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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/
  • Nov 25

    THE HIDDEN COSTS OF FREE GOODS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT

    THE HIDDEN COSTS OF FREE GOODS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT
    Michal Gal, University of Haifa and Daniel Rubinfeld, University of California, Berkeley have a new paper on THE HIDDEN COSTS OF FREE GOODS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT. ABSTRACT: Today a growing number of goods and services are…
  • Nov 25

    Substitution between fixed-line and mobile access: the role of complementaritie

    Substitution between fixed-line and mobile access: the role of complementaritie
    Lukasz Grzybowski, Telecom ParisTech & Frank Verboven, University of Leuven discuss Substitution between fixed-line and mobile access: the role of complementarities. ABSTRACT: We study substitution from fixed-line to mobile voice access,…
  • Nov 25

    How do Consumers Respond to Gasoline

    How do Consumers Respond to Gasoline
    David P. Byrne (Melbourne), Gordon Leslie (Stanford) and Roger Ware (Queens) ask How do Consumers Respond to Gasoline. ABSTRACT: This paper empirically studies how consumers respond to retail gasoline price cycles. Our analysis uses new…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Nov 25

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check
    Last week, the George Washington University Center for Regulatory Studies convened a Conference (GW Conference) on the Status of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United…
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Nov 25

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute
    Catan and Kahan have a paper on The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes. Lawyers and financial economists have fundamentally different views of anti-takeover statutes. While corporate lawyers and academics generally dismiss these…
  • Nov 24

    MFW's influence

    MFW's influence
    In a sign that Delaware's approach to going private transactions has some legs, an appellate court in NY recently applied the principles of MFW to a going private transaction, thereby aligning New York's law in this area with Delaware's.…
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
Rank this Week: 108

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
  • Nov 21

    Small Businesses Will Bear a Large Burden of Proposed EPA Water Rule

    Small Businesses Will Bear a Large Burden of Proposed EPA Water Rule
    This post was written by Christopher L. Rissetto and Robert Helland. The Public Policy & Infrastructure practice continues to monitor the rollout of the “Waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) rule proposed by the…
  • Nov 20

    FCA Enforcement: The Landscape After FX

    FCA Enforcement: The Landscape After FX
    This post was written by Eoin O'Shea. This briefing discusses the new approach of the UK’s regulator, the FCA, to regulatory enforcement of wholesale markets, as revealed by the recent settlements between the agency and five banks…
  • Nov 7

    Condensate Exports Raise Compliance Questions for Purchaser

    Condensate Exports Raise Compliance Questions for Purchaser
    This post was written by Jeffrey Orenstein. Recent press reports covering the sale and export of lightly processed condensate from the Eagle Ford Shale have characterized such transactions as a major test to the four-decade-long ban on crude…
Rank this Week: 282

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/
Rank this Week: 554

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

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: 759

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Nov 12

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?
    By Robert Schwartz Although President Obama has endorsed a specific approach to “net neutrality” – the principle that Internet service providers should treat all data on the Internet equally – the debate over whether…
  • Oct 30

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Yulia Tosheva and James Ashe-Taylor The European Commission has signalled that it is not dialing down its scrutiny of the telecommunications sector by imposing fines totalling 70…
  • Oct 29

    European Commission Settles Two Swiss Franc-Related Derivatives Investigation

    European Commission Settles Two Swiss Franc-Related Derivatives Investigation
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Ana Rojo Prada and James Ashe-Taylor The European Commission has settled two cartel investigations and sanctioned four major banks in the Swiss Franc-related derivatives market,…
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Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1553

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    President Obama Chimes in on the Net Neutrality Debate

    President Obama Chimes in on the Net Neutrality Debate
    On November 10, 2014, President Obama forcefully stated his position on net neutrality.  While acknowledging that the FCC is the agency that has the authority to create new rules protecting net neutrality, President Obama stated that the…
  • Nov 10

    MOFCOM’s Block of the P3 Network Shipping Alliance

    MOFCOM’s Block of the P3 Network Shipping Alliance
    On June 17, 2014, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) blocked the proposed P3 Network shipping alliance between Denmark’s AP Maller-Maersk (“Maersk”), Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Company…
  • Nov 10

    Antitrust Division Obtains Civil Penalties of $3.8 Million and Disgorgement of $1.15 Million for Illegal Gun Jumping

    Antitrust Division Obtains Civil Penalties of $3.8 Million and Disgorgement of $1.15 Million for Illegal Gun Jumping
    On November 7, 2014, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced that it obtained a $5 million settlement with Flakeboard America Limited; its parent companies, Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. and Inversiones…
Rank this Week: 1614

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: 1836

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/
  • Nov 19

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Three Billy Goats Gruff
    (You know . . .  the fairy tale about trolls.) This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study.  The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.” Some of they key…
  • Nov 5

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?

    Is the NCAA a Cartel?
    The usually good Planet Money program has an excellent recent podcast setting forth the arguments for and against the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] being an unlawful cartel.
  • Oct 13

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?
    Franklin Foer, at the New Republic, argues that the answer is yes.  The alleged “crime”: predatory pricing — if not express, than at least in spirit. In “There’s one huge problem with calls for anti-trust…
Rank this Week: 2001

AntitrustConnect Blog

AntitrustConnect Blog

Covers antitrust developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://antitrustconnect.com/
  • Nov 13

    Antitrust Law and Effects on Innovation, Quality and the Labor Market

    Antitrust Law and Effects on Innovation, Quality and the Labor Market
    Schiff Hardin LLPSchiff Hardin LLP Antitrust law debates usually emphasize price effects while other elements of competition get less attention.  Three recent writings by leading antitrust thinkers, however, explore the interaction…
  • Nov 8

    U.S. Premerger Coordination Allegations Settled for $5 Million in Civil Penalties, Disgorgement

    U.S. Premerger Coordination Allegations Settled for $5 Million in Civil Penalties, Disgorgement
    Wolters Kluwer Law & BusinessWolters Kluwer Law & Business The dangers of prematurely exercising operational control over an acquisition target, or at least appearing to operate organizational control, are highlighted by a Department…
  • Oct 10

    United Kingdom: Merger Control Interim Enforcement Order

    United Kingdom: Merger Control Interim Enforcement Order
    Two unusual features of the United Kingdom’s merger control regime are that notification is voluntary and there is no ‘suspension’ obligation. This means that mergers can be – and routinely are – completed…
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Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 2661

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/
  • Nov 20

    Antitrust Injury and the Classic Antitrust Case of Brunswick Corp v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat

    Antitrust Injury and the Classic Antitrust Case of Brunswick Corp v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat
    Antitrust injury is one of the most commonly fought battles in antitrust litigation. It is also one of the least understood antitrust concepts. No matter what your antitrust theory, it is almost certain that you must satisfy antitrust-injury…
  • Nov 15

    Entrenching a Monopolist: the FCC, Net Neutrality, and the Cable-Company Merger

    Entrenching a Monopolist: the FCC, Net Neutrality, and the Cable-Company Merger
    An article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “FCC Questions AT&T Over Investment Pause: Company Freezes Plans to Build Ultrafast Internet Service.” The reason for the pause is the FCC’s flirtation with the idea…
  • Nov 13

    The Antitrust Danger of Trade Associations with Power

    The Antitrust Danger of Trade Associations with Power
    The trade association necessitates a delicate balancing act between anticompetitive conduct condemned by the antitrust laws and pro-competitive information-sharing and best practices that ultimately help consumers. Trade associations should…
Rank this Week: 4378

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…
Rank this Week: 4614

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4833