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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 123

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


REUTERS

Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, it tells lawmakers

Amazon.com Inc uses “aggregated data” from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said in response to a congressional antitrust probe that could raise concerns with such sellers. Read More.

Bundeskartellamt

German car manufacturers fined for anticompetitive practices in the purchase of steel

The Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totalling around 100 million euros on Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG for anticompetitive practices in the purchase of long steel products. Read More.

CMA

Review of Ocado Group plc designation under the Groceries (Supply Chain Practices) Market Investigation Order 2009

The CMA has made a provisional decision to de-designate Ocado Group plc’s designation under the Order following designation of Ocado Retail Ltd. Read More.

Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority

The FCCA proposes the Market Court to prohibit the merger between Kesko and Heinon Tukku

On 18 November 2019, The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) has proposed the Market Court to prohibit the merger between Kesko Oyj and Tukku Oy. According to the FCCA’s investigation, the merger would significantly impede effective competition in the sale of daily consumer goods to foodservice customers. Read More.



Truth on the Market

Private Antitrust: What Hipsters Can Learn from Hulk Hogan

Antitrust populists have a long list of complaints about competition policy, including: laws aren’t broad enough or tough enough, enforcers are lax, and judges tend to favor defendants over plaintiffs or government agencies. Read More.



DisCo_Project

Is Big Tech FRANDly to Competition?

OWe may be seeing an industry-wide shift in many key tech companies’ views on the FRAND licensing of patents and their position in the technology ecosystem. Read More.



LEXOLOGY

The UK FCA finds three asset management firms in violation of competition laws

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued its first formal ruling under its competition enforcement powers on 22 May 2019 against three asset management companies. Read More.



CPI ANTITRUST CHRONICLE

SHORTCUTS AND COURTS IN THE ERA OF DIGITIZATION

ALFONSO LAMADRID DE PABLO
The era of digitization is one of many promises, but it is also defined by a certain anxiety, and a sense of loss of control and direction. Read More.




Working Paper

R&D and market size: who benefits from orphan drug regulation?

Simona Gamba, Laura Magazzini and Paolo Pertile
Since the early 80s, orphan drug regulations have been introduced to stimulate R&D for rare diseases.Read More.



Discussion Paper

On the Competitive Effects of Screening in Procurement

Gyula Seres and Adam Pigoń
Procuring authorities frequently use screening in order to mitigate risky bids. Read More.

Kind regards,
Valur Þráinsson
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