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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 112

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Illinois joins lawsuit to stop T-Mobile, Sprint merger

Illinois has joined a multistate lawsuit aimed at stopping the merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N), the New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the effort along with California, said on Tuesday. Read More.


ACM does not grant a license for the acquisition of postal operator Sandd by PostNL

Having conducted a thorough investigation, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has decided not to grant a license for the acquisition of postal operator Sandd by rival operator PostNL. Read More.


FTC Challenges Proposed $1.2 Billion Merger of Title Insurance Providers Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and Stewart Information Services Corporation

The Federal Trade Commission today issued an administrative complaint [a public version of which will be available and linked to this news release as soon as possible] seeking to block title insurance provider Fidelity National Financial, Inc.’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Stewart Information Services, alleging the merger would substantially reduce competition in state markets for title insurance underwriting for large commercial transactions, and in several local markets for title information services. Read More.


How the CMA investigates cartels

As a principal investigation officer at the CMA, I work to investigate illegal cartel activity. Those involved in cartels will often go to great lengths to ensure they go undetected. Read More.

Israel Competition Authority

The Antitrust Authority is reconsidering its policy with regard to excessive prices of monopolies

The Antitrust Authority has decided to reconsider the policy of prohibiting excessive prices and to hold a public hearing on the subject. Read More.

The New York Times

A Cruel Parody of Antitrust Enforcement

The Justice Department is roughing up Mr. Trump’s political enemies and threatening the environment. Read More.


The Suspension of the Bundeskartellamt’s Facebook Decision- Part I: What the Order Actually Says

A comment on the suspension of the Bundeskartellamt’s Facebook decision seems like a perfect fit for the start of the new academic year at Chillin’Competition. Read More.

CoRe Blog

Ex-ante competition law enforcement and online platforms – a tool with no (clear) instructions

The interest of national competition authorities in the matter of online platforms and competition law is becoming increasingly visible. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

The Year in Review: Economics at the Antitrust Division, 2018–2019

Evan Gee, Craig Peters, Jeffrey M. Wilder
This article highlights the economic analysis that underlay certain enforcement efforts of the Antitrust Division over the past year. Read More.

Discussion Paper

Antitrust and Tech: Europe and the United States Differ, and It Matters

Gregory J. Werden and Luke M. Froeb
European enforcers have brought high-profile antitrust cases against the tech giants, and both activists and members of Congress are calling for action in the United States. Read More.

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