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Weekly Digest | Issue 1

Valur Thrainsson
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Most Read Articles

April 24, 2017

Good morning,

We hope you are enjoying CompetitionFeed.

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


Sky News

Ex-OFT chief Maxwell shortlisted to run competition watchdog

The former head of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has made it on to a shortlist to become Britain's next competition supremo. Sky News has learnt that Clive Maxwell, who is now a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is among a handful of remaining candidates to run the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Read More.

Reuters

FCC approves Time Warner sale of Atlanta TV station

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Monday it approved Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) sale of a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith Corp (MDP.N), a transaction that could help speed Time Warner's planned merger with AT&T Inc (T.N). In January, AT&T said it expected to be able to bypass the FCC in its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner because it would not seek to transfer any significant Time Warner licenses. Read More.

GCR

DG Comp closes biofuel investigation

Europe’s competition watchdog has closed a preliminary investigation of possible price-fixing and market division by biofuel producers. Read More.

Chillin'Competition

Evidence, Proof and Judicial Review in EU Competition Law

Fernando Castillo de la Torre and Eric Gippini Fournier have produced what I certainly one of the most interesting competition law books on the market. Readers of this blog are already familiar with the authors: Eric is one of our Friday Slots interviewees (see here), and Fernando is the author of the downloadable compendium of cartel law that broke some of our records last year (see here); for those interested in an update on 2016 cartel case law, a gift is available here: Cartel case law 2017 (Castillo). Read More.

Law and Contemporary Problems

Competition Policy: The Comparative Advantage of Developing Countries

Eleanor Fox (NYU). Despite all of the handicaps of developing countries, this article argues, developing countries have two overlooked comparative advantages in the realm of competition policy: their incentives are better aligned than those of the developed countries to design a competition law fit for their economic context, and their incentives are better aligned than those of the developed countries to design a regional framework and global norms. Read More.


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