Will the Digital Markets Act Kill Innovation in Europe

Will the Digital Markets Act Kill Innovation in Europe?

By Pierre Larouche* & Alexandre de Streel+   In December 2020, the European Commission proposed an ambitious new set of rules, the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”),1...
Buyer Cartels Defining Appropriate Competition Policy

Buyer Cartels: Defining Appropriate Competition Policy

Buyer power issues are of increasing concern for competition law and policy. This includes buyer cartels. It is important to distinguish cartels from legitimate...
Settlement

Cartel Settlements: Facilitating Damages Claims But Hybrid Cases Remain Unsettling

By Marieke Datema, Andrew Leitch & Ed Coulson (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner)1   I. Introduction Over ten years since the introduction of the European Commission Settlement Notice,...
2021, A New Era of Chinese Antitrust Law

2021, A New Era of Chinese Antitrust Law

By Frances Xu & Howard Chan1   China Antitrust Enforcement Round-Up Ever since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (“CPC”), China has gradually...
Digital Privacy

“Privacy Fixing” After Texas et al v. Google and CMA v....

By Tim Cowen, Claire Barraclough & Josh Koran1   Executive Summary Societies have designed antitrust laws to protect consumers from unfair practices (e.g. exclusive dealing, price fixing,...
Setting Fines Antitrust Cases Review Application 2006 Guidelines

Setting Fines in Antitrust Cases — A Review of the Application...

By Francesca Gentile, Raphael Reims & Petar Petrov1   Introduction According to Article 23(2)(a) Regulation No. 1/2003, the Commission may impose fines on undertakings and associations of...
No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Agreements in Canada So What’s the Issue

No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Agreements in Canada – So What’s the Issue?

By Chris Margison & Robin Spillette1   Introduction The application of antitrust laws to no-poach2 and wage-fixing agreements3 is currently being debated in many jurisdictions around the...
Ex Ante Regulation of Digital Platforms?: Cautionary Tales From Telecommunications

Ex Ante Regulation of Digital Platforms?: Cautionary Tales From Telecommunications

Whether there should be increased antitrust enforcement, and/or ex ante regulation of heretofore lightly-regulated major high-tech companies has attached considerable academic, policy, and popular...
Can We Teach Antitrust to an Algorithm?

Can We Teach Antitrust to an Algorithm?

By Giovanna Massarotto* & Ashwin Ittoo**   The answer is “Yes.” Prof. Ashwin Ittoo and I have built a machine learning (“ML”) algorithm — an AI...
Analyzing Nascent Competitor Acquisitions Rationally

Analyzing Nascent Competitor Acquisitions Rationally

By John M. Taladay & Jeffrey S. Oliver1   Many recent articles have posited that dominant companies are squelching competition by buying up nascent companies before...
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