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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 21

    Merger Activity in the Factors of Production Segments of the Food Value Chain: - A Critical Assessment of the Bayer/Monsanto merger

    Merger Activity in the Factors of Production Segments of the Food Value Chain: - A Critical Assessment of the Bayer/Monsanto merger
    Ioannis Lianos and Dmitry Katalevsky have published a policy paper on Merger Activity in the Factors of Production Segments of the Food Value Chain: - A Critical Assessment of the Bayer/Monsanto merger. ABSTRACT: The Bayer/Monsanto merger…
  • Nov 21

    Tariffs, R&D, and Two Merger Policie

    Tariffs, R&D, and Two Merger Policie
    ARZANDEH, Mehdi and GUNAY, Hikmet explore Tariffs, R&D, and Two Merger Policies. ABSTRACT: In an international Cournot oligopoly model, we compare two different merger policies when firms are merging endogenously and engage in research…
  • Nov 20

    Optimal Licensing of Technology in the Face of (Asymmetric) Competition

    Optimal Licensing of Technology in the Face of (Asymmetric) Competition
    Cuihong Fan (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) ; Byoung Heon Jun (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) ; Elmar G. Wolfstetter (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • 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Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…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,…
Rank this Week: 195

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 17

    Some Good News (Maybe?) from DOJ’s Antitrust Division

    Some Good News (Maybe?) from DOJ’s Antitrust Division
    I remain deeply skeptical of any antitrust challenge to the AT&T/Time Warner merger.  Vertical mergers like this one between a content producer and a distributor are usually efficiency-enhancing.  The theories of anticompetitive…
  • Nov 15

    Just in Time for Christmas: How to Regulate

    Just in Time for Christmas: How to Regulate
    My new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers, is now available on Amazon.  Inform Santa! The book, published by Cambridge University Press, attempts to fill what I think is a huge hole in legal education:  It focuses on…
  • Nov 15

    New Report: Canadian Interchange Fee Caps Would Hurt Consumer

    New Report: Canadian Interchange Fee Caps Would Hurt Consumer
    Canada’s large merchants have called on the government to impose price controls on interchange fees, claiming this would benefit not only merchants but also consumers. But experience elsewhere contradicts this claim. In a recently…
Rank this Week: 436

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

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

    FTC Settles With Integra on its Acquisition of J&J’s Codman Neuro Division

    FTC Settles With Integra on its Acquisition of J&J’s Codman Neuro Division
    On September 27, 2017, the FTC announced that Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. (“Integra”) and Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) agreed to a divestiture of five neurosurgical medical device product lines to settle…
  • Sep 28

    DOJ Protects U.S. Electric Arc Furnace Mill Operator

    DOJ Protects U.S. Electric Arc Furnace Mill Operator
    On September 27, 2017, the DOJ announced Showa Denko K.K. (“SDK”) will be required to divest SGL Carbon SE’s (“SGL”) entire U.S. graphite electrodes business in order for SDK to proceed with its proposed $264.5…
  • Sep 27

    Does Avoiding a Second Request Mean that Your Deal Is Approved?

    Does Avoiding a Second Request Mean that Your Deal Is Approved?
    The answer is No.  The fact that your deal avoided a second request investigation does not mean that you are in the clear if your deal substantially lessens competition in a relevant antitrust market. The Department of Justice’s…
Rank this Week: 590

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/
  • Nov 21

    eSports: new kid on the block, new opportunities in M&A

    eSports: new kid on the block, new opportunities in M&A
    Like most people, you may not have been aware that one of the most anticipated and biggest eSports tournament, the League of Legends World Championship Finals (LoL Finals) happened just this past weekend. In comparison to its inception in…
  • Nov 16

    The interesting thing about M&A is…

    The interesting thing about M&A is…
    Many predicted that 2017 would be another record year for Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A). There are also currently some predictions that interest rates will continue to rise despite the recent announcement of a contraction in the…
  • Nov 15

    A look at the venture capital landscape in Canada

    A look at the venture capital landscape in Canada
    PwC has recently released the 2017 MoneyTree Canada report  for Q3 2017 (the Report), which provides insight into the landscape for equity financings in emerging venture capital (VC) backed companies headquartered in Canada.  While…
Rank this Week: 2080

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 18

    Antitrust News: DOJ Antitrust Will Try to Speed Merger Review

    Antitrust News: DOJ Antitrust Will Try to Speed Merger Review
    Antitrust News is a new feature at The Antitrust Attorney Blog. We will periodically report on and address new developments in the antitrust world, from FTC or DOJ guidance to important court decisions to relevant legislative developments to…
  • Nov 11

    How Do I File My Antitrust Complaint in the European Union? An Example from the Intel Case

    How Do I File My Antitrust Complaint in the European Union? An Example from the Intel Case
    Author: Luis Blanquez As a US company doing business internationally, you might wonder what are the legal rules and procedures currently in place in the European Union to file an antitrust complaint. First, you should understand that The…
  • Oct 22

    Top Antitrust Attorney Steven Levitsky Leaves DLA Piper to Open Bona Law’s New York Office

