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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 31

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

We hope you are enjoying CompetitionFeed.

Here below you find the most read articles over the last week.


More cases against Google to come, EU commissioner says

BEIJING (Reuters) - There are more cases against Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to come, Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, said on Wednesday during a trip to Beijing. Read More.

The New York Times

AT&T Deal Puts Trump’s Antitrust Cop at Center of a Political Storm

Makan Delrahim, who leads the antitrust division at the Justice Department, has thrown a surprising twist into a blockbuster bid for Time Warner. Read More.


Tesco wins UK regulator's provisional approval for Booker takeover

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco won provisional approval for its 3.7 billion pound ($4.9 billion) takeover of wholesaler Booker from the UK competition regulator on Tuesday, moving Britain's biggest retailer closer to securing a new avenue of growth. Read More.

The New York Times

The state’s attorney general has begun investigating Google’s business practices, saying the company has gotten a “free pass” from federal regulators

The state’s attorney general has begun investigating Google’s business practices, saying the company has gotten a “free pass” from federal regulators. Read More.


CMA clears Just Eat / Hungryhouse merger

A group of independent panel members has found that the merger of Just Eat plc (Just Eat) and Hungryhouse Holdings Limited (Hungryhouse) does not raise competition concerns. Read More.

The Conversation

Why it matters when big tech firms extend their power into media content

A major shift is taking place in global media. Until recently, tech corporations were mainly involved in distribution rather than production. But now, instead of simply delivering TV shows, music and films onto our devices and screens, major firms are sinking huge amounts of money into the content itself. Read More.

Antitrust Alert

DOJ Antitrust Chief Casts Doubt on Using “Behavioral Remedies” to Fix Problematic “Vertical” Mergers

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim, speaking at the American Bar Assoc... Read More.

Disruptive Competition Project

Antitrust in 60 Seconds: Is the Consumer Welfare Standard Appropriate?

Today’s debate over the need to reboot antitrust enforcement centers on the appropriateness of the consumer welfare st... Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Austria Asphalt : Only Full-function Joint Ventures Subject to Review Under the EUMR

Lars-Peter Rudolf
The Court of Justice clarifies that a change from sole to joint control of an existing undertaking is notifiable under the EU Merger Regulation only if the resulting joint venture is full-function, i.e., performs on a lasting basis all the functions of an autonomous economic entity. Read More.

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