BIG5 of the Week

BIG5 of the Week 〔FEB 19-25〕

  • Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Big Fight’ Against Monopolies

    Twitter Elizabeth Warren: ‘There’s this belief, when it comes to tech companies, that when people don’t pay up front, there’s no antitrust concern. But that’s a myth. Data is power.’

  • Insight on the recent Roche/Novartis decision of the Court of Justice of the EU

    CJEU_Logo.pngTwitter An agreement between pharmaceutical companies to spread misleading information about the effects of a drug can be a violation of competition law because it can affect the prescriptions given by doctors.


  • The Case Against Google 

    NYT Article.pngTwitter NYT: If you love Google, you should hope for antitrust investigations. There is no better method for keeping the marketplace creative than a legal system that intervenes whenever a company, no matter how beloved, grows so large as to blot out the sun.


  • Trump Antitrust Cop Splits With EU Over Probes of Big Tech

    Twitter DOJ antitrust chief: The EU stance towards digital platforms ‘might stifle the very innovation that has created dynamic competition for the benefit of consumers’.


  • European Commission fines maritime car carriers and car parts suppliers for collusion

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    Twitter European Commission fines multiple companies (including Bosch and Continental) for participating in a cartel while supplying car parts.


Updates from The Antitrust

  • Whatever happened to ‘View Image’?

    settled with Getty Images to save itself from another potential fine from the European Commission.



〔FEB 19-25〕

BIG5 of the Week〔Feb 12-18〕

  • The Competition Authority of Germany – its case against Facebook:

    UntitledTwitter Competition law may prohibit the merging of data from WhatsApp and Instagram with Facebook profiles. The data merging potentially gives Facebook an unfair competitive advantage in attracting advertisers that violates antitrust rules.   

  • [Opinion] Break Up the Tech Giants intelligence² debate:

    Untitled 2Twitter Prof. Pinar Akman: To decide to break up the GAFAM tech giants, we must be convinced that the market is not competitive, that the tech giants engaged in harmful conduct and that breaking them up is necessary and proportionate. There is no evidence to support this.

  • Price-fixing penalty imposed on Samsung upheld in Japan:


    Twitter Supreme Court rules that competition law can apply to price-fixing of products supplied to customers outside Japan.


  • MediaPro case closed in Spain:

    CNMCTwitter The CNMC terminated its case against MediaPro - the dominant broadcaster of Champions League and La Liga football leagues. MediaPro committed to license its content to competing broadcasting platforms on fair and non-discriminatory terms.

  • Getty Images settles with Google:

    Twitter Getty Images drops EU scraping complaint after concluding a licensing agreement with Google.



〔Feb 12-18〕