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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 70

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Sainsbury's-Asda deal could spark sale of hundreds of stores

The merger of Sainsbury's and Asda could damage supermarket competition in 463 areas, the competition watchdog has warned. Read More.


EU regulators want to know if merchants hurt by Amazon copies

EU antitrust regulators are asking retailers and manufacturers whether Amazon’s (AMZN.O) sales of own brand products similar to theirs have harmed their business, a move which could lead to a formal case and possibly fines against the U.S. tech giant. Read More.


FTC Hearing #2: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission held the second session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century with a daylong event on September 21 at the FTC’s Constitution Center facilities in Washington, D.C. The event was webcast live. Read More.


FCCA’s Competition Division restructured to increase efficiency

The aim of the reform is to ensure smoother merger control and to allocate more of the Competition Division’s resources to cartel controls. Read More.

McDermott Will & Emery

DOJ Announces Procedural Reforms Seeking to Resolve Merger Investigations within 6 Months of Filing

Today, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim announced a series of reforms with the express goal to resolve most merger investigations within six months of filing. The reforms seek to place the burden of faster reviews not only on the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), but also on the merging parties.Read More.


Antitrust in 60 Seconds: Multi-Sided Business Models

“Two-sided markets” is a term of art that refers to multi-sided business models, which describe a business model with two or more markets that are related to each other. Read More.


On the Amazon probe: neutrality everywhere (or the rise of common carrier antitrust)

Commissioner Vestager announced, last week, the launch of a preliminary probe into some of Amazon’s practices. According to the information that has been made available, the probe has been triggered by Amazon’s use of data coming from merchants using its marketplace. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Strategic Responses to Competitive Threats: Airlines in Action

John KwokaEmail and Birzhan Batkeyev
Firms compete with each other in numerous ways, but particularly interesting are the various ways in which they respond to competitive threats to their critical assets and operations.Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Increased Margins and Merger Assessment: No Need to Fret

Gregory J Werden and Luke M Froeb
Data-driven, case-by-case assessment of likely merger effects, using standard analytical tools, accounts for characteristics of the relevant market and of the merging firms, most especially margins. Read More.

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