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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 68

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Trump's antitrust enforcer considers shifting up a gear

The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which stops mergers it believes will push up prices, signaled Thursday he was willing to consider tougher enforcement, a move that could affect high profile big tech companies but also energy producers, drug makers and a big swath of the U.S. economy. Read More.


Merger inquiry outcome statistics

Statistics showing the outcomes of merger inquiries examined under the Enterprise Act 2002. Read More.


Lessons from FTC v. Wilhelmsen for merger practitioners

Last month, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FTC’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, halting Wilhelmsen’s proposed acquisition of Drew Marine following a 10-day hearing. Read More.

Covington Competition

The German Monopolies Commission’s Proposals Regarding Pricing Algorithms

he German Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission), an independent body advising the German federal government and legislature on competition law and policy, recently published its Twenty-second Biennial Report (“Report”) in which it outlined recommendations to adapt the German legal framework to account for what it characterized as new competition challenges faced by the increasing and irreversible digitisation of many parts of the economy (please see the Summary Report here and Press Release here, both available in English). Read More.


On Ping: the CAT reinvents economics in a paragraph – will cartels now be allowed?

The provisional judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in Ping is now out. Most of you will remember that the case is about the status of (outright) online sales bans under Article 101(1) TFEU. Read More.

Truth on the Market

More Evidence Against the Common Ownership Problem

“The U.S. stock market is having another solid year. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the shares of companies that manage money.” Read More.

The Covington View

Apple / Shazam: Determining the value of data in merger cases

On April 23, the European Commission (“Commission”) opened an in-depth investigation of Apple’s acquisition of Shazam in order to, in the words of Commissioner Vestager, ensure that “music fans won’t face less choice as a result of this proposed merger”. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Geographic Market Definition in the Merger Guidelines: A Retrospective Analysis

Since the initial Merger Guidelines in 1968, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have revised their merger enforcement screen over the course of six versions. Read More.

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