Competition journals: Oct. - Dec. 2017

This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publications over the last three months after release of the latest issue of Concurrences. Articles and working papers published on the Internet only are also welcome. Authors, editors and publishers are welcome to send their papers to: alain.ronzano@lactu-concurrence.fr for review in this section.

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1. General - Scope of application

The liberalisation of the sugar market, what impact will it have on the sector? F. Viala (Contracts, conc., consom. nov. 2017, no 11, Alert 65)

Special Issue: Antitrust and Regulatory Update (Review of Industrial Organization, 2017, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 395-528)

Antitrust and Inequality - Time for a Paradigm Change D. Kukovec (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Oct. 2017, pp. 51-57)

Antitrust Policy and Inequality of Wealth H. Hovenkamp (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Oct. 2017, pp. 7-13)

Further Reflections on Antitrust and Wealth Inequality D. A. Crane (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Oct. 2017, pp. 14-18)

UK competition policy post-Brexit: taking back control while resisting siren calls B. Lyons, D. Reader and A. Stephan (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Oct. 2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 347-374)

The Multifaceted Nature of Fairness in Competition Policy M. Trebilcock and F. Ducci (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Oct. 2017, pp. 19-24)

Online Platforms and the Commoditization of News Content J. Kanter and B. Kressin (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Dec. 2017, pp. 23-27)

Activity of the Cour de cassation in competition law (March-May 2017) P. Arhel (Small Posters, Nov. 6, 2017, no. 221, p. 6)

Activity of the Paris Court of Appeal in the field of competition (January-May 2017) P. Arhel (Small Posters, Nov. 10, 2017, no. 225, p. 6)

Activity of the Competition Authority in 2016 P. Arhel (Small Posters, Dec. 6, 2017, No. 243, p. 7)

Competition Chronicle L. Idot (Europe, Oct. 2017, No. 10, comm. 365 to 366 and 384 to 387; Nov. 2017, No. 11, comm. 417 to 424 and 436 to 441; Dec. 2017, No. 12, comm. 467 to 470 and 485 to 489)

Chronicle European competition law: anti-competitive practices L. Idot (RTD eur., No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2017, p. 769)

Competition Chronicle D. Bosco and G. Decocq (Contracts, conc., consom. Oct. 2017, no. 10, comm. 205 to 210; Nov. 2017, no. 11, comm. 227 to 231; Dec. 2017, no. 12, comm. 252 to 257; Jan. 2018, no. 1, comm. 12 to 16)

Competition Chronicle (RJDA, No. 10/2017, Oct. 2017, p. 758; RJDA, No. 11/2017, Nov. 2017, p. 872; RJDA, No. 12/2017, Dec. 2017, p. 967; RJDA, No. 1/2018, Jan. 2018, p. 76)

Chronicle Competition Law G. Decocq, L. Berthol-Balladur, E. Dieny, P. de Lanzac, A. Louvaris, V. Jaunet, F. Prunet and A.-L.-H. des Ylouses (JCP ed. E, No. 50, Dec. 14, 2017, 1679)

Prohibited Competition Chronicle - Unfair Competition and Free Ridership (October 2016-October 2017) Centre de droit de la concurrence Yves Serra (D. 7 Dec. 2017, No. 42, p. 2444)

2. Agreements

2.1. General

Endive Syndrome D. Bosco (Contracts, conc., consom. Dec. 2017, no. 12, Benchmark 11)

See also, L’endive, légume de saison, n’échapper pas à la concurrence et surtout à ses règles, D. Berlin (JCP éd. G, no 49, 4 déc. 2017, 1291)

To preserve the luxury image of its products, a supplier may prohibit its authorized distributors from selling them on Amazon. (Contracts, conc., consum. Jan 2018, no. 1, Alert 2)

The Value of Collusion with Endogenous Capacity and Demand Uncertainty J. Paha (Journal of Industrial Economics, 2017, Vol. 65, Issue 3, pp. 623-653)

Collusion under Imperfect Monitoring with Asymmetric Firms L. Garrod and M. Olczak (Journal of Industrial Economics, 2017, Vol. 65, Issue 3, pp. 654-682)

