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European cartel fines in 2020

Enforcement activity and fines were substantially lower than in previous years. The European Commission completed two investigations comprising three cartel infringements. Aggregate fines of €279 million were imposed. Without leniency...

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Algorithmic Antitrust

This paper provides an overview of recent developments in algorithmic antitrust, and the economics and legal issues raised in the areas of abuse of dominance, algorithmic pricing and collusion, and...

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Pricing Algorithms as Collusive Device

This paper undertakes a critical review of the prospect that self-learning pricing algorithms will lead to widespread collusion independently of the intervention and participation of humans. There is no concrete...

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Damages for bid rigging

BritNed v. ABB [2018] EWHC 2616 (Ch) is the first English cartel damages judgment, and the first to consider margin, cost and econometric approaches to the quantification of damages. The judgment...

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European cartel fines in 2019

Case’s Annual Review: January 2020 European cartel fines in 2019 Summary The European Commission completed three investigations comprising five cartel infringements.  Aggregate fines of €1,469 million were imposed after leniency...

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