Jumping the gun under the merger control regime in India

Posted by Lexology Jumping the gun under the merger control regime in India By Ajay Goel and Subodh Prasad Deo (Saikrishna & Associates)  Merger control regime in India provides for a suspensory regime wherein the ‘combinations’ (i.e. the notifiable transactions under the provisions of Section 5 of the Act) cannot be implemented unless approved by the […]

India: Reliance Industries to take on Walmart and Amazon

India: Reliance Industries to take on Walmart and Amazon

The race to be the dominating force in India eCommerce has another massive player entering the field: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited announced its intentions to enter the ring in Indian retail, with a platform designed to create an omnichannel experience for India consumers. Ambani outlined the plan Thursday, July 5, during the firm’s […]

Antitrust in the Internet Era: The Legacy of United States v. A&P

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust in the Internet Era: The Legacy of United States v. A&P By Timothy J. Muris (George Mason University) & Jonathan E. Nuechterlein (Sidley Austin LLP) Critics from both the right and the left claim that modern antitrust doctrine, rooted in consumer welfare, is inadequate to handle the challenges […]

Why Should the Postal Service Deter Amazon’s Competitive Entry into Last-Mile Parcel Delivery?

Posted by Social Science Research Network Why Should the Postal Service Deter Amazon’s Competitive Entry into Last-Mile Parcel Delivery? By J. Gregory Sidak (Criterion Economics, L.L.C.) In its June 2017 Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC) Report, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the US Postal Service asked a world-renowned expert on postal economics, Professor […]

US: Trump wants USPS to double rates for Amazon

US: Trump wants USPS to double rates for Amazon

Months after President Donald Trump tweeted criticisms of the US Postal Service (USPS), news has surfaced that the president had personally asked US Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double its shipping rates for Amazon and other firms. If that were to occur, Amazon and other companies could be out billions, The Washington Post (WP) reported. […]

US: Best Buy and Amazon’s surprise Smart TV team-up

US: Best Buy and Amazon’s surprise Smart TV team-up

Retail makes for strange bedfellows at times, and in this week’s odd annals is the pair-up of putative rivals Best Buy and Amazon. The two firms will be collaborating on the sale of smart TVs. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was joined by Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly for the announcement of the partnership on Tuesday, […]

US: Trump targets Amazon, again

US: Trump targets Amazon, again

President Trump once again lashed out at Amazon.com, the online retailing giant, on Thursday morning, saying he has long had concerns about the company’s business practices, , reported the Wall Street Journal. ​ Trump has periodically criticized Amazon before and since becoming president. Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, also owns […]

US: White House: ‘No specific’ actions being considered for Amazon

US: White House: ‘No specific’ actions being considered for Amazon

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, March 28, the Trump administration isn’t considering any changes in policy directed at Amazon.com, reported Bloomberg. Amazon.com lost US$53 billion in market value on Wednesday after Axios reported that President Donald Trump is “obsessed” with regulating the e-commerce behemoth. Asked about the report at the White […]

Japan: Amazon headquarters raided by nation’s regulator

Japan: Amazon headquarters raided by nation’s regulator

Amazon’s Japanese headquarters in Tokyo has been raided by the country’s fair trade watchdog on suspicion of violation of antitrust regulations, reported the Wall Street Journal. The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) said on Thursday, March 15, that Amazon Japan was being investigated after allegations that the company improperly asked suppliers to shoulder part of […]

US: Nest no longer has a home at Amazon

US: Nest no longer has a home at Amazon

Nest, the Internet-connected home device company owned by Google, was informed last week that Amazon won’t be selling any of the recent products the company launched. Citing a person familiar with a conference call between the two companies, Business Insider reported that Nest employees were told the decision not to sell Nest products—including the Nest […]

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