13 June 2018
Ebbs and flows in the US enforcement of vertical competition concerns somewhat correlate to the political party in charge of the executive branch, but they are not determined by politics, the former acting head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
11 June 2018
Enforcers must be careful when they analyse mergers for innovation concerns, because current market shares are not such a good predictor of what competition for research and development will look like, the case manager on the European Commission’s review of Dow/DuPont and Bayer/Monsanto has said.
07 June 2018
The second-highest official at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said that investment in data collection could be chilled by obligations to share the data, but a lawyer for Google complainants has scoffed at the concern.
07 June 2018
The principal deputy assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has identified a lack of good presumptions on which to rely when analysing and measuring innovation in merger reviews.
30 May 2018
US Department of Justice principal deputy assistant attorney general Andrew Finch and Federal Trade Commission bureau of competition director Bruce Hoffman will give keynote speeches at GCR Live’s 6th Annual New York conference next week.
25 May 2018
The ability of standard-essential patent-holders to extract higher royalties when they breach promises to license on fair terms is not necessarily a harm to competition, even if it leads to higher prices for consumers, a counsel to the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
21 May 2018
A European Commission official has said the enforcer’s fiscal state aid policy is not biased against US-based technology companies, pointing to the majority of cases that do not concern such companies.
21 May 2018
Fairness should be viewed as a consequence rather than an objective of competition enforcement, an EU official has said in response to criticism of fairness as an enforcement benchmark.
10 May 2018
William Rinner, counsel to the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division, will give the keynote address at GCR Live’s second annual intellectual property and antitrust conference in California.
04 May 2018
Counsel for international antitrust at the US Federal Trade Commission has said enforcers “should not conflate” data privacy with competition issues, but dismissed suggestions the FTC does not take privacy concerns related to mergers seriously.