    Top Antitrust Attorney Steven Levitsky Leaves DLA Piper to Open Bona Law’s New York Office
    We are ecstatic that Steve Levitsky agreed to join us in New York. It isn’t every day that an antitrust attorney of Steve’s caliber becomes available, let alone fits so perfectly into a law firm’s approach, culture, and…
Rank this Week: 1315

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2421

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Nov 16

    Gun-Jumping Continues To Be Serious Infringement in EU

    Gun-Jumping Continues To Be Serious Infringement in EU
    Like many other merger control regimes, the EU merger control regulation (Regulation No. 139/2004, hereinafter “EUMR”) imposes certain obligations on parties to mergers and acquisitions that come under the jurisdiction of the…
  • Oct 20

    The Convoluted Language of the FTAIA Again Supports Dismissal of Antitrust Claims Having Extraterritorial Focu

    The Convoluted Language of the FTAIA Again Supports Dismissal of Antitrust Claims Having Extraterritorial Focu
    The famously “convoluted”[1] language of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”), 15 U.S.C. § 6a, is typically smoothed out and restated before application by courts.[2]  The actual…
  • Oct 2

    Is Big Data a Big Deal? A Competition Law Approach to Big Data

    Is Big Data a Big Deal? A Competition Law Approach to Big Data
    Orrick Antitrust & Competition partner Alex Okuliar has co-authored an article in the European Competition Journal with Greg Sivinski, Assistant General Counsel in the Competition Law Group at Microsoft, and Lars Kjolbye, a…
Rank this Week: 1145

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 13

    Are Franchise No-Hire Provisions Unlawful?

    Are Franchise No-Hire Provisions Unlawful?
    Two recent suits against McDonald’s and Carl’s Jr. are challenging franchise provisions that limit or prohibit the ability of one franchisee to hire away employees from another franchisee.  These provisions are fairly common,…
  • Oct 24

    Can Software Conspire?

    Can Software Conspire?
    Philip K. Dick’s post-apocalyptic novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” (the basis for the movie Blade Runner) asked whether robots can think and feel.  One of the hot topics du jour in antitrust is whether…
  • Aug 7

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Ancillary Restraint

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Ancillary Restraint
    My latest piece on joint ventures — and the ancillary restraints doctrine — is available here.
Rank this Week: 4673

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
Rank this Week: 2751

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Competition Bureau Issues Expanded Draft Immunity Program For Comment

    Competition Bureau Issues Expanded Draft Immunity Program For Comment
    October 29, 2017 On October 26, 2017, the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued its revised draft Immunity Program for public comments. The Bureau is updating its Immunity Program to reflect recent legal and policy developments…
  • Oct 21

    CRTC Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation)

    CRTC Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation)
    October 21, 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued an important CASL (anti-spam law) related decision in Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-367 (CompuFinder). In this…
  • Oct 16

    The Ontario Government’s Pulp Fiction Approach to Pot Legalization

    The Ontario Government’s Pulp Fiction Approach to Pot Legalization
    October 16, 2017 Following the Federal Government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada, provinces are now working through the logistics of pot legalization at a local level. In this regard, Ontario and Alberta recently announced their…
Rank this Week: 3807

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

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

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Oct 19

    Porter Wright presents Food & Agriculture Quarterly

    Porter Wright presents Food & Agriculture Quarterly
    Welcome to our inaugural issue of Food & Agricultural Quarterly (FAQ). This new, industry-focused publication was designed to focus on the key issues food and agriculture industry stakeholders are facing – regardless of whether you…
  • Oct 9

    DCMA Agent Requirements Changing

    DCMA Agent Requirements Changing
    Bob Morgan, our colleague at the TechnologyLawSource, shares  detail about the upcoming Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) agent filing change that takes effect Dec. 31. This agent filing is a necessary element of the Digital…
  • Sep 19

    Is it time to change the focus of the antitrust laws? The debate is heating up

    Is it time to change the focus of the antitrust laws? The debate is heating up
    There is currently a tug-of-war going on over the heart and soul of the antitrust laws. Well, perhaps that is a bit dramatic. But it is certainly fair to say that there is surging sentiment that the antitrust laws, and specifically antitrust…
Rank this Week: 2419

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: 4136

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1148

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 3825

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    FTC Settles With Integra on its Acquisition of J&J’s Codman Neuro Division

    FTC Settles With Integra on its Acquisition of J&J’s Codman Neuro Division
    On September 27, 2017, the FTC announced that Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. (“Integra”) and Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) agreed to a divestiture of five neurosurgical medical device product lines to settle…
  • Sep 28

    DOJ Protects U.S. Electric Arc Furnace Mill Operator

    DOJ Protects U.S. Electric Arc Furnace Mill Operator
    On September 27, 2017, the DOJ announced Showa Denko K.K. (“SDK”) will be required to divest SGL Carbon SE’s (“SGL”) entire U.S. graphite electrodes business in order for SDK to proceed with its proposed $264.5…
  • Sep 27

    Does Avoiding a Second Request Mean that Your Deal Is Approved?

    Does Avoiding a Second Request Mean that Your Deal Is Approved?
    The answer is No.  The fact that your deal avoided a second request investigation does not mean that you are in the clear if your deal substantially lessens competition in a relevant antitrust market. The Department of Justice’s…
Rank this Week: 2323

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: 3981

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: 2978

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: 4049