Telecoms Mergers under the EU Merger Regulation: A New Frame of Reference?

Telecoms Mergers under the EU Merger Regulation: A New Frame of Reference?

By Antonio Bavasso & Dominic Long – The Commission has developed a rich decisional practice in response to a wave of consolidation in the telecoms sector. This gives rise to a number of interesting points on competition law and economics. In particular, a claim frequently made at the industry level is that, in the absence of […]

Healthcare Merger Antitrust Review: Increased Scrutiny for Any Provider Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Balto, James Kovacs, Jul 24, 2015 For nearly the last decade, there has been increased emphasis on controlling healthcare spending and costs in the United States. State and federal antitrust enforcement agencies have taken on a renewed focus of provider consolidation in […]

Competition Policy in Selection Markets

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Neale Mahoney, Andre Veiga, Glen Weyl, Oct 15, 2014 One of the oldest arguments against both competition and the policies promoting it is the problem of cream-skimming. In selectionmarkets, like insurance and finance, where some customers are cheaper to serve than others, competitors […]

Redefining Care and Competition Models in Health Care

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kenneth Field, Sep 30, 2014 Believe it or not, antitrust enforcers, health system executives, and the drafters of the Affordable Care Act all have the same goals in mind. Everyone involved seeks to ensure and increase access to high-quality, low-cost care for patients. […]

The Evolution of Efficiencies and Treatment of Quality of Care Defenses in Light of Changing Health Care Industry Dynamics

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Helen Kim, Dionne Lomax, Sep 30, 2014 The consolidation of health care markets and the impact of this consolidation on prices, costs, and quality, has been a hotly debated topic in the health care industry. Hospitals across the country are merging and acquiring […]

AT&T/T-Mobile: Does Efficiency Really Count?

FCCHoward Chang, David Evans, Richard Schmalensee, Oct 31, 2011 AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile faces two major court challenges: the Justice Department’s suit to block the deal and Sprint’s private suit. The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), which has overlapping jurisdiction in reviewing the transaction, has also expressed concerns. Addressing the Justice Department’s concerns, […]

Preserving Competition After the Banking Meltdown

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Albert A. Foer, Dec 15, 2008 The Great Banking Meltdown of 2008, which may yet metastasize into the Even Greater Depression, has already resulted in an unprecedented rearrangement of the financial services sector. Merrill Lynch and Countrywide Financial are now part of the […]

A Competitive Analysis of the Proposed XM-Sirius Satellite Radio Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Paul Larkin, Jul 26, 2007 On February 19, 2007, America’s two satellite radio companies -XM, based in Washington, D.C., and Sirius, based in New York City- proposed a merger of the two firms. The union would be accomplished by an exchange of shares […]