Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
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.
A report providing an overview of the main achievements and lessons learned from the UKCN’s collaboration on remedies in consumer markets. Read More.
Lawyers who have been paying attention to such things might recall the predicted fallout from the decision in Akzo Chemicals Ltd v. European Commission, Case C-550/07-P (September 14, 2010). Read More.
The battle of the ‘object’ box – Appeals Tribunal hands down important precedent pushing back Danish NCA
The question of what constitutes a restriction of competition ‘by object’ has forever been intensely discussed and heavily litigated across the EU. As AG Kokott stated in her opinion in T-Mobile, the existence of an ‘object’ box is justified by the benefit of legal certainty and, not least, the need for conserving resources of competition authorities. Read More.
FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel penned an article this week on the doublespeak coming out of the current administration with respect to trade and telecom policy. Read More.
A recent article from The Information detailing Amazon’s current retail profits calls into question an assertion occasionally made about Amazon’s retail operations. Read More.
Erik Hovenkamp and Neel U. Sukhatme
Increasingly, cable and satellite TV services (known as “MVPDs”) seek to acquire upstream programming creators, as illustrated by AT&T’s recent merger with Time-Warner. At the same time, the pay-TV industry is rife with “most-favored nation” (MFN) agreements, which can sharply constrict the competitive process. Read More.
Ivaldi, Marc and Lagos, Vicente
The Coordinate Price Pressure Index (CPPI) measures the incentives of two competitors to engage in a particular type of Parallel Accommodating Conduct (PAC). Read More.
New Evidence on the Markup of Prices over Marginal Costs and the Role of Mega-Firms in the US Economy
The markup of price over marginal cost reveals market power. Read More.
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