Competition Policy in Consumer Financial Services: The Disparate Regulation of Online Marketplace Lenders and Banks

Thomas P. Brown and Molly E. Swartz, March 20, 2016 In October 2014, Washington D.C. City Council passed legislation that effectively allowed Uber to operate in the District. David Plouffe, formerly an advisor to the President and now an executive with Uber, greeted the new legislation with the following observation: Obviously what we’re doing doesn’t […]

U.S.-China Antitrust Cooperation: Onward and Upward

Dina Kallay, Feb 28, 2011 This brief note highlights some ongoing antitrust cooperation between the United States and China. Over the past twenty years, the rapid growth in the number of jurisdictions with antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement agencies has boosted the importance of cooperation among antitrust agencies. Cooperation aims to ensure sound antitrust enforcement […]

Bringing Antitrust’s Economic and Institutional Limits to the FTC’s Consumer Protection Authority

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Geoffrey Manne, May 13, 2014 In 1914 Congress gave the U.S. Federal Trade Commission sweeping jurisdiction and broad powers to enforce flexible rules to ensure that it would have the ability to serve as the regulator of trade and business that Congress intended […]

MOFCOM Publishes Interim Regulations on Standards for Simple Mergers and Requests Public Comments

Beth Farmer, Jun 18, 2013 CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) presents: MOFCOM Publishes Interim Regulations on Standards for Simple Mergers and Requests Public Comments – Beth Farmer (Professor of Law & International Affairs McQuaide Blasko Faculty Scholar, Penn State Law School) (Click here for a PDF version of the […]

New Year, New Project: Turning the Focus to Competition Policy for 2013

Eduardo Perez-Motta, Jan 29, 2013 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) New Year, New Project: Turning the Focus to Competition Policy for 2013 by Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexican Federal Competition Commission) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.)   This month the ICN launched a new project to […]

Liberalization of Closed Professions: Opening Pandora’s Box

George Zohios, Mar 30, 2011 On February 16, 2011, the Greek parliament plenary passed a bill on liberalizing so-called “closed professions.” The deregulation of closed professions, which has drawn strong criticism both from the opposition parties and members of the closed profession categories that will be opened, is one of the most important demands made […]

China’s New Conduct Rules Take Effect

Adrian Emch, Feb 28, 2011 Decoding the New Chinese Antitrust Rules Virtually in parallel with the arrival of the Chinese New Year, five new regulations implementing the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) came into effect on February 1, 2011.  The regulations were published by the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the State Administration for Industry […]

A Review of the Competition Law Implications of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Norman Neyrinck, Nicolas Petit, Feb 17, 2010 Most competition lawyers tend to view the entry into force of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”), which followed the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, as business as usual. While the cosmetics of European Union (“EU”) competition law have undeniably changed with the renumbering […]

Recent Developments in the Enforcement of Turkish Competition Law: Fines and Leniency Regulation

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jun 12, 2009 In February 2008, an amendment in “The Act on the Protection of Competition” (the Act) substantially changed the enforcement policy of Turkish Competition Board (“the Board”) by providing effective tools such as leniency and sanctions against individuals. In line with […]