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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 105

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


U.S. Justice Department set to decide on T-Mobile, Sprint merger as soon as next week

The U.S. Justice Department is set to decide as early as next week whether to approve the $26.5-billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile USA and Sprint Corp, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday. Read More.

European Commission

Commission prohibits proposed merger between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp

The European Commission has prohibited the creation of a joint venture by Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would have reduced competition and increased prices for different types of steel. The parties did not offer adequate remedies to address these concerns. Read More.


Unpacking Divestiture Packages

Crafting effective merger remedies is one of the Commission’s most important tasks. Done well, a divestiture prevents the competitive harm likely to result from a proposed merger and ensures that competition remains as robust as it was premerger. Read More.


4 Berkshire estate agents accused of illegally fixing fees

The CMA has today announced its provisional finding that 4 Berkshire estate agents have broken competition law. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

Proposal to tighten up the Swiss Cartel Act

The Federal Council aims at tightening up the Cartel Act in order to combat the foreclosure of the Swiss market and the price discrimination against Swiss corporate customers. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

Common sense or non-sense? The ‘migration vs. substitution’ paradigm in market definition

It is almost impossible these days to attend a competition law conference without the topic of ‘Competition law in the digital era’ making up part of the agenda. Read More.


The return of the policy that shall not be named: Principles of industrial policy

The 'Asian miracles' and their industrial policies are often considered as statistical accidents that cannot be replicated. Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Should competition authorities care about conglomerate mergers?

Carolina Policarpo Garcia and Paulo Furquimde Azevedo
Mergers and acquisitions may change competition even when they do not affect market structure, a case known as conglomerate mergers. Read More.

Working Paper

Regulating for Telecommunications Competition in Developing Countries: The Case of Papua New Guinea

Bronwyn E. Howell, Petrus H. Potgieter and Ronald Sofe
Papua New Guinea is a low-middle income developing Asia-Pacific island country with a relatively long history of telecommunications market development under firstly Australian administration, and latterly under a pro-competitive set of regulatory arrangements strongly influenced by Australian policy-making. Read More.


Cost Efficiencies and Upward Pricing Pressure

Jessica Dutra and Tarun Sabarwal
We investigate the accuracy of UPP as a tool in antitrust analysis when there are cost efficiencies from a horizontal merger. Read More.

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