Competition journals: Jan. - March 2018

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

Towards a modernization of our economic law? - The word of the week by Guy Canivet and Frédéric Jenny G. Canivet and F. Jenny (JCP ed. G, no. 9-10, Feb. 26, 2018, doctr., 263)

Economic efficiency v/ competition policy? Reflections from the digital market M. Malaurie-Vignal (Contracts, conc., consom. Feb. 2017, no. 2, mark 2)

Common Agricultural Policy and Competition Law: Dangerous links B. Ruy (RLC 2017/69, No. 3339, p. 20)

Should Antitrust Go Beyond "Antitrust"? T. J. Brennan (The Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 63, Issue 1, March 2018, pp. 49-64)

Challenges for Competition Law Enforcement and Policy in the Digital Economy A. Capobianco and A. Nyeso (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 19-27)

Navigating the Digital Age: the European Commission’s Differing Approaches to Merger Control and Abuse of Dominance in the Digital Sector P. Karolczyk and K. Le Croy (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, February 2018, pp. 42-49)

Competitive harm in global supply chain: assessing current responses and identifying potential future responses D. J. Gerber (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Vol. 6, Issue 1, April 2018, pp. 5-24)

Antitrust Conversations with Nobel Laureates T. Schrepel (Revue Concurrentialiste, 2018)

Activity of the Court of Cassation in competition law (July to September 2017) (June 2017) P. Arhel (Small Posters, Jan. 10, 2018, No. 8, p. 6); (Small Posters, Jan. 22, 2018, No. 16, p. 8)

Activity of the Paris Court of Appeal in the field of competition (September-December 2017) P. Arhel (Small Posters, March 6, 2018, No. 47, p. 6)

Competition Chronicle L. Idot (Europe, Jan. 2018, No. 1, comm. 17-22 and 35-39; Feb. 2018, No. 2, comm. 74-76 and 91-96, Mar. 2018, Nos. 115-117 and 122-124)

Competition Chronicle D. Bosco and G. Decocq (Contracts, conc., consum. Feb. 2018, no. 2, comm. 31 to 34; Mar. 2018, no. 3, comm. 51 to 56)

Competition Chronicle (RJDA, No. 2/2018, Feb. 2018, p. 203)

2. Agreements

2.1. General

Leniency, Collusion, Corruption, and Whistleblowing R. Diogo Luz and G. Spagnolo (Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 13, Issue 4, December 2017, pp. 729-766)

Explicit vs tacit collusion: The effects of firm numbers and asymmetries L. Garrod and M. Olczak (International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 56, January 2018, pp. 1-25)

Settlements and Appeals in the European Commission’s Cartel Cases: An Empirical Assessment M. Hellwig, K. Hüschelrath and U. Laitenberger (Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 52, Issue 1, February 2018, pp. 55-84)

Special Issue: The NCAA Cartel (Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 52, Issue 2, March 2018)

Pay-for-Delay Decisions: Are They Truly Restricting Competition? S. Zakka (European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 276-287)

The "facilitator" of a cartel can, under certain conditions, be qualified as a party to the agreement L. Idot (Contract Review, 2018/01, March 2018, p. 94)

Facilitation of infringements of EU competition law and the general principles common to the laws of Member States L. M. Baudenbacher and A. Weitbrecht (ECLR, No. 39, 2018, p. 1).

2.2. Distribution

Selective distribution and sale of products on an online platform N. Petrignet and V. Coursière-Pluntz (RJDA, No. 2/2018, Feb. 2018, p. 107)

See also, Selective distribution and the Internet: beyond Coty, M. Giner Asins and Y. Anselin (Option Droit et affaires, 21 Feb. 2018, p. 10); La Cour précise sa jurisprudence en matière de restriction à la distribution de produits cosmétiques sur Internet, D. Berlin (JCP éd. G, no 1-2, 8 Jan. 2018, 31); Le nouveau visage de la distribution sélective après l’arrêt Coty, M. Behar-Touchais (Revue des contrats, 2018/01, March 2018, p. 87); Réseaux de distribution sélectifs vs plateformes en ligne : la Cour de justice a tranché !, F. Buy et J.-C. Roda (AJ Contrat, Jan. 2018, no 1, p. 34); Selective distribution and the l-market place: it is permissible to prohibit, C. Grimaldi (D. 25 Jan. 2018, no 3, p. 150); Internet to the test of selectivity: the fate of market places, M. Marcinkowski (RLC 2017/69, No. 3340, p. 27); Selective distribution and online platform: news items and the "Coty case", D. Mainguy (JCP éd. E, No. 11, 15 March. 2018, 1131, No. 7).

