Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (“ECN Plus Directive”)

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council  to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (“ECN Plus Directive”)

January 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (“ECN Plus Directive”) By Florian Wagner-von Papp […]

The Omega Man or The Isolation of U.S. Antitrust Law

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Omega Man or The Isolation of U.S. Antitrust Law By Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola University of Chicago)   There is a classic science fiction novel and film that present a metaphor for the isolation of United States antitrust law in the current global context. Richard Mathiesson’s 1954 classic […]

Summary of FTC Hearing #7: Algorithms, AI, and Predictive Analytics

Summary of FTC Hearing #7: Algorithms, AI, and Predictive Analytics

December 2018 Summary of FTC Hearing #7: Algorithms, AI, and Predictive Analytics By Norman Armstrong, Jr. and Albert Kim (King & Spalding)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction The FTC continued its Hearings Initiative with a two-day hearing at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. on November 13-14. […]

FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement

FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement

November 2018 FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement By Blair Kuykendall (Dechert)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   The FTC hosted two panels on November 1st to discuss the future of vertical merger enforcement as part of its “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” […]

The Rise and (Potential) Fall of US Cartel Enforcement

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Rise and (Potential) Fall of US Cartel Enforcement By Vivek Ghosal (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) & D. Daniel Sokol (University of Florida) Government enforcement against collusion, now viewed by the Supreme Court as the “supreme evil” in antitrust, has gone through various phases of enforcement. There have been periods in […]

Corporate Financial Penalties for Cartel Conduct in Australia: A Critique

Posted by Social Science Research Network Corporate Financial Penalties for Cartel Conduct in Australia: A Critique By Caron Beaton-Wells & Julie N. Clarke (Melbourne Law School) Moves are afoot to review the approach taken to assessment of civil penalties for contraventions of Australia’s competition laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made it clear […]

Is EU Merger Control Used for Protectionism? An Empirical Analysis

Posted by Social Science Research Network Is EU Merger Control Used for Protectionism? An Empirical Analysis By Anu Bradford, Robert J. Jackson Jr. & Jonathon Zytnick (Columbia University) Abstract:     The European Commission has often used its merger-review power to challenge high-profile acquisitions involving non-EU companies, giving rise to concerns that its competition authority has […]

Collusion: Is it Really that Bad?

Posted by Social Science Research Network Collusion: Is it Really that Bad? By Adriaan Ten Kate Sr. Abstract:     Collusion, particularly collusion is in the form of hardcore cartel behavior, is the worst antitrust offense of all. People engaging in such conduct should be punished severely. That is the consensus among antitrust officials. I argue […]

Diagonal Public Enforcement

Posted by Social Science Research Network Diagonal Public Enforcement By Zachary D. Clopton (Cornell Law School) Abstract:     Civics class teaches the traditional mode of law enforcement: the legislature adopts a regulatory statute and the executive enforces it in the courts. But in an increasingly interconnected world, a nontraditional form of regulatory litigation is […]

The Future of Transnational Self-Regulation ― Enforcement and Compliance in Professional Services

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Future of Transnational Self-Regulation ― Enforcement and Compliance in Professional Services By Panagiotis Delimatsis (TILEC) Abstract:     The increased expansion of economic activity beyond national borders leads to a shift of regulatory power. Public authorities concede power, explicitly or tacitly, to private bodies, whereas the multilayered ecology of […]

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