Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
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.
There is a lot to learn from mistakes that the Continent’s regulators have made, say consumer groups, lawyers and rival companies. Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many papers have been written since the European Commission (‘Commission’) issued its decision in Dow/Dupont back in 2017. Read More.
This paper considers when a patentee’s violation of a FRAND commitment also violates the antitrust laws. Read More.
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