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Margrethe Vestager has a habit of taking on the world’s biggest names. From Google to Gazprom, and any government caught offering illegal subsidies, no potential rule-breaker is safe. That’s what has the International Olympic Committee (IOC) worried. Read More.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators fined five car safety equipment makers a total of 34 million euros ($40.0 million) on Wednesday for taking part in cartels to fix prices for seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels to Japanese carmakers. Read More.
The Justice Department’s suit to block the AT&T and Time Warner merger was a stark departure from decades of leniency toward similar tie-ups... Read More.
Statement of Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen on Restoring Internet Freedom and Returning FTC Competition and Consumer Prot...
Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated to FCC Commissioners a draft order in the Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding. Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen provided the following statement:“I am pleased to see progress on this import... Read More.
The CMA has opened an unprecedented number of new investigations in the pharmaceutical sector in the past month, with 4 new investigations during… Read More.
Unexpectedly, on the day that the white copy of the upcoming repeal of the 2015 Open Internet Order was published... Read More.
Antitrust’s rule of reason was born out of a thirty year (1897-1927) division among Supreme Court Justices about the proper way to assess multi-firm restraints on competition. Read More.
Antonio Capobianco and Anita Nyeso
Digitalisation, new technologies and scientific breakthroughs are unfolding on many fronts. Advances in communication and data processing are not just profoundly affecting existing industries, but also rearranging global value chains, thereby allowing for entirely new products and services and disrupting traditional ones.Read More.
Minority Share Acquisitions and Collusion: Evidence from the Introduction of National Leniency Programs
Sven Heim, Kai Hüschelrath, Ulrich Laitenberger and Yossi Spiegel
There is a growing concern that minority shareholding (MS) in rival firms may facilitate collusion. To examine this concern, we exploit the fact that leniency programs (LPs) are generally recognized as a shock that destabilizes collusive agreements and study the effect that the introduction of an LP has on horizontal MS acquisitions. These results suggest that MS acquisitions may stabilize collusive agreements that were destabilized by the introduction of the LP. Read More.
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