Platform Competition Really Look Like?

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 […]

Google, Mobile And Competition: The Current State Of Play

Google, Mobile And Competition: The Current State Of Play

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 […]

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