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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network
    Takayuki Mizuno (National Institute of Informatics), Wataru Souma (Nihon University) and Tsutomu Watanabe (The University of Tokyo) describe The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Networks. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we investigate the…
  • Apr 23

    Cooperation and competition in markets with network externalities or learning curve

    Cooperation and competition in markets with network externalities or learning curve
    Karl Morasch (Munich) examines Cooperation and competition in markets with network externalities or learning curves. ABSTRACT: The related phenomena of learning curve and network effects are quite common in oligopolistic markets. In this…
  • Apr 23

    Bargaining power in manufacturer-retailer relationship

    Bargaining power in manufacturer-retailer relationship
    Haucap, Justus; Heimeshoff, Ulrich; Klein, Gordon J.; Rickert, Dennis; and Wey, Christian discuss Bargaining power in manufacturer-retailer relationships. ABSTRACT: Research on bargaining power in vertical relationships is scarce. It remains…
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Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
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Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

Provides commentary on recent antitrust developments. By Matthew S. Wild.

http://antitrustcommentary.com
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Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
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Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Power Conference Commissioners Discuss Legal Threat

    Power Conference Commissioners Discuss Legal Threat
    On March 17, 2014, sports labor attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, filed suit against the NCAA and five power conferences, alleging that capping player compensation at the cost of a scholarship is an antitrust violation.  The lawsuit argues that…
  • Apr 11

    UK Competition Authority Launches Advisory Tool on Vertical and Horizontal Agreement

    UK Competition Authority Launches Advisory Tool on Vertical and Horizontal Agreement
    Last week, the newly-established UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), its main anti-trust and consumer protection agency, announced an advisory process to provide guidance to businesses on the application of competition…
  • Apr 8

    China Ease M&A Rules in Insurance

    China Ease M&A Rules in Insurance
    On April 8, 2014, China’s Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC”) announced that it is relaxing merger and acquisition (M&A) rules in the insurance industry. Specifically, CIRC scrapped the rule that would previously…
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Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Apr 15

    Barclays Settles Second LIBOR Mis-Selling Case

    Barclays Settles Second LIBOR Mis-Selling Case
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Natalia Mikolajczyk Barclays confirmed on Friday that it has settled another case alleging that it mis-sold LIBOR-tied derivative products. The lawsuit was filed by Domingos Da Silva…
  • Apr 14

    Credit Card Issuers Defeat Claims They Conspired To Use Arbitration to Block Class Action

    Credit Card Issuers Defeat Claims They Conspired To Use Arbitration to Block Class Action
    By Owen Glist American Express, Chase, and Discover have prevailed in a bench trial of a class action charging that the nation’s largest credit card issuers illegally agreed to prevent cardholders from using class actions to sue…
  • Apr 9

    Barclays Settles First LIBOR “Test Case”

    Barclays Settles First LIBOR “Test Case”
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Michael Petrides Barclays announced on Monday that it has reached an out of court settlement of British LIBOR-related litigation with Graiseley Properties, owner of Guardian Care Homes…
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AntitrustConnect Blog

AntitrustConnect Blog

Covers antitrust developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://antitrustconnect.com/
  • Apr 14

    Is the FTC Changing Its Intellectual Property Rights Policy?

    Is the FTC Changing Its Intellectual Property Rights Policy?
    Schiff Hardin LLPSchiff Hardin LLP Commissioner Josh Wright of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission certainly is the gift that keeps on giving to antitrust commentators.  Rarely do many weeks go by without a Wright speech or dissenting…
  • Apr 9

    McSweeny Confirmed by Senate to Fill Vacancy at FTC, Will Give Democratic Majority to Commission

    McSweeny Confirmed by Senate to Fill Vacancy at FTC, Will Give Democratic Majority to Commission
    Wolters Kluwer Law & BusinessWolters Kluwer Law & Business The Federal Trade Commission will soon be back to having a full complement of five commissioners. Today, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 95 to 1, confirmed Terrell McSweeny to…
  • Apr 3

    Enforcers Update Spring Meeting Attendees on Latest Antitrust Development

    Enforcers Update Spring Meeting Attendees on Latest Antitrust Development
    Wolters Kluwer Law & BusinessWolters Kluwer Law & Business In case you missed some of those morning sessions at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting last week, here are some of the highlights from the…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Associations: “Why Adopt a Competition Compliance Program?”

    Associations: “Why Adopt a Competition Compliance Program?”
    April 20, 2014 Recently I was asked why an association should have a competition compliance program.  Sometimes I am asked why a company, association or other organization should have a compliance program.  And others, I am asked…
  • Apr 19

    Association Compliance: “Why Do We Need A Competition Compliance Program?”

