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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/
  • Jul 22

    The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Merger

    The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Merger
    Leemore Dafny; Kate Ho and Robin S. Lee examine The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Mergers. ABSTRACT: So-called "horizontal mergers" of hospitals in the same geographic market have garnered significant attention from…
  • Jul 22

    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (5th Edition)

    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (5th Edition)
    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases By: Ariel Ezrachi See larger image Published: 19-09-2016 Format: PDF eBook (?) Edition: 5th Extent: 910 ISBN: 9781509909858 Imprint: Hart Publishing RRP: £39.99 Request Inspection…
  • Jul 22

    Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupon

    Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupon
    Jean-Pierre H. Dube, Zheng Fang, Nathan Fong and Xueming Luo experiment with Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupons. ABSTRACT: We conduct a large-scale field experiment to study competitive price discrimination in a duopoly…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 111

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
  • May 18

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction
    As a direct result of nuclear and ballistic weapons tests conducted by the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of North Korea earlier this year, the United Nations, the European Union and the United States imposed increased sanctions against…
  • Apr 25

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair
    The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it will now require all covered drugs under the Veterans Health Care Act to be offered on Federal Supply Schedule contracts, regardless of whether they meet the “country of…
  • Apr 1

    OCC’s White Paper Addresses Responsiveness to FinTech Innovation

    OCC’s White Paper Addresses Responsiveness to FinTech Innovation
    On March 31, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) issued its much-anticipated white paper on the growing intersection between financial services and technology, or “FinTech.”  In this white…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
  • Jul 14

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market
    This posting was written by Jeffrey May, J.D.A group of authors, and the American Booksellers Association—a trade association representing independently-owned bookstores—are asking the Department of Justice to scrutinize the…
  • Jul 7

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee
    This story was written by Edward L. Puzzo, J.D.Texas has enacted legislation, effective September 1, 2015, specifying that franchisors will not be considered to be the employers of--or in a co-employment relationship with--either franchisees…
  • May 2

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012
    This posting was written by Tobias J. Gillett, Contributor to Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily. The number of mergers reported under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012…
Rank this Week: 572

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    New International Online Reviews and Endorsements Guidelines Give Practical Guidance to Marketers, Reflect Competition Bureau Policie

    New International Online Reviews and Endorsements Guidelines Give Practical Guidance to Marketers, Reflect Competition Bureau Policie
    Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition July 18, 2016 This Featured Update discusses the recent Online Reviews and Endorsements Guidelines issued by the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN). It includes a…
  • Jul 15

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest
    July 15, 2016 Promotional contests in Canada are largely governed by the federal Competition Act, Criminal Code and contract law. Other laws can also apply depending on the type of contest, including privacy, anti-spam and intellectual…
  • Jul 15

    Responding to Online Brand Attack

    Responding to Online Brand Attack
    July 15, 2016 Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law) Online threats to commercial reputations are on the rise. These include “attack sites”, “gripe sites” (e.g., RipOff Report), cyber-libel via social media, domain…
Rank this Week: 589

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    FTC Stands Down in Latest Head-to-Head Battle Between Federal and State Oversight of Healthcare Collaboration

    FTC Stands Down in Latest Head-to-Head Battle Between Federal and State Oversight of Healthcare Collaboration
    In what will undoubtedly be seen by all interested parties as a significant setback in the Federal Trade Commission’s active opposition to potentially anticompetitive healthcare collaborations, the FTC voted unanimously on Wednesday to…
  • Jun 30

    Maximum Civil Penalties for HSR Violations to Increase to $40,000 per Day

    Maximum Civil Penalties for HSR Violations to Increase to $40,000 per Day
    For parties considering a merger or other transaction, the civil penalties for failing to comply with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) are about to increase significantly. On June 29, 2016, the…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Here We Come (or Go)

    Brexit, Here We Come (or Go)
    The UK people have voted to leave the European Union. Although there is no constitutional duty to leave the Union as a result, politically this is likely going to happen. Change will not be immediate and happen over time. Companies are well…
Rank this Week: 653

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/
Rank this Week: 765

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Jul 22

    Department of Justice Moves Mega Beer Merger One Round Closer

    Department of Justice Moves Mega Beer Merger One Round Closer
    By Matthew Vaccaro U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) antitrust officials have approved Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (“ABI”) $107 billion takeover of SABMiller, on condition that ABI divest substantial assets, agree to…
  • Jul 19

