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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 117

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


Google secures two Android phone makers' backing in fight against EU antitrust order

Alphabet unit Google’s fight against a record EU antitrust fine related to its Android mobile software received a boost after Europe’s second-highest court allowed Android phone maker Gigaset and HMD Global Oy to intervene in the lawsuit. Read More.


EU's top regulator for Big Tech looks to use stronger action

The EU's powerful antitrust chief said Tuesday she's weighing up stronger measures to curb anticompetitive behavior because huge fines that she has levied on tech multinationals aren't working. Read More.


Google begins responding to Texas antitrust investigators' data demands

Texas officials managing a sprawling investigation of the advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google have begun receiving data from the search and advertising giant after two previous probes bogged down in extended document fights. Read More.


Cleaning chemicals firm must sell acquired business

The CMA has decided that Ecolab must sell off Holchem to prevent potential price rises or a lower quality of service as a result of their merger. Read More.

Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg competition authorities

Joint memorandum of the Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg competition authorities on challenges faced by competition authorities in a digital world

A number of studies have been published in the last few months about the specific challenges that the digital economy raises for competition authorities. Read More.


DOJ and Merging Parties Agree on Unprecedented Arbitration Procedure to Resolve Merger Challenge

On September 4, 2019, the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) sued to block Novelis Inc.’s proposed $2.6 billion acquisition of Aleris Corporation. Read More.

Working Paper

A Prospective Competitive Effects Analysis of the AT&T/Time Warner Merger

Paul R. Zimmerman, George Chang and Shawn W. Ulrick
The vertical merger of AT&T and Time Warner combined one of the largest downstream multiple video program distributors (MVPDs) with one of the largest upstream providers of pay-TV programming. Read More.

114 Northwestern University Law Review, (Forthcoming)

Horizontal Directors

Yaron Nili
Directors wield increasing influence in corporate America, making pivotal decisions regarding a corporation's affairs and management. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Recent Developments at the CMA: 2018–2019

San Sau Fung, Jenny Haydock, Alex Moore,James Rutt, Robert Ryan, Mike Walker and Ian Windle
We discuss three important cases that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has completed over the past year: Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Revisiting the Horizontal Mergers and Innovation Policy Debate

Jorge Padilla
Many papers have been written since the European Commission (‘Commission’) issued its decision in Dow/Dupont back in 2017. Read More.

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