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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 130

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


EU executive sets fair competition as condition of post-Brexit trade deal

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told Britain on Wednesday that solid guarantees of free competition were a precondition to a new trade agreement with the EU after Brexit. Read More.


The UK’s withdrawal from the EU - The CMA’s role post Brexit

The Government has confirmed that the UK will enter a transition period until the end of December 2020, following its departure from the EU on 31 January 2020. Read More.


Statement of the FTC Chairman Regarding Announcement that Aveanna Healthcare and Maxim Healthcare Services have Terminated Their Acquisition Agreement

The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into the proposed merger of Aveanna Healthcare and Maxim Healthcare. Read More.


“Should We Block This Merger? Some Thoughts on Converging Antitrust and Privacy”

Noah Joshua Phillips Earlier this month, Google announced its plan to phase out support for thirdparty cookies in its Chrome browser. Read More.

CM Investment Opportunities

Britain's competition policy undermines UK start-ups

Within the 24 years since I co-founded Index Ventures, I even have never felt the necessity to talk out about the actions of a UK regulator. Read More.


The Price is Right (or Wrong)?

Daniel Swanson, Cindy Richman, Caeli Higney, and Daniel O’Brien
An Antitrust Update on the Treatment of Pricing Practices Under Sherman Act Section 2. Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Bundling Can Signal High Quality

James D.Dana Jr.
Product bundling can signal high-quality experience goods because bundling restricts demand when consumers are partially informed, which is also more attractive for firms with higher-quality products. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

On the Law & Economics of the Android Case

Paolo Siciliani
It took the European Commission 14 months to publish the 328 page long, non-confidential version of its decision in July 2018 establishing that Google infringed Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with regards to various conducts conditioning access to its smart mobile operating system (OS), Android, to the availability of certain proprietary mobile applications (apps), such as, in particular, its smart mobile app store, the Play Store, and its general search engine, the Google Search. Read More.

NBER Working Paper

Who Bears the Welfare Costs of Monopoly? The Case of the Credit Card Industry

Kyle F. Herkenhoff, Gajendran Raveendranathan
How are the welfare costs from monopoly distributed across U.S. households? Read More.

From Pierre Fabre to Coty and Beyond: How Far Can Suppliers Ban Online Sales?

From Pierre Fabre to Coty and Beyond: How Far Can Suppliers Ban Online Sales?

Yves Botteman, Daniel Barrio
How far can suppliers prevent their retailers from engaging in the online resale of their products in the EU?Read More.

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Valur Þráinsson
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