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Google Faces New Round of Antitrust Charges in Europe.  When it comes to Europe’s lengthy investigations into Google,…
  • Jul 18

    Health Plan Members Convince Ninth Circuit to Revive Antitrust Class Action Against Dominant Northern California Healthcare Provider Sutter Health

    Health Plan Members Convince Ninth Circuit to Revive Antitrust Class Action Against Dominant Northern California Healthcare Provider Sutter Health
    By Rosa M. Morales An antitrust class action challenging the dominance of healthcare provider Sutter Health in Northern California received a new lease on life Friday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that…
Rank this Week: 1206

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1555

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Jun 2

    Preventing Competitive Harm In AB InBev-SABMiller Merger

    Preventing Competitive Harm In AB InBev-SABMiller Merger
    Andre P. Barlow Few missions are as important to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division as preventing anti-competitive mergers or permitting them with adequate conditions to prevent competitive harm. After all, a merger is…
  • May 31

    AAI, FWW and NFU Urge DOJ to Challenge Dow/DuPont Merger

    AAI, FWW and NFU Urge DOJ to Challenge Dow/DuPont Merger
    On May 31, 2016, the American Antitrust Institute (“AAI”), Food & Water Watch (“FWW”) and National Farmers Union (“NFU”) sent a letter to the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Renata Hesse,…
  • May 19

    DOJ Approves Charter’s Acquisition of TWC With Behavioral Condition

    DOJ Approves Charter’s Acquisition of TWC With Behavioral Condition
    On April 25, 2016, the DOJ entered into settlement agreement approving Charter Communications, Inc.’s (“Charter”) acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (“TWC”) and its related acquisition of Bright House…
Rank this Week: 1588

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.
Rank this Week: 1848

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/
Rank this Week: 1959

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Jul 22

    Court Awards $3M Sanction and Adverse Inference for Spoliation in Antitrust Case

    Court Awards $3M Sanction and Adverse Inference for Spoliation in Antitrust Case
    On July 6, 2016, Judge Leonard P. Stark, of the federal district court in Delaware, ordered a $3 million punitive monetary sanction, and an adverse inference jury instruction, against antitrust defendant Plantronics after finding that a…
  • Jul 18

    ValueAct Settlement Marks Record Penalty in Heightened Agency Efforts Against HSR Act Violation

    ValueAct Settlement Marks Record Penalty in Heightened Agency Efforts Against HSR Act Violation
    Where is the line drawn between acquisitions of securities made “solely for the purpose of investment” on one hand, and influencing control, thereby requiring regulatory approval, on the other hand? That is the central cautionary…
  • Jul 15

    Price Signalling Can Put Companies in Hot Water in the EU

    Price Signalling Can Put Companies in Hot Water in the EU
    The long list of practices violating EU competition law just got longer: in Container Shipping, the European Commission confirmed that the unilateral publishing of pricing information, in public media, can violate Article 101 TFEU.[1] In…
Rank this Week: 2449

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/
Rank this Week: 4148

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

Covers antitrust and consumer protection. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Jul 22

    Craft brew drinkers’ private action at crossroads as DOJ approves beer merger

    Craft brew drinkers’ private action at crossroads as DOJ approves beer merger
    Soon your Miller Lite will be brewed by a new company. Last December, we wrote about a complaint filed by craft beer drinkers in an effort to block the merger between brewing titans Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI) and SABMiller. The post pointed…
  • Jul 18

    Part one: Privacy matter

    Part one: Privacy matter
    In this three-part series, Jay speaks with attorneys across Porter Wright’s departments and practices about privacy and data security. Today’s podcast begins with Christina Hultsch who talks about the options available for…
  • Jul 11

    Antitrust & politics: A match made in…

    Antitrust & politics: A match made in…
    After eight years of antitrust enforcement under the Obama administration that some consider robust, while others are more critical, it is fair to wonder what we can expect from a Trump or Clinton administration. Of course, it is often…
Rank this Week: 4252

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
  • Jul 19

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016
    According to MergerMarket’s Monthly M&A Insider Report, global M&A activity continued to wane throughout May 2016, maintaining the trend reported on earlier this year. May 2016 resulted in a total of 1,054 deals worth an…
Rank this Week: 4529

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4570