World: G7 announces common understanding on the digital economy

World: G7 announces common understanding on the digital economy

The G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met on July 17-18, 2019 in Chantilly, France. The United States was represented by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. One of the items on the agenda was Competition and the Digital Economy. In preparation for this meeting, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim met on June 5 […]

ICN’s Framework for Competition Agency Procedures, Part 1: What does the CAP mean for the ICN today?

ICN’s Framework for Competition Agency Procedures, Part 1: What does the CAP mean for the ICN today?

ICN’s Framework for Competition Agency Procedures, Part 1: What does the CAP mean for the ICN today? – By Paul O’Brien (Federal Trade Commission)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   On April 5, 2019, the ICN announced that it was creating a “Framework for Competition Agency Procedures,” referred to as the CAP.2 […]

Merger Review in the 2020s: Do Digitalization and Globalization Change the Analysis?

Merger Review in the 2020s: Do Digitalization and Globalization  Change the Analysis?

Merger Review in the 2020s: Do Digitalization and Globalization Change the Analysis? – By Toshiko Igarashi (Japan Fair Trade Commission)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article.   On November 7 and 8, 2018, ICN Merger Working Group held the fifteenth ICN Merger Workshop, in Tokyo, hosted by the Japan Fair Trade Commission. Over […]

The Enduring Vitality of Comity in a Globalized World

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Enduring Vitality of Comity in a Globalized World By Douglas H. Ginsburg & John Taladay Consideration of comity in antitrust cases is more important than ever. The global proliferation of competition law enforcement agencies has produced profound effects. Most are highly beneficial for consumers at a local level, but these […]

No One Is Innocent In The Global Game of Monopoly

Posted by Bloomberg No One Is Innocent In The Global Game of Monopoly By Ferdinando Giugliano  Europe shouldn’t be smug about market dominance. It’s not just a Silicon Valley thing. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, has a reputation for being one of the world’s most committed trustbusters. From Apple Inc, to Alphabet Inc, the […]

Report on the ICN’s 17th annual conference

Report on the ICN’s 17th annual conference

Report on the ICN’s 17th annual conference – By Olaf Wrede (Bundeskartellamt) Click here for a PDF version of the article.   The International Competition Network (ICN) held its 17th annual conference on March 21-23, 2018, hosted by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Nearly 500 participants from more than 70 jurisdictions attended the conference, including representatives […]

Cartel Detection and Duration Worldwide, II

John M. Connor, Sep 28, 2011 In the old days-before price-fixing became illegal nearly everywhere-cartels operated in the public sphere. In some cases, the formation of a new cartel would be trumpeted to the business press because after a disastrous decline in prices, the market needed to be “stabilized.” Sometimes these saviors of industries would […]

Extraterritoriality and Input Cartels: Life in the Global Value Lane—The Collision Course with Empagran and How to Avert It

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Eleanor Fox, Sep 17, 2014 There is a looming danger that judge-made exceptions from U.S. antitrust law for foreign conduct are swallowing the proscriptions of the Sherman Act against modern-style international cartels. The danger has raised its head in the context of input […]

Balancing Fairness and Efficiency in the Globalized Competition Law Enforcement: Insights from JFTC Experiences

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Toshiaki Takigawa, Jun 16, 2014 A competition agency’s decision, consisting of a remedy and a fine, causes serious consequences for the targeted firm. Firms (and other respondents) therefore are empowered to appeal to the courts against an agency’s decision. This judicial appeal constitutes […]

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