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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/
  • May 29

    Treatment of Buyer Power in Competition Law: Case of Supermarket Retail Sector in Kenya

    Treatment of Buyer Power in Competition Law: Case of Supermarket Retail Sector in Kenya
    Victor B. Nzomo, University of Cape Town (UCT), Faculty of Law; Strathmore University Law School offers a Treatment of Buyer Power in Competition Law: Case of Supermarket Retail Sector in Kenya. ABSTRACT: This paper begins by examining the…
  • May 29

    Comparing the Competition Law Regimes of the United States and India

    Comparing the Competition Law Regimes of the United States and India
    Richard J. Pierce Jr., George Washington University Law School is Comparing the Competition Law Regimes of the United States and India. ABSTRACT: In this article, Professor Pierce compares the oldest system of competition law — the U.S.…
  • May 26

    Why the New Merger Control Thresholds in Germany?

    Why the New Merger Control Thresholds in Germany?
    Juliane Scholl asks Why the New Merger Control Thresholds in Germany? ABSTRACT: The Ninth Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition is about to enter into force. Adapting the German competition law to the developments of…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • May 19

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)
    Introduction The International Competition Network (ICN), a “virtual” organization comprised of most of the world’s competition (antitrust) agencies and expert non-governmental advisors (NGAs), held its Sixteenth Annual…
  • May 18

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die
    It’s fitting that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently compared his predecessor’s jettisoning of the FCC’s light touch framework for Internet access regulation without hard evidence to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s James…
  • May 9

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry
    Today the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) Antitrust and Consumer Protection Research Program released a new white paper by Geoffrey A. Manne and Allen Gibby entitled: A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive…
Rank this Week: 119

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 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 345

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: 1954

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/
  • May 25

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality
    Since Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR – a company that develops and manufactures virtual reality headsets – augmented and virtual reality technology has become a major topic of discussion in the M&A world.…
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
Rank this Week: 1728

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • May 24

    Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Joint Conduct

    Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Joint Conduct
    Over the past few years, sophisticated pricing algorithms and artificial intelligence have attracted the attention of antitrust and competition enforcers. These new technologies interpret and respond to market conditions with far more…
  • May 23

    Eyes Across the Atlantic: Coordination and Management of Global Private Antitrust Litigation*

    Eyes Across the Atlantic: Coordination and Management of Global Private Antitrust Litigation*
    In years past, the focus of private international antitrust disputes was the United States. Over a century of experience, treble damages, class actions and the American rule for attorneys’ fees – plus robust enforcement by the…
  • Apr 6

    European Commission Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse

    European Commission Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse
    On 29 March 2017, the same day that United Kingdom has officially launched the Brexit process, the European Commission (Commission) blocked the proposed 29 billion Euro merger between Deutsche Börse AG (DBAG) and London Stock Exchange…
Rank this Week: 1267

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
Rank this Week: 1418

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
  • Apr 5

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 4, 2017, the FTC entered into a settlement agreement with China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) and Syngenta AG whereby the parties agreed to divest three types of pesticides, in order to resolve antitrust…
  • Apr 3

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market
    On April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that that it forced Danone to divest its Stonyfield Farms business in order for Danone to proceed with its $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave. Prior to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 1362

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

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

    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. Mylan May Have Violated Antitrust Law in Its EpiPen Sales to Schools.  Schools across the country keep EpiPens in their…
  • Aug 22

    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. U.S. senator expresses concern about ag tech mergers.  Two major mergers in agricultural technology and seeds could hurt…
  • Aug 15

    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. South Korea says investigating whether Google broke antitrust laws.  South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Friday…
Rank this Week: 1015

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…
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Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1427

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: 1634

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • May 29

    A Legal Tiptoe Through Influencer Advertising

    A Legal Tiptoe Through Influencer Advertising
    May 29, 2017 My new Canadian Lawyer column discusses practical tips for brands and influencers in the expanding area of endorsements and testimonials, in light of Federal Trade Commission, Competition Bureau and self-regulatory industry…
  • May 16

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision
    May 16, 2017 tbk Creative has published a very good and thorough post of the upcoming expiry of CASL’s (Canada’s anti-spam law) transitional provision on July 1, 2017. While a significant amount has recently been written on the…
  • May 15

    CBA Competition Law Spring Conference (May 25)

    CBA Competition Law Spring Conference (May 25)
    May 15, 2017 The Canadian Bar Association is hosting its annual CBA Competition Law Spring Conference in Toronto on May 25, 2017 (Chaired by Nikiforos Iatrou). From the CBA: Sharpening Swords and Strengthening Shields: Competition Law in…
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2474

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

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

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

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    The latest cyberattack  making the news (and some say the largest to date) is the “Wannacry” ransomware.  The ransomware looks for computers containing an operating system vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows…
  • Feb 24

    NAD shoots down Bowflex’s claims of dramatic weight loss as unsupported; disclaimer not enough

    NAD shoots down Bowflex’s claims of dramatic weight loss as unsupported; disclaimer not enough
    Nautilus’s Bowflex TreadClimber just became the latest example of enforcement action against a health and fitness product by the National Advertising Division (NAD), a voluntary advertising self-regulatory body administered by the…
  • Feb 6

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), as well as certain other values under the HSR rules. As…
Rank this Week: 2558

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Apr 28

    New Merger Filing Thresholds In Germany and Austria

    New Merger Filing Thresholds In Germany and Austria
    Merger notification obligations are changing in Germany and Austria, as new alternative jurisdictional thresholds based on the “transaction value” are being introduced into the respective national regimes, previously solely based…
  • Apr 14

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures: Structural Consideration

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures: Structural Consideration
    In the first post in this series, we introduced the concept of joint ventures (“JVs”), outlined why antitrust law applies to their formation and operation, identified the major antitrust issues raised by JVs, and discussed why you…
  • Apr 11

    China’s NDRC Seeks Comments on Draft Guidelines for Price-Related Behavior of Industry Association

    China’s NDRC Seeks Comments on Draft Guidelines for Price-Related Behavior of Industry Association
    On March 24, 2017, the PRC National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) issued draft Guidelines for Price-Related Behavior of Industry Associations (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines encourage industry associations…
Rank this Week: 3819

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 27

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Part 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Part 2
    I’ve begun a new blog series on the antitrust analysis of joint ventures on the Orrick AntitrustWatch blog.  Here’s a link to the second article.  As I wrote there: In this installment, we will unpack some of the major…
  • Feb 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture
    I’ve begun a new blog series on the antitrust analysis of joint ventures on the Orrick AntitrustWatch blog.  Here’s a link to the first article.  As I wrote there: Joint ventures (“JVs”) can require…
  • Nov 3

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim
    Embed from Getty Images In SOLIDFX, LLC v. Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc., Case Nos. 15-1079 and 15-1097 (opinion available here), the Tenth Circuit aligned itself with the First and Federal Circuits to hold that the invocation of intellectual…
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Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
  • Apr 5

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    FTC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 4, 2017, the FTC entered into a settlement agreement with China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) and Syngenta AG whereby the parties agreed to divest three types of pesticides, in order to resolve antitrust…
  • Apr 3

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market

    DOJ Forces Divestiture to Protect Organic Milk Market
    On April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that that it forced Danone to divest its Stonyfield Farms business in order for Danone to proceed with its $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave. Prior to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 2644

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
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