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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/
  • Dec 7

    The Death of Antitrust Safe Harbors: Causes and Consequence

    The Death of Antitrust Safe Harbors: Causes and Consequence
    Lindsey M. Edwards, George Mason and Joshua D. Wright, George Mason offer a post mortem on The Death of Antitrust Safe Harbors: Causes and Consequences. ABSTRACT: The rise of so-called “safe harbors” – conditions that, when satisfied,…
  • Dec 7

    Renata Hesse: A Retrospective of Her Time at DOJ Antitrust

    Renata Hesse: A Retrospective of Her Time at DOJ Antitrust
    I am at the excellent CRA Europe conference hosted by Cristina Caffarra. The panels are excellent and the conference has been standing room only in what is a massive room at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel. As the Obama administration…
  • Dec 7

    Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust

    Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust
    Angela Zhang, Kings College examines Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust. ABSTRACT: This Article begins with an inquiry into why there is a rarity of private challenges of decisions made by the Chinese antitrust authorities. The legal…
Rank this Week: 59

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement
    By the votes of a nation’s electors, the future of U.S. antitrust enforcement moved from “pragmatic aggressive enforcement as usual” to “too early to call.” The unexpected election of President-elect Donald J.…
  • Nov 10

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision
    The U.S. Antitrust Agencies (the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission) recently issued a document entitled “Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals” intended to alert HR…
  • Nov 3

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50
    Invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union requires participation of the UK Parliament say Lord Chief Justices Lord Sales and Lord Thomas of the Royal Courts of Justice in London who handed down their judgment today. This is a…
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • Dec 6

    When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Merger

    When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Merger
    I just posted a new ICLE white paper, co-authored with former ICLE Associate Director, Ben Sperry: When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Mergers. Yesterday the hearing in the DOJ’s…
  • Dec 5

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom
    The Senate should not reconfirm Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in order to allow the Trump Administration to usher in needed reforms in the critical area of communications policy. As documented by the Free…
  • Dec 5

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?
    On November 9, pharmaceutical stocks soared as Donald Trump’s election victory eased concerns about government intervention in drug pricing. Shares of Pfizer rose 8.5%, Allergan PLC was up 8%, and biotech Celgene jumped 10.4%. Drug…
Rank this Week: 558

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
  • Dec 7

    U.S. Supreme Court Tips the Scales in Favor of Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Tips the Scales in Favor of Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case
    On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Salman v. United States. In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court adhered to its 1983 decision in Dirks v. SEC, 463 U.S. 646, and held that a tippee is liable for…
  • Oct 3

    Bribery and the Beautiful Game: A Typology

    Bribery and the Beautiful Game: A Typology
    It will have saddened many people to read further allegations of bribery in English football. The story, based on classic secret recording methods, was broken by the Telegraph and has been picked up by the entire national and international…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 964

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1009

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/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1180

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Dec 7

    District Court Tosses Last Remaining Plaintiffs in Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation

    District Court Tosses Last Remaining Plaintiffs in Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation
    Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York recently dismissed another set of complaints in what she described as “the next chapter in the saga” of the In re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation…
  • Dec 1

    CMA Obtains Director Disqualification for Breach of Competition Law

    CMA Obtains Director Disqualification for Breach of Competition Law
    The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has today announced that it has secured the first disqualification of a director of a company which has infringed competition law. Under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986…
  • Nov 30

    The FTC Expands the Scope of Documents Needed for an HSR Filing

    The FTC Expands the Scope of Documents Needed for an HSR Filing
    As of November 28, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expanded the filing obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act by requiring filers to submit certain documents analyzing a deal or affected markets even where the…
Rank this Week: 3381

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/
  • Dec 7

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month
    Previously on this blog, we reported that M&A activity in the healthcare sector was expected to rise during 2016. According to a Market Spotlight released earlier this fall by Mergermarket in partnership with RR Donnelley, dealmakers and…
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
  • Dec 1

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment
    As we await Q3 statistics on Canada’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI), the rebounding numbers in Q1 and Q2 have represented a step in the right direction. FDI is a macroscopic measure of private investment (in…
Rank this Week: 2122

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1838

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

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

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Nov 29

    National Advertising Division confirms: Make sure your testimonials have evidentiary support

    National Advertising Division confirms: Make sure your testimonials have evidentiary support
    Many health and fitness companies know that federal and state laws prohibit unfair or deceptive practices, including false advertising. But many still have the mistaken impression that they can freely post testimonials from their…
  • Nov 7

    Still need a data breach response plan? The FTC offers a guide to help.

    Still need a data breach response plan? The FTC offers a guide to help.
    If you have not yet developed a data breach response plan, the FTC has stepped in to help. The FTC has prepared a guide, a short video and a corresponding segment on its business blog to help businesses prepare for data breach events. The…
  • Sep 8

    Part two: Planning for a data breach

    Part two: Planning for a data breach
    Matt Curtin and Jay continue their discussion of data breaches and cyber security focusing on how to construct an incident response plan and why having more data is not always better.…Continue Reading →
Rank this Week: 1829

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 14

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind
    At Bona Law, nobody owns any ideas. If I come up with an argument for a brief, it isn’t the Jarod-Bona idea. If a client or a paralegal or a junior attorney or my six-year-old son tells me that the strategy that I have set on a complex…
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 3043

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Sep 1

    DOJ Steps Up to the Plate and Protects Farmer

    DOJ Steps Up to the Plate and Protects Farmer
    On August 31, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to block Deere & Company’s (“Deere”) proposed $190…
  • Aug 26

    FTC Approves Updates to Hart Scott Rodino Rule

    FTC Approves Updates to Hart Scott Rodino Rule
    On August 26, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved final amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules that allow HSR filings to be submitted on DVD and streamline the instructions to the…
  • Aug 25

    FTC Approves ON’s Acquisition of Fairchild With Structural and Behavioral Condition

    FTC Approves ON’s Acquisition of Fairchild With Structural and Behavioral Condition
    On August 25, 2016, the FTC announced that ON Semiconductor Corporation (“ON”) agreed to sell its Ignition Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (“IGBT”) business in order to settle FTC allegations that its proposed $2.4…
Rank this Week: 4870

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: 4540

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: 1648

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: 4868

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1636

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: 1348