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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 61

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Orange says open to French telecom tie-up talks, not an instigator

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - French telecoms firms Orange (ORAN.PA) is open to discussing potential tie-ups with other operators in its home market but is not likely to be the instigator of consolidation in the sector, financial chief Ramon Fernandez said. Read More.


Restore plc / TNT UK Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Restore plc of certain businesses of TNT UK Limited.Read More.


Court of Appeal overturns judgment in MasterCard interchange fee case

The Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday 4 July that the fixing of interchange fees by MasterCard was an infringement of competition law. Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Platform competition: Who benefits from multihoming?

Competition between two-sided platforms is shaped by the possibility of multihoming (i.e., some users joining both platforms). Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Are legacy airline mergers pro- or anti-competitive? Evidence from recent U.S. airline mergers

Due to a series of recent mergers, the number of legacy airlines in the United States has decreased from six to three. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Making Sense of the Intricacies of Online Advertising Market: The French Autorité de la concurrence’s Take

The Autorité de la concurrence does not shy away from competition issues raised by the digital economy and has sought to take up the new challenges posed in all segments of competition regulation. Read More.

CLES Research Paper No. 1/2018

Updating the EU Internal Market Concept

Ioannis Lianos The study analyses the EU Internal market from a dynamic and a contextual perspective, taking into account, not just the normative changes brought by the intense legislative and judicial activity in this area, but also the important economic and technological transformations that have largely altered the structure of the global economy in the last two to three decades. Read More.

Working Paper

Tying, Bundling, and Double Marginalization

Daniel P. O'Brien and Greg Shaffer
We provide a general definition of bundling that encompasses the bundling of two or more objects over sets of three or more objects. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Recent Developments in EU Merger Remedies

Christopher Cook, Vladimir Novak and Sven Frisch
After an eight-year high intervention rate in 2016, the Commission’s intervention rate reverted to average levels in 2017. Read More.

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