Ten Things To Know About The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry

Ten Things To Know About The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry

August 2019 CPI Oceania Column edited by Sam Sadden (CPI) presents: Ten Things To Know About The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry By Prof. Caron Beaton-Wells (University of Melbourne)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   On July 26, 2019 the much-anticipated final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) in […]

Australia: ACCC reports “holistic, dynamic reforms needed” to address digital platforms

Australia: ACCC reports “holistic, dynamic reforms needed” to address digital platforms

On Friday, July 26, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) posted the final report of its Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report contains 23 recommendations, spanning competition law, consumer protection, media regulation and privacy law, reflecting the intersection of issues arising from the growth of digital platforms. “Our recommendations are comprehensive and forward looking and […]

Attention and the Law

Posted by Social Science Research Network Attention and the Law By John M. Newman (University of Miami) Abstract:   Human attention has become one of the most scarce, and therefore most valuable, resources in modern economies. Yet current legal doctrine and discourse pay far too little attention to attention. As a result, different bodies of […]

UK: Business Secretary: Competition rules need to change

UK: Business Secretary: Competition rules need to change

British Business Secretary Greg Clark said Thursday, July 18, that competition rules must change as platforms and big data are disrupting the basic plumbing of markets – and despite the huge benefits they have brought, sometimes create new forms of harm, especially for ordinary consumers. Speaking at the Social Market Foundation in London, Mr Clark […]

India: Panel to review Competition Law

India: Panel to review Competition Law

The Indian government has constituted a panel to review the competition law, an official release stated Sunday, September 30, “The committee would review the Competition Act, Rules & Regulations, in view of [the] changing business environment and bring necessary changes, if required.” The nine-member committee chaired by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas includes Insolvency and […]

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

September 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?) By Rupprecht Podszun (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Germany […]

Philippines: PCC Chairman supports new antitrust body

Philippines: PCC Chairman supports new antitrust body

Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chairman Arsenio Balisacan said on Friday, July 20, that he backs the creation of a Federal Competition Commission under the Consultative Committee’s proposed constitution. Currently, the Philippines’ Consultative Committee formally turned over its proposed draft constitution to President Rodrigo Duterte. Under the proposed draft constitution, the PCC would be replaced with […]

2008-2018: A Retrospect of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement System and Prospect and Commentary on the New System

2008-2018: A Retrospect of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement System and Prospect and Commentary on the New System

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: 2008-2018: A Retrospect of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement System and Prospect and Commentary on the New System By Dr. John Wan  (Global Law Office, Beijing) Click here for a pdf version of this article.   On March 17th, 2018, the 1st Session of the 13th NPC […]

EU Merger Policy after the 2004 Reform: More Economic Approach, Fewer Challenges

Posted by Social Science Research Network EU Merger Policy after the 2004 Reform: More Economic Approach, Fewer Challenges By Federico Mini Abstract:     I conduct an empirical analysis of European Commission’s decisions on horizontal mergers before and after the 2004 reform, which introduced a “more economic approach” to merger control. The new approach did not […]

US: FTC announces improvements in transparency

US: FTC announces improvements in transparency

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced several internal process reforms in the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection that will streamline information requests and improve transparency in Commission investigations. In April of this year, Ohlhausen announced new internal Working Groups on Agency Reform and Efficiency to improve processes and efficiency so […]

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