Merricks v. Mastercard: “Passing on” the U.S. Experience

By Makan Delrahim (Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice)1   I. Introduction The mission of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of...
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Shortages, Price Hikes, and Profiteering: Pandemic Effects on UK Supermarkets and...

By Timothy Cowen (Preiskel & Co LLP)1   Summary The CMA has reported record numbers of complaints about business behavior since the pandemic and associated lockdown measures...
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European Court of Justice Paroxetine Ruling Provides Guidance on Patent Settlement...

Jan Blockx (University of Antwerp)1 Introduction Twelve years ago, on January 15, 2008, the European Commission used its power to conduct unannounced inspections in a sector...

A Re-awakening of the Failing Firm Defense in the EU in...

By Dr. Assimakis Komninos, Jan Jeram & Iakovos Sarmas (White & Case LLP)1   Introduction – The Broader Challenges of Merger Control The ongoing COVID-19 global crisis...
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Algorithms and Competition in a Digitalized World

Focusing in particular on the impact of algorithms, this essay demonstrates ways in which the peculiarities of the digital economy are reflected...

Business Cooperation in Times of Emergency: The Role of Competition Law

Giorgio Monti (Tilburg Law and Economics Center)1   1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Commission respond readily to state aid measures: protocols established in 2008...

The More Economic Judicature: How the General Court has Recalibrated the...

By Dr. Tilman Kuhn, & Prof. Dr. Stefan Thomas (White & Case LLP & Eberhard Karls University)1   Introduction In its first ever judgment dealing specifically with...

The Anticompetitive Effects of Covenants not to Compete

Covenants not to compete, which prevent workers from quitting their employer and moving to a competing employer, have ambiguous effects on welfare,...
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Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination

By Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute)1   I. Introduction The development of innovative standards hinges on a vibrant ecosystem of standardization inducing private investment by allowing...
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Enforcing Competition Law and Consumer Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic in...

By Vellah Kedogo Kigwiru (Hochschule Für Politik)* I. Introduction This article discusses the measures and the actions that the Competition Authority of Kenya (“CAK”)...

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