Antitrust Chronicle – Holiday Reading Edition

Antitrust Chronicle – Holiday Reading Edition

Before you all enjoy a well-deserved winter break, this month’s Antitrust Chronicle brings you a seasonal present throughout our selection of Holiday Readings. This compilation of articles from academics, practitioners and even a newly appointed head of antitrust transition team under President-Elect Trump will make your cold (or hot) days of December more pleasant. This […]

CPI Talks – Inside the ICN Cartel Workshop, Madrid, October 2016.

CPI Talks – Inside the ICN Cartel Workshop, Madrid, October 2016.

In this month’s CPI Talks, we give our readers a special interview with the ICN Cartel Workshop co-chairs, ACCC and FAS and the ICN Cartel Workshop host, the Spanish CNMC. The heads of these agencies explained to CPI the aim of this workshop, they discussed hot topics in cartel enforcement, such as individual and criminal […]

Extra-Jurisdictional Remedies Involving Patent Licensing

Extra-Jurisdictional Remedies Involving Patent Licensing

By Koren Wong-Ervin, Bruce H. Kobayashi, Douglas H. Ginsburg & Joshua D. Wright –  This article discusses the various approaches taken by competition agencies thus far on extra-jurisdictional remedies, as exemplified by four recent decisions: one by the FTC against Google/MMI; two by DG Comp against Motorola and Samsung, respectively; and one by China’s NDRC against […]

Big Data, Big Concerns?

Big Data, Big Concerns?

By Maikel Van Wissen & Lodewick Prompers –  The role that big data plays in the financial services industry is changing at a rapid pace. Data is no longer a lump of facts but rather a vibrant source of insight leading to innovative products and better business decisions.As a result, big data is transforming the processes […]

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

By Zsolt Macskasi –  In this article, the author begins with a brief description of the regulatory environment and the recent history of bank mergers in the U.S., followed by a discussionof the regulatory practices regarding the analysis of the likely effects of bank mergers on the stability of the financial system. The article contrasts systemic […]

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

By Andrea Levine & Andy Hasty – This article looks at recent hospital merger cases which highlight not only the importance of a properly defined geographic market, but also courts’ definitive shift away from relying on patient travel patterns in making this determination. A close look at the ensuing hospital merger challenges shows that patient flow […]

Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, John Jiong Gong & Amanda Jing Yang – On November 16, 2016, SAIC issued a press release on its over-four-year investigation against Tetra Pak for abuse of market dominance. In its decision, SAIC elaborated on several issues in this case, including the market definition, the market power, the abuse of market […]

Unexplained Mysteries Of The Energy Market Investigation

Unexplained Mysteries Of The Energy Market Investigation

By Mark Friend – In its final report on the Energy Market Investigation, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced its intention to impose a temporary cap on the prices charged to energy customers on pre-payment meters. A central plank of the CMA’s argument is its claim that the Big 6 energy firms have been […]

Bathtub Conspiracies – An Indian Competition Law Perspective

Bathtub Conspiracies – An Indian Competition Law Perspective

By Ravisekhar Nair & Aakarsh Narula – The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) has become one of India’s most active regulators. The wide-ranging commercial implications of competition law enforcement on domestic and international business groups present in India have made it imperative for them to insulate their legitimate commercial practices from conduct which may be […]

Challenge Restraints And The Scope Of The Patent

Challenge Restraints And The Scope Of The Patent

By Erik Hovenkamp – Challenge restraints are used within a variety of different patent agreements – ranging from ordinary licensing deals to “reverse settlements” – with varying competitive effects.However, the courts have failed to recognize challenge restraints as a distinct antitrust issue. This brief article explains why they ought to be viewed as such. The analysis […]

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