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Open for Business Cartel Enforcement and the Procurement Collusion Strike Force’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Open for Business: Cartel Enforcement and the Procurement Collusion Strike Force’s...

A global pandemic and economic disruption make effective deterrence, detection, and prosecution of cartels more important than ever. While COVID-19 is a novel virus,...
Cartels as Crisis Management Why Collusion May Be Inevitable During Economic Downturns

Cartels as Crisis Management: Why Collusion May Be Inevitable During Economic...

The impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been relentless, both from direct affliction with the virus itself and from the economic downturn devastating...
Epic Fail Why It Is Better to Focus on a Competitive Effects Analysis Than the Failing Firm Defense

Epic Fail: Why It Is Better to Focus on a Competitive...

The failing firm defense is the fortune cookie of merger analysis: prevalent in merging parties’ advocacy, tantalizingly full of potential, but in the end,...
Failing Firm Analysis and the Current Economic Downturn

Failing Firm Analysis and the Current Economic Downturn

This is not the first time, even in recent memory, that large numbers of firms in our economy were suffering from a severe economic...
Pandemic Economic Crisis and the Failing Firm Defense

Pandemic, Economic Crisis, and the Failing Firm Defense

The profound economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause the failure of a number of firms and possible consolidation in...
The Failing Firm Defense Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis

The Failing Firm Defense in Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis: Is...

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of economic activity and competition law was not spared. Regulators around the world had to deal...
Canadian Merger Review Assessing Failing Firm Claims Market Conditions Disrupted by COVID-19

Canadian Merger Review: Assessing Failing Firm Claims in Market Conditions Disrupted...

The disruption of the economy due to COVID-19 is leading some companies to experience financial difficulties and struggle for survival. It is not unlikely...
Failing Firm Doctrine During COVID-19 South Africa

The Failing Firm Doctrine During COVID-19: A Perspective from South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to result in a large number of firms facing financial distress. This will likely lead to increased merger notifications...
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Poland Creates Safeguards against Non-EU Takeovers

The Polish government has approved regulations aimed at making it difficult for investors from outside the European Union to take over companies cheaply that...
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Competition Policy After COVID-19

By Ismael Beltrán Prado (Colombian Competition Authority)1   We are saturated with COVID-19 related news and articles. It is impossible not to think about how to...

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