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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 92

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source

Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, with the sanction expected to be much smaller than previous fines. Read More.

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Spotify accuses Apple of stifling competition with 'unfair' 30% app tax

Spotify has submitted a formal complaint against Apple to the European Commission, claiming the iPhone maker "deliberately disadvantages" other app developers. Read More.


UK’s supermarket sweep

Britain is signaling that it wants to take a new approach to mega mergers after Brexit — taking a far harder line than Paris and Berlin. Read More.


Explainer: Why Germany wants a merger to underpin Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger, prompting labor union concerns about possible job losses and questions from analysts about the merits of a combination. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Use and abuse of bargaining models in antitrust: AT&T/Time-Warner and FTC v. Qualcomm

he Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have spent a significant amount of time in federal court litigating major cases premised upon an anticompetitive foreclosure theory of harm. Read More.

Politico Magazine

Don’t Break Up Big Tech

The worst ideas in Washington are often bipartisan. Big Tech is about to learn this lesson, if it hasn’t already. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

One-time information exchange sufficient – a recent reminder in the UK

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) recently welcomed the Court of Appeal’s dismissal of a challenge brought against a decision of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) by Balmoral, a supplier of steel water tanks. Read More.

Bio-Science Law Review 19

Establishing Unfairly High Prices: The Implications of the CAT’s Judgment in Flynn and Pfizer v Competition and Market Authority

Alison Jones and Christopher Stothers
Research and development of new and innovative pharmaceutical treatments is important but expensive and risky. Read More.

Columbia Business Law Review, Forthcoming

Platforms and the Rule of Reason: The American Express Case

Herbert Hovenkamp
In Ohio v. American Express Co., the Supreme Court applied antitrust’s rule of reason to a two-sided platform. Read More.

Working Paper

Transaction Costs and Competition Policy

Dennis W. Carlton
This paper studies how current competition policy should be altered in order to take into account our understanding of how transaction costs influence the ability of firms and consumers to deal with market power. Read More.

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