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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 43

Valur Thrainsson
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Good morning,

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


Vestager: Barroso won’t lobby me

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday she would not meet former Commission President José Manuel Barroso, who now holds a senior job at Goldman Sachs, if he wanted to lobby her. Read More.

New York Times

AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs

WASHINGTON — A federal judge blocked AT&T’s move to obtain communication logs between the Justice Department and the White House on Tuesday, hampering the phone giant’s argument that politics played a role in the government’s decision to halt a merger with Time Warner. Read More.

European Commission

Commission fines maritime car carriers and car parts suppliers a total of €546 million in three separate cartel settlements

In three separate decisions, the European Commission has fined four maritime car carriers €395 million, two suppliers of spark plugs €76 million, and two suppliers of braking systems €75 million, for taking part in cartels, in breach of EU antitrust rules. All companies acknowledged their involvement in the cartels and agreed to settle the cases. Read More.

U.S. Department of Justice

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at King's College in London

It is a pleasure to be here today. Speaking here at King’s College feels a bit like a homecoming. Before I started my current position as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, I spent last year here in London as the Director of the University of Notre Dame’s London campus, located just a stone’s throw away from King’s College. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Testing Art. 102 TFEU in the Digital Marketplace: Insights from the Bundeskartellamt’s investigation against Facebook

Giulia Schneider. On 20th March 2016, the German Competition Authority launched a proceeding against Facebook for abuse of its dominant position in the market for social networks, based on its misleading terms and conditions for user data. Read More.

Truth on the Market

The Judgment of the EU Court of Justice in Intel and the Rule of Reason in Abuse of Dominance Cases

Nicolas Petit This paper discusses the judgment of the EU Court of Justice of 06 September 2017 in the Intel case. It argues that the case-law of the Court of Justice has now embraced the rule of reason for the assessment of the legality of dominant undertakings exclusivity rebate systems in particular, and for the analysis of exclusionary practices in general. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Evaluating Partial Divestitures When Vertical Relations are Important

We use the approach of the partial-ownership literature to model the partial sale of a firm’s productive capacity. We use the approach of the partial-ownership literature to model the partial sale of a firm’s productive capacity. Read More.

Journal of Competition Law & Economics


Thomas W Hazlett Sarah Oh Brent Skorup
Vertical restrictions have theoretically ambiguous efficiency effects. Marketplace evidence is, therefore, required to reveal the presence of anticompetitive foreclosure. An output effects model adjusting for market-specific factors suggests 3G penetration growth in Finland increased substantially following market reform. Read More.

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