Our Jan. Blog o’ Blogs looks back at a diverse collection of end-of-the year blogs. Entries taste appropriate wines to serve with the new Horizontal Guidelines; reopen the Google book issue; sketch the future of an Almunist approach; attend the party looking to revisit (not for the last time) minimum pricing; teach South African sausage manufacturing; dial into Brussels; resurrect an antitrust approach for franchises; derive lessons from the financial crisis, and end with a theological debate. Happy New Year, Everyone!
Exchanges of Information and the New Horizontal Guidelines: Barolo or Beaujolais?
Said in other ‘drinking’ terms, the Guidelines look more like a soft-drink rather than soft-law. Stefano Grassani (Kluwer Competition Law Blog)
Are we always forced to accept the bitter with the sweet? James Grimmelmann (Laboratorium)
He would appear to be somewhat less interested in the razzamatazz involved in targeting big corporate names, and more in the detailed mechanics of competition policy and its capacity to mend markets.
Stephen Tupper (Lexology)
States Try to Counter Supreme Court’s Minimum Price Ruling
Trying to sort winners from losers in the wake of the court’s decision. Joan Biskupic (USA Today)
We Can Expect More Antitrust Sausages
“The law requires you not to fixate on the way it was made, but the end product.” Michael Bleby (Business Day, South Africa)