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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 122

Valur Thrainsson
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Good morning,

Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.


Key antitrust lawmaker frustrated with Google's Fitbit deal

Lawmakers pressed top U.S. antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies’ continued acquisitions. Read More.

The New York Times

Europe Is Toughest on Big Tech, Yet Big Tech Still Reigns

There is a lot to learn from mistakes that the Continent’s regulators have made, say consumer groups, lawyers and rival companies. Read More.


Google antitrust probe to expand into Android

The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android business, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Read More.


FTC Requires Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Celgene Corporation to Divest Psoriasis Drug Otezla as a Condition of Acquisition

Pharmaceutical and biologic manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, or BMS, and Celgene Corporation have agreed to divest Celgene’s Otezla, the most popular oral treatment in the United States for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, for $13.4 billion. Read More.

Truth on the Market

On the Antitrust Risks of Four to Three Mergers: A Case Study of a Potential ThyssenKrupp/Kone Merger

Today, Reuters reports that Germany-based ThyssenKrupp has received bids from three bidding groups for a majority stake in the firm’s elevator business. Read More.

Covington Competition

German Ministry of Economics and Energy publishes the draft Act on Digitalisation of German Competition Law

On 7 October 2019, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy published the draft Act on Digitalisation of German Competition Law (the “Draft Act”). Read More.

Truth on the Market

Making Sense of the Google Android Decision (part 1): Four Problems with the EU Commission’s Market Definition

This is the first in a series of TOTM blog posts discussing the Commission’s recently published Google Android decision. It draws on research from a soon-to-be published ICLE white paper.Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Transaction Costs and Competition Policy

Dennis W.Carlton
This paper evaluates current antitrust policy in light of our current understanding of how transaction costs influence the ability of firms and consumers to deal with market power. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Revisiting the Horizontal Mergers and Innovation Policy Debate

Jorge Padilla
Many papers have been written since the European Commission (‘Commission’) issued its decision in Dow/Dupont back in 2017. Read More.

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper

FRAND and Antitrust

Herbert Hovenkamp
This paper considers when a patentee’s violation of a FRAND commitment also violates the antitrust laws. Read More.

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