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Presentation at ERA Summer Course on European Competition Law
Trier, July 2016
competition law & economics, merger control

Rainer Nitsche presented at the ERA Summer Course on European Competition Law in Trier. He talked about “Competition policy and economics; an introduction” & “Defining the relevant market: methodology and challenges”.

More information on the event can be found here.

Presentation on rebates at the "New Frontiers of Antitrust“ Conference in Paris
Concurrences, Paris, June 2016
Anti-trust, competition

Hans W. Friederiszick discussed together with Andreas Mundt, Trevor Soames and Nicolas Petit recent developments regarding enforcement practice on rebates in Europe. Hans presentation (jointly produced with Linda Gratz from E.CA) specifically explored the merits of the As Efficient Competitor Test.

More information about the conference can be found here.


PDF icon His presentation can be viewed here.
Remunicipalization and Competition in the Waste management Industry
Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, June 2016
Remunicipalization, Competitive effect of public provision of services, Waste management
Multiple rounds in a chain store game
Theory and Decision, doi: 10.1007/s11238-016-9551-2
Michael Melles
Multimarket Firms, Entry, Predation, Reputation
Boring Banks and Taxes
CES ifo working paper no. 5309
Felix Bierbrauer
EU State aid control: The quest for effectiveness
EStAL Journal 2015 Issue 4/15: p. 1-6.
European State aid control
Information exchanges among competitors
Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law, eds. F. Wijckmans and F. Tuytschaever. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
A. Boutin
cartel, European State aid control, competition
Competition policy in modern retail markets
Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Oxford University Press, November 2015
externalities, cross-channel shopping, competition law, retail competition

Hans W. Friederiszick and Ela Glowicka published an article on the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. The article maps out the alignment of characteristics of products targeted by recent antitrust enforcement in Europe with the likelihood of free-rider effects taking place. Specifically in the case of products with search and experience characteristics, intensive enforcement activity despite prevalent free-riders were found.


Competition policy in modern retail markets
Hidden Efficiencies: The Relevance of Business Justifications in Abuse of Dominance Cases
Journal of Competition Law & Economics, August 2015
European competition policy, Abuse of dominance, efficiency defence

Abstract: This article assesses the relevance of efficiencies and other justifications in recent Article 102 TFEU cases. Based on a review of all EU decisions and openings between 2009 and mid-2013, we find that procompetitive justifications still play an unsatisfactory role in the EU Commission’s evaluations, except in IT-related abuse cases. This stands in contrast to the policy goals expressed during the reform phase (from 2005 to 2009), the Guidance Paper, and the increasing relevance of efficiency considerations in merger proceedings. We argue that this development is due to a malfunctioning of the balancing test—that is, the weighting of pro- and anticompetitive effects, as pro- and anticompetitive effects are often non-separable and non-monotone in Article 102 TFEU cases. Policy options are discussed, and it is argued that a fully integrated analysis is the only policy option fully addressing the problem.


View the external abstract here
A Fleet Without a Captain? Taking Stock of European Antitrust Litigation Post EU Directive
CPI Antitrust Chronicle, January 2015 (1)
antitrust, EU Directive, litigation