Expert Economist Andy Parkinson participated in a Q&A with Financier Worldwide, joining lawyers from Baker Botts, Hogan Lovells, and Latham & Watkins LLP, providing a UK and EU perspective on recent developments in vertical merger enforcement. Could you provide an overview of how vertical mergers are generally treated for antitrust enforcement purposes? Parkinson: Most vertical … Continued
Expert Economist Jorge Padilla discussed the risks that zombie firms pose to the economy and what could be done about them on a panel with speakers from the European Commission, the European University Institute, the French Competition Authority, Cleary Gottlieb, and ELIG Gürkaynak at the New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference organized by Concurrences.
Kirsten Edwards-Warren joined speakers from the European Commission, the UK Competition & Markets Authority, the French Competition Authority, and the South African Competition Commission on a panel at the 2021 International Mergers Conference, organized by University College London and Concurrences. Kirsten noted that the percentage of cases resulting in remedies is consistent over time. It … Continued
Read the Expert Opinion by Rashid Muhamedrahimov and Andrew Tuffin Merger regulators exist to prevent mergers and acquisitions that would substantially harm competition. In performing their duties, two key issues arise: accuracy and speed. In each case, the decision-making process matters. Decisions need to be thorough, well-reasoned, and well evidenced. A regulator that errs in … Continued
By John Davies, Justin Coombs, and Rameet Sangha The growth of the ‘internet giants’ has led to calls for increased antitrust (competition law) enforcement the world over. Some believe that existing laws and mechanisms are sufficient; others argue that the large digital platforms – particularly the GAFA firms Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon – create … Continued
Compass Lexecon has been recognized as one of the leading competition economics consulting firms by the Global Competition Review (“GCR”) for the 15th year in its annual Economics 21 survey.
Urs Haegler joined speakers from DG COMP, EU Travel Tech and Reed Smith to discuss antitrust in the aviation sector in a webinar organized by Concurrences.
Competition between digital platforms funded by advertisements (“ad-funded platforms”) is a hotly debated topic in both academic and policy-making circles. In particular, how does a lack of competition affect consumers of free services? Competition Authorities commonly analyze changes in consumer prices to assess whether a merger might harm consumers. But those analytic tools break down … Continued
Economist Frédéric Palomino joined speakers from Santander, DG Comp, the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Shearman & Sterling in a webinar organized by Concurrences.
Jorge Padilla of Compass Lexecon co-authors, with Robert O’Donoghue of Brick Court Chambers, the third edition of this book which examines the legal and economic principles that underpin the application of Article 102 TFEU to the behavior of dominant firms.