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Blog Paul de Bijl: Corporate responsibility goes further than merely not violating the law
 |  Feb 23, 2024

By: Paul de Bijl (Netherlans ACM) Regulation as a delegated responsibility Last year, the Digital Markets Act (DMA) came into force, and on February 17, the Digital Services Act (DSA)…

Whose Failure Is the Failed Amazon/iRobot Merger?
 |  Feb 23, 2024

By: Lazar Radic & Sabrina Pekarovic (Truth on the Market) In November 2023, the European Commission informed Amazon of its initial belief that Amazon’s proposed acquisition of iRobot would restrict competition in…

Disappearing No More: Maintaining Electronic Messages for Antitrust Investigations
 |  Feb 23, 2024

By:  Michael Weiner, John Kavanagh, Lee Berger & Travis West (Steptoe Antitrust) The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have recently issued an updated model second request, explicitly…

The Subsidy Advice Unit – Our First Year and Next Steps
 |  Feb 23, 2024

By: Rachel Merelie(Competition & Markets Authority) The Subsidy Advice Unit (SAU), operating within the framework of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), marks its first anniversary as a pivotal component…

Whose Interest Is It Anyway? CAK Stresses ‘Public Interest’ in Merger Control
 |  Feb 23, 2024

By: Joshua Eveleigh (African Antitrust) On January 5th, 2024, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) granted approval for Nava Apparels L.L.C-FZ to acquire the assets of Mombasa Apparel (EPZ) and…

Don’t You (Forget About Me)
 |  Feb 22, 2024

By: Gerhard Klumpe (D’Kart) Who can forget ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’? This iconic anthem by Simple Minds not only resonates with anyone who grew up in the 1980s but…

The Fix Is In – Key Learnings From Recent Vertical Merger Challenges
 |  Feb 13, 2024

By:  Jon B. Dubrow, Stephen Wu, Matt Evola and Bailey K. Sanders (McDermott Will & Emery/Antitrust Alert)  The FTC recently celebrated a significant victory in its efforts to safeguard competition in the healthcare sector…

The Political Economy of the Decline of Antitrust Enforcement in the US
 |  Feb 9, 2024

By: Filippo Lancieri (ProMarket) For over five decades, scholars, policymakers, and commentators have examined regulatory capture, inspired by George Stigler’s seminal work. This research delves into the intricate mechanisms through…

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