US: Antitrust division dedicates the Anne K. Bingaman Auditorium

US: Antitrust division dedicates the Anne K. Bingaman Auditorium

The Antitrust Division was honored to dedicate the Anne K. Bingaman Auditorium and Lecture Hall in the Liberty Square Building in Washington, DC.  Anne Bingaman was the first woman to lead the Antitrust Division as Assistant Attorney General.  She was nominated to the role by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate on June 16, 1993.  […]

The Global Dominance of European Competition Law Over American Antitrust Law

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Global Dominance of European Competition Law Over American Antitrust Law By Anu Bradford (Columbia University), Adam S. Chilton (University of Chicago), Katerina Linos (University of California) & Alex Weaver (Linklaters The world’s biggest consumer markets — the European Union and the United States — have adopted different approaches […]

EU: Google promotes rivals to stave off antitrust action

Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) penalty nearly two years ago. The European Commission said Alphabet unit Google had used its search engine market power to unfairly promote its own comparison […]

Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets

Posted by Social Science Research Network Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets By Anu Bradford & Nathaniel Sokol (Columbia University),  Adam S. Chilton (University of Chicago) & Chris Megaw (WilmerHale LLC) Competition law has proliferated around the world. Due to data limitations, however, there is little systematic information about […]

US: Amazon lifts price parity rule for third-party sellers

US: Amazon lifts price parity rule for third-party sellers

Amazon, worried that it could run afoul of antitrust laws, will stop preventing third-party sellers from hawking their products on other websites for a lower price. According to a report in CNN, Amazon confirmed that the new policy kicked off this week, but declined to comment further. CNN reported that Senator Richard Blumenthal had reached […]

EU: Regulator plans big fines against German carmakers

EU: Regulator plans big fines against German carmakers

European antitrust authorities plan to fine carmakers Daimler BMW and VW up to 1 billion euros ($1.1 bln) each for colluding on reducing the effectiveness of exhaust filtering systems, German weekly Der Spiegel said. The German carmakers collaborated to reduce the size of so-called Adblue tanks which help to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide emissions, and […]

Taming Sherman’s Wilderness

Posted by Social Science Research Network Taming Sherman’s Wilderness By Derrian Smith (Indiana University Maurer School of Law) There is little doubt that Congress intended economic regulation under the Sherman Act to develop with flexibility—case-by-case, claim-by-claim. Yet, given the unusual level of interpretation the Act requires, the effort to supply the content of its sweeping […]

Colombia: Gov fails to award renewable energy projects

Colombia: Gov fails to award renewable energy projects

Colombia on Tuesday, FEbruary 26, failed to award 23 energy generation and commercialization contracts in its first renewable energy tender, because the results would have violated antitrust rules, the energy ministry stated. The government received proposals from 27 local and international companies to participate in the auction, the Andean nation’s attempt to diversify and increase […]

Copyright and Geoblocking: The Consequences of Eliminating Geoblocking

Posted by Social Science Research Network Copyright and Geoblocking: The Consequences of Eliminating Geoblocking By Marketa Trimble (University of Nevada) Geoblocking has become a common companion of copyrighted content on the internet; even streaming services can make streamed copyrighted content available or unavailable according to the location of their users. There are various reasons for […]

US: World’s two biggest container companies cleared in antitrust investigation

US:  World’s two biggest container companies cleared in antitrust investigation

On Tuesday the world’s two biggest container shipping companies said they have been cleared in an investigation of the sector by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), reported Reuters. Denmark’s Maersk and Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) were among several companies ordered to testify in an antitrust investigation that began in 2017 over practices by […]

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