Antitrust and Democracy: Democracy in Antitrust

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust and Democracy: Democracy in Antitrust By Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola University of Chicago) Abstract:     This article analyzes two critical and related questions regarding the eternal quest for better understanding the purposes and tools of competition law and policy. It first looks at the role of democracy as […]

US: Arnold & Porter hires antitrust counsel from Toyota

US: Arnold & Porter hires antitrust counsel from Toyota

The Los Angeles office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has recruited. Karen Rigberg, former managing counsel of Toyota Motor North America, where she worked for 19 years. Prior to this, she was an associate attorney at boutique firm Bowman and Brooke. In her role at Toyota, Rigberg worked on litigation, claims, compliance and training, […]

The EU Antitrust Damages Directive: Transposition in the Member States – Portugal

Posted by Social Science Research Network The EU Antitrust Damages Directive: Transposition in the Member States – Portugal By Miguel Sousa Ferro (University of Lisbon Law School) Abstract:     This paper describes the current status of the transposition of the Private Enforcement Directive (Directive 2014/104/EU) in Portugal. It analyses the transposition procedure itself, as well […]

US: AT&T extends the deadline for its Time Warner merger to April

US: AT&T extends the deadline for its Time Warner merger to April

AT&T is giving itself a few more months to close its US$85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. The Dallas telecommunications giant extended the deadline for the merger to April 22, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It’s the second time the company has extended the deadline, which was originally set for […]

Mexico: Competition watchdog challenges constitutionality of new airport regulations

Mexico: Competition watchdog challenges constitutionality of new airport regulations

Mexican antitrust regulator Cofece presented a decree against the Amendments to the Regulation of the Law of Airports and the General Bases for the assignment of landing and takeoff schedules in airports in conditions of saturation. These regulations were issued by the Chief Executive Officer and the General Director of Civil Aeronautics of the Ministry […]

Economic Analysis of Network Effects and Intellectual Property

Posted by Social Science Research Network Economic Analysis of Network Effects and Intellectual Property By Peter S. Menell (University of California) Abstract:      The information revolution has brought demand-side effects to the fore of economic activity, business strategy, and intellectual property jurisprudence and policy. Intellectual property doctrines play a central role in harnessing network effects, […]

Japan: JTFC raids Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japan: JTFC raids Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japanese antitrust regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, November 17, denying any wrongdoing. The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) carried out an on-site inspection of Airbnb and the company is cooperating with the regulators’ investigation, Airbnb Japan said. Regulators seized […]

How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks

Posted by Social Science Research Network How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks By Lawrence J. Trautman (Western Carolina University) Abstract:     By now, almost every business has an internet presence. What are the major risks perceived by those engaged in the universe of Internet businesses? What potential risks, if […]

What Past US Agency Actions Say About Complexity in Merger Remedies, With an Application to Generic Drug Divestitures

Posted by Social Science Research Network What Past US Agency Actions Say About Complexity in Merger Remedies, With an Application to Generic Drug Divestitures By Eric Emch & Arthur Zhou (Bates White Economic Consulting); Thomas D. Jeitschko (Michigan State University) Abstract:      We consider merger remedies of the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and […]

Google’s Antitrust Woes Around the World

Posted by Social Science Research Network Google’s Antitrust Woes Around the World By Elena Perotti (World Association of Newspapers) Abstract:      In this paper, Elena Perotti analyses the last seven years of the European Commission’s antitrust proceedings involving Google (AT.39.740). She reports on the search giant’s negotiations with Vice-President Joaquín Almunia between 2010 and […]

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