Algorithms As Cartel Infringements – A Bibliography

Posted By Social Science Research Network Algorithms As Cartel Infringements – A Bibliography By Petra Pohlmann & David Schütte In the age of digitalisation, markets become increasingly transparent. Through internet-based trading, there is a large amount of data that market participants seek to utilise for their benefit. Algorithms with very different functions are used for this […]

Germany/Austria: Merger notification rules updated for digital economy transactions

Germany/Austria: Merger notification rules updated for digital economy transactions

Germany and Austria have finalized new guidelines clarifying the application of purchase price merger control thresholds a month after closing a public consultation on the proposed guidance. The transposition of the EU Damages Directive encouraged a number of countries across Europe to update their competition laws more broadly, amid concerns that the existing rules do […]

US: Judge dismisses saline solution antitrust case

US: Judge dismisses saline solution antitrust case

A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class action accusing Baxter International and Hospira of conspiring to manufacture an artificial shortage of intravenous saline solution in order to increase prices, reported Reuters. US District Judge John Tharp in Chicago on Thursday agreed with the saline solution suppliers that plaintiffs’ theory that the companies used bogus […]

The Proof on the Quantification of the Damage in Assumptions of Defense of Competition. (Spanish Law)

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Proof on the Quantification of the Damage in Assumptions of Defense of Competition. (Spanish Law) By Enrique Sanjuan (University of Malaga)  In the present work, we focus on the test on the quantification of damages in cases of private actions for infringements of competition law and on the […]

Vietnam: Gov issues new law on competition

Vietnam: Gov issues new law on competition

The National Assembly of Vietnam passed an updated version of the Law on Competition on June 12, 2018. The new law governs merger control and anti-competitive activities in the Vietnam market and will take effect on July 1, 2019, replacing the current Law on Competition of 2004. One of the notable changes of the new […]

EU: Comcast gains unconditional antitrust approval to buy Sky

EU: Comcast gains unconditional antitrust approval to buy Sky

EU antitrust regulators have given the green light to US cable company Comcast’s plan to acquire European pay-TV group Sky without demanding concessions. “The proposed transaction would lead to only a limited increase in Sky’s existing share of the markets for the acquisition of TV content, as well as in the market for the wholesale […]

China: No merger for Airbnb & Tujia

China: No merger for Airbnb & Tujia

Tujia.com, Airbnb’s equivalent in the China market, denied the rumor of a possible merger, stating that the two short-term rental service platforms have not been in any form of contact. In January 2017, Airbnb Inc. negotiated with Tujia, its Chinese competitor, on a possible merger but pulled out at the last minute, as Bloomberg reported. […]

EU: Qualcomm request court to overturn US$1.2b antitrust fine

EU: Qualcomm request court to overturn US$1.2b antitrust fine

Qualcomm is asking the European Union’s General Court to strike down or substantially reduce a €997 million (US$1.2 billion) antitrust fine over payments made to Apple to ensure only its chips were used in iPhones and iPads, reported Bloomberg. A short summary of the company’s legal arguments for the court appeal filed in April was […]

Canada: Boswell appointed as interim competition commissioner

Canada: Boswell appointed as interim competition commissioner

Matthew Boswell has been appointed as Canada’s interim Commissioner of Competition, marking the end to John Pecman’s 34 years at the Competition Bureau. Mr. Boswell joined the Competition Bureau in 2011 and has been Senior Deputy Commissioner since September 2012. Mr. Boswell worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Toronto, prosecuting all types of criminal […]

UK: Ofgem alleges energy firms breached competition law

UK: Ofgem alleges energy firms breached competition law

  UK energy regulator Ofgem has alleged that energy suppliers Economy Energy and ‘E’ (Gas and Electricity), along with consultancy firm Dyball Associates, have breached competition law. The regulator has issued a statement of objections, under the Competition Act 1998, to the companies. It alleges Economy Energy, ‘E’ (Gas and Electricity) and Dyball Associates had […]

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