Category Archives: Antitrust – Competition law

Pricing strategies: who leads and who follows in the air and rail passenger markets in Italy

Bergantino, Angela Stefania ; Capozza, Claudia and Capurso, Mauro study Pricing strategies: who leads and who follows in the air and rail passenger markets in Italy. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we aim at empirically uncovering the existence of price leadership….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Chinese Company’s Use of Foreign Sovereign Immunity Defense Linked to FTAIA Standard for “Direct” Impact on U.S. Commerce

On February 1, 2018, the Northern District of California court handling the sprawling In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation[1] (“CRT”) declined to enter a default judgment against related Chinese defendants, finding the companies had made a sufficient showing of immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act[2] (“FSIA”) for the issue to be addressed on the merits more fully.  The decision by Judge Tigar turned on the court’s interpretation of the “commercial activity” exception to the FSIA’s general preclusion of jurisdiction against foreign sovereigns and their agencies and instrumentalities, an exception that requires conduct having a “direct effect” in the United States.  That statutory construction in turn was drawn from the alternative test for Sherman Act claims under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act[3] (“FTAIA”) that requires foreign conduct have a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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THE DECISION TO INVESTIGATE MERGERS IN THE UK’S VOLUNTARY REGIME

Simon Chisholm and Tom Heideman study THE DECISION TO INVESTIGATE MERGERS IN THE UK’S VOLUNTARY REGIME. ABSTRACT: As merging parties can choose whether to notify their transaction in the United Kingdom, the competition authority has a well-developed procedure for capturing….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Antitrust Enforcement Against Platform MFNs

Jonathan B. Baker, American University – Washington College of Law and Fiona M. Scott Morton, Yale School of Management discuss Antitrust Enforcement Against Platform MFNs. ABSTRACT: Antitrust enforcement against anticompetitive platform most favored nations (MFN) provisions (also termed pricing parity….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Antitrust Division Establishes the “Jackson-Nash Address” and Announces Professor Alvin Roth as Inaugural Speaker

Press release: Antitrust Division Establishes the “Jackson-Nash Address” and Announces Professor Alvin Roth as Inaugural Speaker Professor Alvin Roth, Nobel laureate in economics, will address Antitrust Division attorneys, economists, and invited guests on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. The Antitrust Division….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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