Endogenous Cartel Organization and Antitrust Fine Discrimination T. Reuter (Review of Industrial Organization, 2017, Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 291-313)

Old World Lost - Status and Prospects of the EU Competition Rules for the Insurance Sector after the Expiry of the Insurance BER F. Stancke (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 539-548)

2.2. Distribution

The freedom to select in selective distribution N. Ferrier (JCP ed. E, No. 50, Dec. 14, 2017, 1678)

Freedom for the headend not to renew the selective distribution contract H. Villey Desmeserets and F. Dauba (RLC 2017/64, No. 3244, p. 48).

Approval of a selective distributor: the revenge of the ordinary law of obligations on competition law? E. Dieny (RLC 2017/65, No 3259, p. 33)

Survey on Vertical Agreements in 2017 - Is the Rigid Application of Competition Law to Distribution Agreements Going to Kill the Buyer-Reseller Model? L. Vogel and J. Vogel (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 9, pp. 604-612)

3. Abuse of dominance

Provisional draw in the Intel case: the game continues... L. Idot (Europe, Oct. 2017, No. 10, study 9)

See also, Le géant Intel, its loyalty rebates and the equally effective competitor test, C. Prieto (Revue des contrats, 2017/4, déc. 2017, p. 656); "Exclusivity" rebates by a dominant undertaking are not always anti-competitive, V. Coursière-Pluntz (BRDA 20/17, 15 Oct. 2017, No. 20, p. 23); The Intel Case: Issues of Economic Analysis, Comity and Procedural Fairness, L. Ortiz Blanco and J. L. Azofra Parrondo (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Nov. 2017, pp. 40-44); European Competition Law: Enforcement or Regulation after Intel? D. D. Sokol (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Nov. 2017, pp. 45-48); Intel: Clarification or Contradiction? by M. Taylor and J. Schindler (The Antitrust Source, Dec. 2017).

The judgment of the European Court of Justice in Intel v Commission: a procedural answer to a substantive question? J. S. Venit (European Competition Journal, 18 Sept. 2017, Vol. 13, Issue 2-3, pp. 172-198)

The best defense is the attack - About the March 1, 2017 ruling of the Court of Cassation - "Amaury" case S. Destinations (RLC 2017/65, No. 3256, p. 12)

Symposium on Google Search (Shopping) Decision - Duty to Treat Downstream Rivals Equally: (Merely) a Natural Remedy to Google’s Monopoly Leveraging Abuse T. Hoppner (European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, 2017, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 208-222)

Aggregated Royalties for Top-Down FRAND Determinations J. L. Contreras (The Antitrust Bulletin, Dec. 2017, Vol. 62, Issue 4, pp. 690-709)

Fake News is a Real Antitrust Problem S. Hubbard (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Dec. 2017, pp. 16-22)

"Sham" Litigation When Can it Arise and How Can it be Reduced? I. Lianos and P. Regibeau (The Antitrust Bulletin, Dec. 2017, Vol. 62, Issue 4, pp. 643-689)

SEP Litigation and Huawei - Negotiations in the Shadow of Competition Law R. Podszun (The Antitrust Bulletin, Dec. 2017, Vol. 62, Issue 4, pp. 786-805)

4. Restrictive practices

Loyalty, competition law and common law judge: new developments, new perspectives (Proceedings of the competition talks of 26 September 2017) M. Chagny, C. Arens, L. Benzoni, P.-O. Chartier, T. d’Alès, G. Decocq, O. Douvreleur, M. Houlle, I. Luc, S. Nérot, Y. Picod, A. Sauret and L. Vignaud (RLC 2017/65, No. 3258, p. 27).

