Topic: Common ownership

Common ownership likely not affecting cereal prices, study says

A theory that firms with common ownership stakes are tacitly colluding on price does not appear to be playing out in the cereal industry, according to a new study.

25 January 2021

Biden selects antitrust progressives as economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden has selected two outspoken advocates for more aggressive antitrust enforcement to serve on his Council of Economic Advisers.

02 December 2020

Common minority ownership – Is the CCI setting a new standard?

Common ownership has been a hot topic in antitrust law for a while and the debate as to its competitive effect is far from settled. India’s competition watchdog recently imposed conditions on a 3% investment because of minority holdings the buyer had in a rival company. Hemangini Dadwal, a partner at AZB & Partners, and associate Shreya Singh examine the potential impact of that decision.

01 December 2020

EU common ownership report struggles to assess impact on competition

The European Commission has released a 336-page report on common ownership, calling for more research to “disentangle the various effects” that the growing phenomenon might have on competition and prices – but lawyers say much more robust analysis is now needed.

01 October 2020

New research identifies potential influence of common ownership

A new paper by Yale University researcher Nathan Shekita has identified instances where common ownership may have influenced those companies’ decision-making.

05 August 2020

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