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Your Weekly Digest | 202

Valur Thrainsson
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Good morning,

Here below, you find the most recent and relevant competition and anti-trust news, blogs and journal publications over the last week.

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Trump administration to launch antitrust suit against Google as soon as next week | POLITICO
The Justice Department and state prosecutors spoke Friday afternoon to go over the proposed antitrust suit.
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The CMA has accepted a proposal from Ardonagh to fully unwind its recent £26 million purchase of Bennetts to resolve competition concerns.
By Michael-James Currie and Camilla Johnson Antitrust enforcement is on the rise across Africa. Many jurisdictions are developing competition authorities and endorsing legislation with the intentio… Read more.
Big Companies Are Starting to Swallow the World | The New York Times
The exuberant rebound of large companies while their small competitors struggle will require more vigilant government antitrust action than ever before, an economist says.
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Antitrust lawyers often work under time pressure when assessing the relevant thresholds to determine where a merger filing must be submitted. They usually keep the requests concerning turnover to a minimum, because turnover is generally attributed to where the customer is located. However, if the parties are not familiar with the geographic allocation rules under... Read more.
Antitrust law: The next stakeholder capitalism battleground? | Fortune

Commentary: Antitrust law is not designed to combat the power of corporations generally, writes the FTC commissioner.

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Paul Belleflamme and Martin Peitz
Two-sided digital platforms not only decide about the price structure, but often have non-price instruments at their... Read more.
Herbert Hovenkamp
Are large digital platforms that deal directly with consumers “winner take all,” or natural monopoly, firms? That question is surprisingly complex and does not... Read more.
Aleksandra Boutin, Xavier Boutin, Tamara Nicolaescu
The CoJ upholds the annulment of the Commission's decision prohibiting UPS' acquisition of TNT for failure to disclose economic evidence and thereby confirms that due process is not an obstacle to efficient decision-making, but a necessary condition for it. Read more.
John W. Mayo, Jeffrey Macher
A growing narrative in the popular press and among some academics has been that antitrust regulators have systematically relaxed existing antitrust law enforcement... Read more.

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