Automobile and motorcycle distribution contracts: case law review for 2017 A. Bricogne, X. Henry and A. Homman Ludiye (AJ Contrat, Feb. 2018, no. 2, p. 70)

Control of a non-affiliation clause: competitive and economic approach A. Bories (JCP ed. E, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2018, 1087)

3. Abuse of dominance

Object-based or effects-based approach? The Intel case A. Charpin and C. Goddet (RLC 2017/67, No. 3300, p. 26).

An Appraisal of the Remedy in the Commission’s Google Search (Shopping) Decision and a Guide to its Interpretation in Light of an Analytical Reading of the Case Law B. Vesterdorf and K. Fountoukakos (Journal of European Law & Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 3-18)

The Scope of the "Special Responsibility" upon Vertically Integrated Dominant Firms after the Google Shopping Case: is There a Duty to Threat Rivals Equally and Refrain from Favouring Own Related Business? E. Aguilera Valdivia (World Competition, Vol. 41, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 43-68)

The new frontiers of Article 102 TFEU: antitrust imperialism or judicious intervention? D. Bailey (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Vol. 6, Issue 1, April 2018, pp. 25-53)

How to Assess the Exploitative Practices of Collecting Societies? Taking Inspiration from FRAND Terms Mr. T. Patakyová (European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 306-319)

4. Restrictive practices

Overview of case law on clauses creating a significant imbalance in the rights and obligations of the parties for the application of Article L. 442-6, I, 2°, of the French Commercial Code (2016-2017) F.-L. Simon (Small Posters, Feb. 20, 2018, no. 37, p. 1)

The stopped expansion of Article L. 442-6, I, 2°, of the French Commercial Code on significant imbalance Mr. Behar-Touchais (Contract Review, 2018/01, March 2018, p. 67)

New additions to case law concerning the notion of "termination" within the meaning of Article L. 442-6, I, 5° of the French Commercial Code J.-D. Bretzner (AJ Contrat, Feb. 2018, no. 2, p. 85)

A nullity text? When the reform of ordinary contract law calls for the reform of the special law on practices restricting competition M. Chagny (Contract Review, 2018/01, March 2018, p. 137)

The cooperator is not a simple "economic partner", or the confinement of the law of restrictive practices G. Parléani (AJ Contract, Jan. 2018, No. 1, p. 31)

Chronicle Distribution and competitor protection M. Malaurie-Vignal and N. Mathey (Contracts, conc., consum. Feb. 2018, no. 2, comm. 26 to 30; March 2018, no. 3, comm. 44 to 50)

Chronicle Distribution Law D. Mainguy, J.-L. Respaud and S. Destours (JCP ed. E, No. 11, 15 March. 2018, 1131)

Conditions for liability claims for significant imbalance between the parties (BRDA, No. 2, Jan. 15, 2018, p. 15).

5. Concentrations

The cooperative commitment under the scrutiny of the Competition Authority M. Nossereau and J. Renouvin (RLC 2017/69, No. 3342, p. 36)

Merger Law Chronicle D. Bosco and C. Prieto (Contracts, conc., consom. Feb. 2018, no. 2, chron. 1)

EU Merger Control and Big Data B. Holles de Peyer (Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 13, Issue 4, December 2017, pp. 767-790)

Data, Innovation, and Potential Competition in Digital Markets - Looking Beyond Short-Term Price Effects in Merger Analysis T. McSweeny and B. O’Dea (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, February 2018, pp. 7-13)

Data in EU Merger Control M. Cole (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, February 2018, pp. 14-19)

Digital Markets in EU Merger Control: Key Features and Implications E. Ocello and C. Sjödin (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, February 2018, pp. 20-28)

Digital Markets and Merger Control in the EU: Evolution, not Revolution? C. Hatton, D. Gabathuler and A. Lichy (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, February 2018, pp. 29-35).

Mergers in the Digital Economy: A Practitioners’ Outlook on Key Merger Control Aspects of Big Data and Innovation in Digital Markets F. Schöning and C. Ritz (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, February 2018, pp. 36-41)

Partial Vertical Integration, Ownership Structure, and Foreclosure N. Levy, Y. Spiegel and D. Gilo (American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, February 2018, pp. 132-180).

