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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 42

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


New York Times

AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

The company is requesting that Makan Delrahim testify in the trial over the government’s decision to block its merger with Time Warner, sources said. Read More.

POLITICO

Vestager kicks off new chapter in Google Shopping probe

The European Commission is investigating whether Google has done enough to resolve concerns that led to a €2.42 billion antitrust sanction in June, sending rival sites a list of questions to see if they benefited from the search giant’s remedies. The questionnaire, obtained by POLITIC... Read More.

Sky News

Lloyds killed plan for SLA insurance merger

Britain's biggest high street bank killed off secret plans for a life insurance merger administering roughly £300bn of client assets following a row over the new venture's ownership structure. Read More.

European Commission

Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed merger between Praxair and Linde

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed merger between Praxair and Linde under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in the supply of sever. Read More.

African Antitrust

SA Airlink referred to Tribunal for Engaging in Alleged Excessive and Predatory Pricing Conduct

The Competition Commission (Commission) has referred SA Airlink, a privately owned regional feeder airline, to the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) for prosecution on charges of excessive and predatory pricing in relation to a specified domestic route in... Read More.


Truth on the Market

Foreign Export Cartels, Comity, and the Separation of Powers

Over the last two decades, the United States government has taken the lead in convincing jurisdictions around the world to outlaw “hard core” cartel conduct. Such cartel activity reduces economic welfare by artificially fixing prices and reducing the output of affected goods and services. At the... Read More.



Kluwer Competition Law Blog

House of Lords Publishes Report on Brexit’s Impact on Competition and State Aid

the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee of the House of Lords (“EU Committee”) published its report on the implications of Brexit on competition law and State aid (“Report”). Read More.



Journal of Competition Law & Economics

THE DECISION TO INVESTIGATE MERGERS IN THE UK’S VOLUNTARY REGIME

Simon Chisholm and Tom Heideman
As merging parties can choose whether to notify their transaction in the United Kingdom, the competition authority has a well-developed procedure for capturing those that are not notified but may raise concerns. We provide an overview of how the decision to investigate is taken, including the extent of transactions reviewed at this stage, an overview of the decision-making process, and an assessment of recent reforms to the process. We go on to analyze the extent to which decisions taken (not) to investigate are appealable. Read More.


Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

The new frontiers of Article 102 TFEU: antitrust imperialism or judicious intervention?

David Bailey
Whe purpose of this article is to examine whether and to what extent Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union is being applied to more and more practices with less and less regard for the rules, procedures and remedies provided by other fields of law that also apply to those practices. Read More.

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