    Association Compliance: “Why Do We Need A Competition Compliance Program?”
    April 19, 2014 Recently I was asked why an association should have a competition compliance program.  Sometimes I am asked why a company, association or other organization should have a compliance program.  And others, I am asked…
  • Apr 18

    Trade-marks: Proposed Changes to Canada’s Trademark Law

    Trade-marks: Proposed Changes to Canada’s Trademark Law
    April 18, 2014 Guest post by Andrei Mincov (Trademark Factory – reprinted with permission) As many of you know, the Federal Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, No. 1. Among the changes to almost 40…
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Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
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Critical Competition

Critical Competition

Covers competition law enforcement in India.

http://criticalcompetition.com
  • Dec 19

    Commission’s order in the complaint filed against All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD)

    Commission’s order in the complaint filed against All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD)
    The order can be accessed here. The facts and the certain issues in the said matter to be noted are discussed below:  Facts  The complaint was filed by M/s. Peeveear Agencies alleging that the All India Organization of Chemists…
  • Dec 10

    Individual Liability for Competition Law Violation

    Individual Liability for Competition Law Violation
    At para 20 of the order of the Competition Commission of India in the complaint filed by Micromax against Ericsson, the Commission not only directed the Director General to investigate if Ericsson has violated the Competition Act but also to…
  • Dec 10

    FRANDLY WARS

    FRANDLY WARS
    India’s mobile handset maker Micromax has filed a complaint against the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to the Competition Commission of India  for abusing its dominant position by  charging unfair, discriminatory…
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Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Domain Dispatches: NETmundial Is Right Around The Corner

    Domain Dispatches: NETmundial Is Right Around The Corner
    On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil will host NETmundial – the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance. Approximately 800 people will descend on Sao Paulo to spend two days and nights discussing,…
  • Apr 17

    Federal Circuit Decision Settles GAO/COFC Split on Agency's Use of Cooperative Agreement

    Federal Circuit Decision Settles GAO/COFC Split on Agency's Use of Cooperative Agreement
    This post was written by Carlos A. Valdivia and Gunjan Talati. In March, the Federal Circuit settled a split between the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") and the Court of Federal Claims that focused on the gray area between…
  • Apr 16

    DC Circuit Invalidates Conflict Mineral Reporting Regulation

    DC Circuit Invalidates Conflict Mineral Reporting Regulation
    This post was written by Jeffrey Orenstein. This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the Security and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) final rule concerning “conflict mineral” disclosures…
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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 23

    Can we do better?

    Can we do better?
    Chief Justice Strine's recent article in the Columbia Law Review, Can We Do Better By Ordinary Investors? has gotten a lot of ink recently. For those of you who don't have access to the CLR, you can download a copy...
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
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My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Digital Content Producers (Still) Lack Antitrust Standing to Sue Wireless Carriers Over MMS

    Digital Content Producers (Still) Lack Antitrust Standing to Sue Wireless Carriers Over MMS
    In a prior post, I covered the district court’s decision in Davis v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.  There, the Central District of California dismissed antitrust claims against various wireless telephone companies and other…
  • Apr 8

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist
    It’s difficult.  Despite a valiant effort, the defendants in In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 47181 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2014) (Koh, J.), failed to exclude the expert testimony of…
  • Mar 31

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP
    I’m pleased to have spoken today to a group of law students at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law on the intersection of antitrust and IP law.  It was nice to see an almost-full lecture hall — lots of…
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Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
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The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Antitrust Laws Encourage Stealing

    The Antitrust Laws Encourage Stealing
    That’s right, the antitrust laws care so much about competition that they even prohibit agreements among competitors to not steal. In a society that morally condemns stealing, this is counter-intuitive (and a good reason to learn a…
  • Apr 16

    The Problem with Conduct Remedies for the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The Problem with Conduct Remedies for the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
    Antitrust attorneys do everything that a lawyer can do: They litigate in both courts and agencies; they counsel clients; and they participate in mergers & acquisitions. If you are a young lawyer or law student that can’t decide what…
  • Apr 10

    Classic Antitrust Cases: National Society of Professional Engineers v. United States, 435 U.S. 679 (1978)

    Classic Antitrust Cases: National Society of Professional Engineers v. United States, 435 U.S. 679 (1978)
    As an antitrust attorney, over time you see the same major cases cited again and again. It is only natural that you develop favorites. Here at The Antitrust Attorney Blog, we will, from time-to-time, highlight some of the “Classic…
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Trade Regulation Talk

Trade Regulation Talk

Covers antitrust, consumer protection, franchising, advertising, privacy, and civil RICO law. By John W. Arden.

http://traderegulation.blogspot.com/
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Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
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