Non-Controlling Minority Shareholdings and EU Merger Control M. Gassler (World Competition, Vol. 41, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 3-42)

Horizontal Shareholding: a Summary of the Argument F. M. Scott Morton (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Jan. 2018, pp. 55-59)

The EC’s increasing reliance on internal documents under the EU Merger Regulation: issues and implications N. Levy and V. Karadokova (ECLR, No. 39, 2018, pp. 12-23)

Austria Asphalt: Only Full-function Joint Ventures Subject to Review Under the EUMR L.-P. Rudolf (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2018, pp. 107-109)

Dismembering Producers from Customers: the Google/Sanofi Joint Venture R. Podszun (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, February 2018, pp. 50-55)

Private Equity and Merger Control - the Rules of the Game are Changing P. Lindfelt and M. Giangaspero (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Jan. 2018, pp. 16-20)

Mergers that Harm Sellers S. S. Hemphill and N. L. Rose (Yale Law Journal, 9 March 2018)

6. State aid

Transparency of State aid: an update on bonds A. Treca (Contracts, conc., consum. Feb. 2018, no. 2, study 3)

Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia de Betania (Congregación), A Tax Exemption for the Catholic Church in Spain Constitutes State Aid if it Concerns Education Services Provided on a Commercial Basis A. Biondi (Journal of European Law & Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2018, pp. 110-112)

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

Refining the Derogation Test on Material Tax Selectivity: the Equality Test B. Pérez-Bernabeu (European State Aid Law Quarterly, Vol. 16, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 582-597)

7. Public actions

Making good use of local public enterprises (LPEs): instructions for local elected officials and practitioners G. Durant (YCJA, Feb. 2018, No. 2, p. 84)

The regularisation of irregular tenders in public procurement reform G. D’Alboy (Contracts and Government Procurement, Jan. 2018, No. 1, p. 5)

Public procurement: reasoning and basis for a decision to reject an abnormally low bid F. Chanon (JCP ed. E, 29 Jan. 2018, No. 4, p. 104)

Substantial impairment of the economic equilibrium of a contract, where the public service delegation contract contains a transport component (Admin. Law, Dec. 2017, No. 12, p. 44, comm. 52)

The conceptual transformation of the internal market C. Boutayeb (European Union Review, March 2018, No. 616, p. 130).

The regulatory dynamics of the internal market barrier E. Carpano (European Union Review, March 2018, No. 616, p. 140)

8. Procedures

8.1. General

Scope of a decision to accept undertakings in respect of national judges L. Idot (Contract Review, 2018/01, March 2018, p. 92)

Jurisdiction and measures of in futurum investigation based on anti-competitive practices C. Lebel (JCP éd. G, No. 6, Feb. 5, 2018, 138)

Action against the refusal to initiate the procedure for the acceptance of undertakings (BRDA, 2018/01, No. 1, Jan. 2, 2018, p. 19)

Procedural Autonomy: a dying principle? Antoine Ciolf (Rev. des juristes de Sciences Po, March 2017, no. 13, p. 13)

8.2. Sanction Policy - Clemency - Settlement

Transaction procedure "à la française": time for a first assessment E. Claudel (RTD com., no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2017, p. 865)

Parent company sanctioned for anti-competitive practice by subsidiary: case law is getting tougher A. El Mejri (JCP ed. E, No. 5, 1 Feb. 2018, 1051)

The "mono-product" company causes the sanction of anti-competitive practices to be reduced under French and European Union law: a hell paved with good intentions? M. Dumarçay (RLC 2017/67, No. 3303, p. 37)

Comparing Parent Liability in EU and US Competition Law C. Koenig (World Competition, Vol. 41, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 69-100)

8.3. Actions for damages

3 QUESTIONS - Economic analysis of the law applied to class actions/group shares H. A. Acciarri and M.-J. Azar-Baud (JCP ed. E, No. 6, Feb. 8, 2018, 101)

Umbrella Damages: Toward a Coherent Antitrust Policy R. D. Blair and C. Durrance (Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2018, pp. 241-254)

Consumer Damages for Breach of Antitrust Rules: How to Reach Full Compensation for Consumers? N. S. R. Rosenboom, V. Kocsis and J. D. W. E. Mulder (Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 13, Issue 4, December 2017, pp. 710-728)

9. Regulations

Who wants to get rid of regulated energy tariffs? J. Gaubert (RLC 2017/67, No. 3299, p. 21)

The heritage of port slots P. Rodier (RFDA, Jan.-Feb. 2018, no. 1, p. 143)

10. International policy

Competition and fair trading practices in the higher education sector: a comparative review of the position in the UK and Australia L. Cejnar and A. Duke (ECLR, No. 39, 2018, p. 31).

The New Brandeis Movement: America’s Antimonopoly Debate L. Khan (Journal of European Law & Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 3, 2018, pp. 131-132)

Louis Brandeis: A Man for This Season J. Sallet (Colorado Technology Law Journal, 2018, Forthcoming)

Whatever Did Happen to the Antitrust Movement? H. J. Hovenkamp (Notre Dame Law Review, forthcoming, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-7)

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Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant, Competition journals: Jan. - March 2018, May 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86616, pp. 244-247

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