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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/
  • Jun 29

    Measuring Competition Intensity; An Application to Air/HSR Transport Market

    Measuring Competition Intensity; An Application to Air/HSR Transport Market
    Christiaan Behrens (VU University Amsterdam) and Mark Leijsen (VU University Amsterdam) are Measuring Competition Intensity; An Application to Air/HSR Transport Markets. ABSTRACT: We develop a method to measure the intensity of competition…
  • Jun 29

    Airline Price Discrimination

    Airline Price Discrimination
    Brian Stacey explores Airline Price Discrimination. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination enjoys a long history in the airline industry. Borenstein (1989) discusses price discrimination through frequent flyer programs from 1985 as related to the…
  • Jun 29

    Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation - July 28, 2016

    Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation - July 28, 2016
    Navigating the New Matchmaker Economy: The Role of Antitrust and Regulation July 28 - 12pm-2pm George Washington Competition Law Center George Washington Law School- FCC Room 2000 H Street, N.W, Washington, DC 20052 Keynote Speakers David S.…
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/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare
    A key issue raised by the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) – popularly referred to as Brexit – is its implications for competition and economic welfare.  The competition issue is rather…
  • Jun 21

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution
    In a Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum released today, I explore both the “constitutionalist” as well as utilitarian, economic-welfare-oriented justifications for robust U.S. patent and copyright systems.  The Memorandum…
  • Jun 21

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson
    I’m delighted to announce that David Olson will be guest blogging at Truth on the Market this summer. David is an Associate Professor at Boston College Law School. He teaches antitrust, patents, and intellectual property law.…
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: 296

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/
  • Jun 20

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition June 20, 2016 This update discusses the Competition Tribunal’s recent Kobo decision, which clarifies the substantive requirements for consent agreements.  This update…
  • Jun 2

    Responding to Online Brand Attack

    Responding to Online Brand Attack
    June 2, 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 name…
  • May 27

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement
    May 27, 2016 Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced two final settlements in its four-year year litigation against Canada’s major telecoms and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). See: Bell…
Rank this Week: 588

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 652

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: 762

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Jun 29

    Brexit: The Long Road Ahead

    Brexit: The Long Road Ahead
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By James Ashe-Taylor  Less than a week after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the vote to “Leave” has settled…
  • Jun 27

    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. Merging UK Firms Face More Costs, Bureaucracy with Brexit.  British companies planning mergers with EU peers will face more…
  • Jun 22

    Geographic Market Definition Trips Up FTC As Federal Court Rejects Challenge To Advocate-NorthShore Hospital Merger

    Geographic Market Definition Trips Up FTC As Federal Court Rejects Challenge To Advocate-NorthShore Hospital Merger
    By James J. Kovacs The loss of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) in a hospital merger case in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois last week highlights just how tricky defining a proper geographic…
Rank this Week: 1206

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1552

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: 1586

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: 1844

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/
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/
  • Jun 20

    DOJ challenges healthcare system’s use of anti-steering clause

    DOJ challenges healthcare system’s use of anti-steering clause
    In its continuing fight against rising healthcare costs, the Justice Department (DOJ) has sued Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest healthcare system for using a common healthcare contracting tool, the anti-steering clause. U.S. and the…
  • Jun 9

    New FDA food safety rule spans stakeholders from farm to fork

    New FDA food safety rule spans stakeholders from farm to fork
    My colleagues Brian Augustine and Phil Calabrese recently authored an informative piece on a new FDA rule which impacts stakeholders in the food, transportation and hospitality industries. As many in the agribusiness will find this of…
  • May 23

    Consumer data breache

    Consumer data breache
    What happens if your personally identifiable information is stolen, but no harm has come to you…yet? Do the eyes of the court feel that simply the fear of harm warrants relief? Jay and Ryan Graham discuss the differing decisions to…
Rank this Week: 4246

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/
  • Jun 28

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe
    We have previously reported on human capital considerations in M&A transactions; in this post we consider how corporate culture affects a deal’s possibility of success. While qualitative considerations often sit on the backburner in…
  • Jun 21

    Corporate residency for tax purpose

    Corporate residency for tax purpose
    A corporation that is resident in Canada for Canadian income tax purposes is subject to Canadian income tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, corporations that are not resident in Canada are only subject to Canadian income tax on…
  • Jun 15

    M&A update in the global metals industry

    M&A update in the global metals industry
    In the past, we reported on PwC’s ongoing analysis on M&A activity in the global metals industry. PwC released its most recent report in the series, entitled “Forging Ahead: First-quarter 2016 global metals industry…
Rank this Week: 4533

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4586