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Valur Thrainsson
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Justice Dept. Case Against Google Is Said to Focus on Search Dominance - The New York Times

The decision to narrow the case to search could set off separate lawsuits from states over Google’s power in other business segments.

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Vestager appeals Apple tax case, says General Court made ‘errors of law’ – POLITICO

EU competition chief says Commission will ‘use all tools at our disposal’ to police sweetheart tax deals.

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The Federal Trade Commission today filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting rehearing en banc of the August 11, 2020, decision of a panel of that court in the matter of FTC v. Qualcomm Incorporated. Read more.
With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many have already noted her impact on the law as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, her importance as a role model for women, and her civility. Indeed, a key piece of her legacy is that she was a jurist in the classic sense of […] Read more.
Competition law is undergoing an exciting – perhaps unprecedented – period of reform and change. Public bodies and academic institutions are evaluating, from Australia to Germany (and indeed the EU… Read more.
Apple’s legal team will be relieved that “you reap what you sow” is just a proverb. After a long-running antitrust battle against Qualcomm unsurprisingly ended in failure, Apple now faces antitrust accusations of its own (most notably from Epic Games). Somewhat paradoxically, this turn of events might cause Apple to see its previous defeat in […] Read more.
Dennis W. Carlton and Kenneth Heyer
In this essay we evaluate the impact of the revolution that has occurred in antitrust and in particular the growing role played by economic analysis. Section II describes exactly what we think that revolution was. There were actually two revolutions. Read more.
Chiara Fumagalli, Massimo Motta and Emanuele Tarantino
We analyse the optimal policy of an antitrust authority towards the acquisitions of potential competitors in a model with financial constraints and asymmetric information. With respect to traditional mergers, these acquisitions trigger a new trade-off. Read more.
Tobias Caspary, Valeri Bozhikov
On 28 May 2020, the General Court of the European Union handed down a landmark judgment clarifying for the first time its interpretation of the significant impediment of effective competition test and the standard of proof that the European Commission needs to meet when establishing it. This judgment is expected to have a significant impact on European Union (EU) merger control and related policies across the EU. Read more.
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