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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 103

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault

Fiat Chrysler has made a "transformative" merger proposal for French carmaker Renault, the Italian firm said on Monday. Read More.


Nissan CEO sees no big downside to FCA-Renault merger

Nissan sees no major downside to partnering with a combined Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA), it said on Wednesday in a lukewarm endorsement of the proposed $35 billion tie-up, which would complicate an already uneasy alliance. Read More.


Probe into £1.3bn doorstep lender bid

The competition watchdog is investigating whether the £1.3bn takeover of Provident Financial would lessen competition for consumers. Read More.

Channel News

Vodafone Leads TPG, ACCC Merger Appeal

Vodafone Hutchinson Australia (VHA) has submitted a statement of claim to the Federal Court, asserting its 5G network will be inferior to Optus and Telstra, should its merger with TPG Telecom be denied. Read More.


Then, now, and down the road: Trends in pharmaceutical patent settlements after FTC v. Actavis

Last week, Bureau of Competition staff published a report on filings received in fiscal year (FY) 2016 under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), the thirteenth such report since the MMA took effect in 2004. Read More.


EU Judicial Review: Major Antitrust Implications of Recent State Aid Cases, Part 2 (Real Madrid, Case T-791/16)

Last week the General Court annulled yet another Commission State aid decision in the Real Madrid case. This is an important development for at least 3 reasons: Read More.


What Consumers Think About Mergers And Acquisitions

The question of whether mergers and acquisitions are good for companies has been hotly debated and scientific data on the subject is equivocal. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Can Experts Structure Markets? Don’t Count On It.

Complexity need not follow size. A star is huge but mostly homogenous. “It’s core is so hot,” explains Martin Rees, “that no chemicals can exist (complex molecules get torn apart); it is basically an amorphous gas of atomic nuclei and electrons.” Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

The New Procedural Fairness in Competition Law: Global Developments

D Daniel Sokol
Procedural fairness has been a hot topic within the competition law community for some time. Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Optimal regulation with exemptions

Louis Kaplow
Despite decades of research on mechanism design and on many practical aspects of cost-benefit analysis, one of the most basic and ubiquitous features of regulation as actually implemented throughout the world has received little theoretical attention: exemptions for small firms. Read More.

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