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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 41

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


EU says Bayer Monsanto must not hurt competition in digital farming

Bayer needs to ensure that a merger with rival Monsanto does not stifle competition in digital farming, the European Union's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Verstager told a German newspaper on Saturday. Read More.

Nordic Competition

2017: This happened in the Nordics

Here’s our roundup of the most interesting competition law developments in the Nordic countries in 2017. Read More.

Truth on the Market

After the EU’s Google decision, a return to consumer-focused antitrust in India

What happened Today, following a six year investigation into Google’s business practices in India, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) issued its... Read More.


Collaborating with your competitors: six steps to minimise the challenges of competition law in the aerospace, defence and security...

Under increasing pressure to collaborate with competitors, or feeling they must do so to innovate at the rate needed to compete, the Aerospace… Read More.


THE LATEST: Divestitures of Complex Pipeline Pharmaceutical Products off the Table at the FTC

Bruce Hoffman, acting director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced that the FTC will no longer accept divestitures of inhalant and injectable pipeline drugs in pharmaceutical mergers. Hoffman, speakin... Read More.

The Conversation

Australia’s financial regulators need policing

A Productivity Commission report analysing competition in the financial sector has pointed out that our finance regulators have become enablers of an industry that is an impediment to... Read More.

Working Paper

Antitrust Enforcement Against Platform MFNs

Jonathan B. Baker and Fiona M. Scott Morton
Antitrust enforcement against anticompetitive platform most favored nations (MFN) provisions (also termed pricing parity provisions) can help protect competition in online markets. An online platform imposes a platform MFN when it requires that providers using its platform not offer their products or services at a lower price on other platforms. We discuss ways by which government enforcers in the U.S. and private plaintiffs could potentially reach anticompetitive platform MFNs under the Sherman Act, and the litigation challenges such case present. Read More.

DICE Discussion Paper

De Gratis Non Curat Lex: Abuse of Dominance in Online Free Services

Miguel Sousa Ferro
Whilst we would agree that Competition Commissioner Vestager’s arrival led to tougher enforcement, we do not believe that the Commission is currently at a pivotal merger control crossroads. Rather, the Commission has shown renewed vitality in enforcement and undertaken initiatives to adapt its enforcement policy to changing market conditions, even if these may be debatable. Read More.

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