The scope of the significant imbalance rule: ebb and flow? M. Chagny (RTD com., No. 3, Jul-Sept 2017, p. 593)

Article L.442-6, I, 1°, of the French Commercial Code, a new instrument to control the lesion? C. Grimaldi (Revue des contrats, 2017/4, déc. 2017, p. 631)

Commercial breakdown and economic crisis N. Dissaux (JCP ed. E, No. 50, Dec. 14, 2017, 1680)

Clearly unlawful disturbance and the protection of a selective distribution network P. Wilhelm and É. Dumur (JCP ed. E, no. 47, Nov. 23, 2017, 1632)

Current events in the event of the sudden termination of a commercial relationship pursuant to Article L. 442-6, I, 5° of the French Commercial Code C. Mouly-Guillemaud (JCP ed. E, No. 47, Nov. 23, 2017, 831)

New light on sanctions of the non-compete obligation with post-contractual effect: from interpretation to revision A. Bories (JCP ed. E, No. 45, Nov. 9, 2017, 1596)

Chronicle Distribution and competitor protection M. Malaurie-Vignal and N. Mathey (Contracts, conc., consom. Oct. 2017, No. 10, comm. 195 to 204; Nov. 2017, No. 11, comm. 221 to 226; Dec. 2017, No. 12, comm. 241 to 251; Jan. 2018, No. 1, comm. 6 to 11)

5. Concentrations

The 9th amendment of the German law against restrictions of competition: a reform to be imitated? L. Nicolas-Vullierme (Contracts, conc., consom. jan. 2018, no. 1, study 1)

The control of concentration operations in the health care institutions sector: an economic issue, a public health impact B. Espesson-Vergeat (RLC 2017/65, No. 3257, p. 18)

Horizontal mergers: what impact on innovation? G. de Muizon (RLC 2017/65, No. 3258, p. 27)

Retail Mergers and Food Prices: Evidence from France M.-L. Allain, C. Chambolle, S. Turolla and S. B. Villas-Boas (Journal of Industrial Economics, 2017, Vol. 65, Issue 3, pp. 469-509)

Unilateral Effects of Horizontal Mergers with Vertical Relations between Firms and other Structural Market Changes M. K. Asphjell and H. H. Bergh, T. Merker and J. Skaar (Review of Industrial Organization, 2017, Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 381-394)

"Big Data and EU Merger Control - A Case Review M. Kadar and M. Bogdan (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 479-491)

The Role of the Efficiency Defence in EU Merger Control Proceedings Following UPS/TNT, FedEx/TNT and UPS v Commission D. Cardwell (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 9, pp. 551-560)

A Call for Greater Consistency in the Failing Firm Defense N. A. Armstrong Jr. and C. C. Yook (The Antitrust Source, Dec. 2017)

Aetna-Humana and Algorithmic Market Definition in the Guidelines K. Hatzitaskos, N. Hill and B. T. Howells (The Antitrust Source, Oct. 2017)

6. State aid

Chronicle State Aid, Competition, Regulation and the Public Sector S. Naugès and L. Ayache (Contracts, conc., consom. nov. 2017, no. 11, chron. 5)

The primacy of the legal analysis of the selectivity of the aid in the presence of a derogating tax regime (Concerning CJEU 21 Dec. 2016, cases C-20/15 P and C-21/15 P, Commission v World Duty Free Group) C. Galokho (RTD eur., No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2017, p. 723)

State aid: Luxembourg in the firing line F. Perrotin (Small Posters, Dec. 6, 2017, No. 243, p. 3)

Action for damages against the claim for repayment of illegal and incompatible State aid: the bridle and the bubble L. Leclercq, J. du Pasquier and C. Delsol (JCP ed. E, No. 47, Nov. 23, 2017, 1642).

Not Even the Church is Absolved from State Aid Rules: The Essence of Economic Activity P. Nicolaides (European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2017, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 527-536)

The Applicability and Application of the Market Economy Investor Principle: Lessons Learnt from the Financial Crisis M. A. Cyndecka (European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2017, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 512-526)

Is Belgium and Forum 187 v. Commission a Suitable Legal Source for an EU "At Arm’s Length Principle"? T. Joris and W. De Cock (European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2017, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 607-616)

The Concept of "Local Impact" in Cross-Border Regions B. Feidt (European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2017, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 634-636)

Nuclear Energy Reloaded - New State Aid for an Old Industry J. Kühling and C. Ruechardt (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 9, pp. 561-572)

