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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 21

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility
    Giuseppe Colangelo, LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Business and Management; University of Basilicata, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics and Mariateresa Maggiolino, Bocconi University - Department of Legal Studies;…
  • Jul 21

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel
    From the press release: UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartels 19 July 2017 Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have cracked the manipulation…
  • Jul 21

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition
    Barak D. Richman, Duke University - School of Law, Will Mitchell, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Elena Vidal, Baruch College - City University of New York, and Kevin A.…
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/
Rank this Week: 135

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Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…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: 224

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 458

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: 510

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 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
Rank this Week: 1268

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/
  • Jul 16

    When is the Filed Rate Doctrine a Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit?

    When is the Filed Rate Doctrine a Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit?
    The doctrine of federal antitrust law includes several immunities and exemptions—entire areas that are off limits to certain antitrust actions. This can be confusing, especially because these “exceptions” arise, grow, and…
  • Jun 19

    The Antitrust Laws Do Not Allow Real Estate Agents to Jointly Fix or Set Prices or Commission

    The Antitrust Laws Do Not Allow Real Estate Agents to Jointly Fix or Set Prices or Commission
    If you have sold or purchased a home recently, you might be under the impression that real estate commissions—the price to engage a real estate broker—are fixed or otherwise set by law in different geographic markets. They…
  • Jun 6

    How this Antitrust Lawyer Counsels Clients on Risk in the Business World

    How this Antitrust Lawyer Counsels Clients on Risk in the Business World
    You may not realize this, but a lot of people don’t like lawyers. We even have our own genre of comedy that predates Shakespeare: lawyer jokes. Here is a common example: What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good…
Rank this Week: 1239

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
  • Jul 2

    Opt-Outs on Parade

    Opt-Outs on Parade
    Arise, ye claimants For more than 40 years, you could wait (and wait and wait) to decide whether or not to opt out of a class action in order to pursue your own individual case. You didn’t have to squawk until (1) you got formal notice…
  • Jun 25

    Into the Lions’ Den

    Into the Lions’ Den
    Location The place of suit matters a lot in civil cases. Suing at home helps the plaintiff — by keeping her costs low, giving her comfort that local judges and juries will give her fair treatment, and throwing out-of-town defendants off…
Rank this Week: 1321

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: 3755

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Jul 14

    German Competition Authority Still One of the Most Active Regulators in Europe

    German Competition Authority Still One of the Most Active Regulators in Europe
    Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has published two documents summarizing its activities for the public: a more detailed “Activities Report” for the years 2015 and 2016 and the high-level “Annual Report…
  • Jul 11

    Pricing Algorithms: Conscious Parallelism or Conscious Commitment?

    Pricing Algorithms: Conscious Parallelism or Conscious Commitment?
    Antitrust partner Alex Okuliar and associate Elena Kamenir published a column on Competition Policy International about recent commentary by the global enforcement community on pricing algorithms, the legal precedent supporting the US…
  • Jun 29

    China’s Fair Competition Review System, 1 Year Later

    China’s Fair Competition Review System, 1 Year Later
    Shelley Zhang, an Orrick partner based in Beijing, recently published in Competition Law360 an article discussing the first year of the China State Council’s fair competition review system, which is designed to foster the development of…
Rank this Week: 3446

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    FTC Temporarily Halts Proposed DraftKings-FanDuel Merger

    FTC Temporarily Halts Proposed DraftKings-FanDuel Merger
    On June 20, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a temporary restraining order blocking the daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies DraftKings and FanDuel from consummating their proposed merger until the…
  • Jun 22

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1
    The Seventh Circuit refused to revive an exclusive dealing claim by one hospital against its competitor because of an exclusivity agreement with an insurance plan. Judge Richard Posner wrote the short opinion strongly reiterating in the…
  • Jun 22

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1
    The Seventh Circuit refused to revive an exclusive dealing claim by one hospital against its competitor because of an exclusivity agreement with an insurance plan. Judge Richard Posner wrote the short opinion strongly reiterating in the…
Rank this Week: 2468

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    Misleading Concert Prices Could Be Your Ticket to a Fine: Competition Bureau

    Misleading Concert Prices Could Be Your Ticket to a Fine: Competition Bureau
    July 5, 2017 On July 4, 2017, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) issued a statement warning sporting and entertainment vendors to ensure that their upfront pricing was accurate. In particular, the Bureau cautioned ticket sellers that engaging in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3795

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/
  • Jul 3

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy Fourth of July!
    More blog entries to come soon.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3159

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

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

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal
    On June 22, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of North Dakota filed a complaint to block Sanford Health’s proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary…
  • Jun 20

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel
    On June 19, 2017, the Trump Administration’s Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) authorized the staff to file an antitrust complaint to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4813

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal
    On June 22, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of North Dakota filed a complaint to block Sanford Health’s proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary…
  • Jun 20

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel
    On June 19, 2017, the Trump Administration’s Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) authorized the staff to file an antitrust complaint to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1781

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

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

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Jun 13

    What does it take to bring foreign companies to the US?

    What does it take to bring foreign companies to the US?
    In this episode, Jay talks to Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and Ohio State professor, about the challenges and opportunities facing foreign businesses who wish to come to the United States. The duo talks…
  • Jun 7

    Private equity deal

    Private equity deal
    What is on the horizon for private equity deals in 2017? What does the market look like for buyers, sellers and foreign investors? Jay talks with Porter Wright M&A attorneys Bob Tannous and Jeremy Siegfried about these issues, exit…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2831

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: 4814

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 4327

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: 1507