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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 58

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


AT&T completes its takeover of Time Warner

US telecoms giant AT&T has completed its takeover of entertainment firm Time Warner after winning a court battle earlier this week. Read More.


The AT&T Ruling Shows That U.S. Regulators Don’t Understand Media’s Present — or Future

This week’s decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon to allow AT&T and Time Warner to complete their merger will bring to a close a deal that has been pending for almost two years. Read More.

New York Times

Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Is a Win for Consumers

A federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday to greenlight the merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a big boost to the competitiveness of the American economy and an even bigger win for consumers and shareholders. Read More.

European Commission

Commission clears Comcast's proposed acquisition of Sky under EU merger rules

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Sky by Comcast, a US based global media, technology and entertainment company. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

Competition Appeal Tribunal quashes the CMA’s excessive pricing decision against Pfizer and Flynn Pharma

On 7 June 2018, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) held that the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) misapplied the relevant legal test when finding that Pfizer and Flynn Pharma (Flynn) unfairly priced their epilepsy drug. Read More.

Truth on the Market

AT&T-Time Warner merger approved

AT&T’s merger with Time Warner has lead to one of the most important, but least interesting, antitrust trials in recent history. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

Chevron and the Politicization of Law (or, Chevron Step Three)The suspense has an end – Highest German court adopts decision with major impact for ongoing damage claims

In July 2005, Germany adopted a new law providing that the limitation period for damage claims is suspended during the investigation of a competition authority (“Suspension Provision”). Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

The Antitrust Prohibition of Excessive Pricing

David Gilo and Yossi Spiegel
Excessive pricing by a dominant firm is unlawful in many countries. To assess whether it is excessive, the dominant firm’s price is often compared with price benchmarks. Read More.

Centre for Economic Policy Research

Dynamic Vertical Foreclosure

Fumagalli, Chiara and Motta, Massimo
This paper shows that vertical foreclosure can have a dynamic rationale. Read More.

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