Services of General Economic Interest, State Aid and State Measures Affecting Competition E. Szyszczak (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 10, pp. 678-691)

7. Public sector and competition

Public procurement, a strategic instrument at the service of public policies F. Llorens and P. Soler-Couteaux (Contracts and Public Procurement, Nov. 2017, No. 11, p. 1)

One year of criminal law on public procurement F. Linditch (Contracts and Procurement, Nov. 2017, No. 11, p. 13)

Chronicle State Aid, Competition, Regulation and the Public Sector S. Naugès and L. Ayache (Contracts, conc., consom. nov. 2017, no. 11, p. 7)

8. Procedures

8.1. General

Group responsibility in competition law - An example to follow? E. Claudel (Cah. dr. entr., Sept. 2017, no. 5, file 27)

The presence and role of counsel in access and seizure transactions: a comparative review of tax and competition proceedings Y. Rutschmann, O. Billard and G. Pellegrin (Contracts, conc., consom. Nov. 2017, no. 11, study 11)

Does the Court of Cassation’s amendment of its case law put an end to the difficulties related to specialization litigation under Article L. 442-6 of the Commercial Code? P. Vanni and A. Lacresse (RLC 2017/64, No. 3242, p. 36)

Competition Law and Fundamental Rights A. Andreangeli (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 524-538)

Access to File and Confidentiality of Information under European Competition Law I. Vandenborre, T. Goetz and A. Kafetzopoulos (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 9, pp. 613-621)

8.2. Sanction Policy - Clemency - Settlement

Does compliance have a value? L.-M. Augagneur (JCP ed. E, No. 40, Oct. 5, 2017, 1522)

The settlement procedure in the European Commission’s cartel cases: an early evaluation K. Hüschelrath and U. Laitenberger (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Oct. 2017, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp. 458-487)

The Transactionalization of EU Competition Law: A Positive Development? D. Geradin and E. Mattioli (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 10, pp. 634-643)

Cartel criminalisation and due process: the challenge of imposing criminal sanctions alongside administrative sanctions within the EU Dr. P. Whelan (Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, Vol. 64, Issue 2, pp. 143-164)

8.3. Actions for damages

The reaper, the tour operator and competitive harm T. d’Alès and A. Constans (JCP ed. E, No. 43-44, Oct. 26, 2017, 1582)

9. Regulations

Judicial review of regulated energy tariffs: the administrative judge as guarantor of a regulated competition regime (EC, ass., 19 July 2017) H. Rabault (Small Posters, Dec. 18, 2017, No. 251, p. 6)

The Energy Regulatory Commission and respect for economic freedoms J.-S. Boda (Energy - Environment - Infrastructure, Dec. 2017, No. 12, p. 60)

Regulated gas and electricity sales tariffs: is the end so near? C. Bihan-Graf and E. Creux (Energy - Environment - Infrastructure, Nov. 2017, No. 11, p. 39)

The assessment of the conformity of regulated natural gas tariffs with EU law and the power of modulation in time of the annulment on the ground of non-conformity (EC, 19 July 2017) A. Minescaut (La semaine juridique, Administrations et al. terri., Nov. 13, 2017, no. 45, 2275, p. 45)

Which regulator(s) in the airport sector P.-A. Blanchet (Energy - Environment - Infrastructure, Oct. 2017, no. 10, p. 19)

SNCF monopoly challenged, without success X. Domino (Energy - Environment - Infrastructure, Oct. 2017, no. 10, p. 44)

10. International policy

China Antitrust Law: An overview A. Tercinet (RLC 2017/64, No. 3241, p. 29)

How the New Brandeis Movement Already Overshoots the Mark: Sketching an Alternative Theory for Understanding the Sherman Act as a Consumer Welfare Prescription J. V. Coniglio (Competition Policy International, Oct. 2017)

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Alain Ronzano, Christelle Adjémian, Mathilde Brabant, Emmanuel Frot, Bastien Thomas, Competition journals: Oct. - Dec. 2017, February 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 85733, pp. 247-251

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