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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 38

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute

AT&T, owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner, their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday. Read More.


FTC Requires Divestitures as Condition of 7-Eleven, Inc. Parent Company’s $3.3 Billion Acquisition of Nearly 1,100 Retail Fuel Outl...

Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd, the Tokyo-based parent company of the 7-Eleven network of convenience stores, has agreed to certain conditions in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of approximately 1,100 retail fuel outlets from Sunoco... Read More.

European Commission

Commission approves Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of NXP, based in the Netherlands, by Qualcomm of the US. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Qualcomm. Read More.

The Italian Competition Authority

The Italian Competition Authority launches an investigation for abuse of dominance in the market of into-plane fuelling services at...

At its internal meeting of 14 June 2017, the Italian Competition Authority resolved to launch an investigation into possible anti-competitive conduct put in place by SACBO, the Bergamo airport operator, and Levorato Marcevaggi, owner of the only jet fuel storage depot within the said airport. Read More.

FTC Blog

Vertical mergers, yesterday and today

Bruce Hoffman, Bureau of Competition
Last week, I spoke about a topic that has attracted a lot of popular interest in antitrust enforcement lately—vertical merger enforcement. We view vertical mergers as an important part of the FTC’s enforcement agenda. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

AG Wahl in EY/KPMG – the latest on gun-jumping

Most merger control regimes provide for so-called stand-still obligations, i.e. the parties cannot implement the transaction until the necessary merger clearances have been received from the relevant competition authorities. This means in particular that the acquiring... Read More.

Working Paper

Competition Policy Evaluation through Damage Estimation in Fuel Retail Cartel

Simone Maciel Cuiabano
I estimate the fuel retailer cartel damages in the south of Brazil using reduced and structural forms for supply and demand. Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) documents... Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Industrial Organization and the Organization of Industries: Linking Industry Structure to Economic Performance

David B. Audretsch
This paper examines how and why the field of industrial organization generated so much interest and excitement during the era corresponding to publication of the three editions of Scherer’s seminal work... Read More.

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