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Some Reflections of a Former Competition Agency Head

Some Reflections of a Former Competition Agency Head

After 11 years as Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in this article Rod Sims reflects on a range of antitrust issues,...
Understanding Basic Principles and Facts About Antitrust to Create a Basis for Some (Any?) Consensus

Understanding Basic Principles and Facts About Antitrust to Create a Basis...

The debates around antitrust reform have sometimes involved participants taking extreme positions. In some sense, this is good because it helps attract attention and...
Looking Backwards and Forwards: What Does 25 Years of Competition Enforcement in the UK Tell Us about the Future?

Looking Backwards and Forwards: What Does 25 Years of Competition Enforcement...

August 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the draft Competition Bill in August 1997. Passing into law the following year, what...
6-REFORMING THE EUROPEAN-COMMISSION'S ENFORCEMENT OF CARTEL LAW THE CASE FOR INDIVIDUAL ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS Peter Whelan

Reforming the European Commission’s Enforcement of Cartel Law: The Case for...

Few would deny that the European Commission has an impressive track record with respect to anti-cartel enforcement. At present, however, a lacuna exists with...

The New Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China: Changes...

By Wei HAN & Liang LI*   On June 24, 2022, China passed the amended Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter the “Anti-Monopoly...
Dysfunction Junction: U.S. Merger Review Under the Biden Administration

Dysfunction Junction: U.S. Merger Review Under the Biden Administration

By Lindsey M. Edwards1   Introduction Antitrust enforcers, practitioners, and scholars descended upon Washington, D.C. this month for the ABA’s 70th Annual Section of Antitrust Law Spring...
Antitrust Chronicle - Biden's Antitrust - April 2022

Antitrust Chronicle – Biden’s Antitrust

Dear Readers, Antitrust has been subject to an unusual degree of public attention of late. In the U.S., President Biden has made antitrust enforcement a...
1- The Decline, Fall, and Renewal of U.S. Leadership in Antitrust Law and Policy

The Decline, Fall, and Renewal of U.S. Leadership in Antitrust Law...

The United States has lost its world leadership in antitrust, evidenced by its narrow conception of market power and its abuse.  This essay pinpoints...
2- A “Revitalization of Antitrust”: Tough Talk and Broad Promises in the First Year of the Biden Administration

A “Revitalization of Antitrust”: Tough Talk and Broad Promises in...

President Biden made vigorous antitrust enforcement a key pillar of his agenda during his first year in office, setting the tone himself in July...
3- Updating the Merger Guidelines: A Dynamic Reboot

Updating the Merger Guidelines: A Dynamic Reboot

In this article we offer a number of recommendations for updating the merger guidelines. Our comments address six distinct areas: (1) the guidelines’ structure, (2)...
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