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SSNIPpets (31): Albrecht Leyenheart

SSNIPpets (31): Albrecht Leyenheart

For the first time, the European Commission has a female President. Even more exciting: her family roots. From an antitrust point of view, however, this is just one of far too many news this week. Summer break seems to be approaching, so much is going on again. Rupprecht Podszun has seen the news, here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Daddy Cool The European Commission has a new boss. Ursula von…

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SSNIPpets (30): Mayflies

SSNIPpets (30): Mayflies

Just back from Aix-en-Provence, where the very fundamental eternital questions of antitrust law were discussed, Rupprecht Podszun finds himself again in exciting day-to-day business. Shortly before summer break – as is so often the case at this time of year – everything is running hot. We sort the most important and the most beautiful for you – here are the SSNIPpets, small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! The three Ministers: Proposals for EU Antitrust Law…

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Conference Debriefing (11): ASCOLA Conference, Aix-en-Provence, June 2019

Conference Debriefing (11): ASCOLA Conference, Aix-en-Provence, June 2019

This was the hottest conference you could possibly imagine in antitrust. Literally: 42 degrees Celsius in Aix-en-Provence when ASCOLA met. ASCOLA is the Academic Society for Competition Law – it is the organisation where antitrust researchers from around the world meet once a year to explain to each other what they found out. Rupprecht Podszun was cooked (if not grilled) there, too. Here is his Conference Debriefing! Name of Conference: 14th ASCOLA Conference Location: Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France Host: ASCOLA,…

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SSNIPpets (29): The child needs a name

SSNIPpets (29): The child needs a name

During Whitsun week, Germany is always a bit in a holiday mode – especially when the weather is as it is. Rupprecht Podszun, however, keeps an eagly eye in any weather, so that nothing gets lost from the antitrust world. In his SSNIPpets today you have a chance to win big– so give it a read! Here are the SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! This is an English translation. You may find…

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SSNIPpets (28): Far-away countries and people

SSNIPpets (28): Far-away countries and people

Commissioner Vestager gives us a break after the European elections. She is antichambering her own affairs, so antitrust enforcement has been postponed for a few days. This gives Rupprecht Podszun the opportunity to look through the pile of paper on his virtual desk, which has grown far too high. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Market dominance Two observations on the European elections, since this was a competition : Several…

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SSNIPpets (27): Post-Easter

SSNIPpets (27): Post-Easter

Everything is much easier when the sun is shining, Easter break was good, rabbits hobble through Düsseldorf’s city parks – freed from the burden of the Easter baskets, somehow even waste separation seems simple, and so do the developments in antitrust. It is only our very own Rupprecht Podszun who is unimpressed. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Diesen Text können Sie auch in Deutsch lesen, wenn Sie die Spracheinstellung…

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SSNIPpets (26): Onboarding

SSNIPpets (26): Onboarding

When things come to a head, there is only one thing left for your correspondent to do: keep calm and carry on. And so, at the end of an exciting competition week, Rupprecht Podszun brings everything back into his very own chaotic order. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Sie können diesen Text auch in Deutsch lesen – ändern Sie einfach die Sprache! Get in, please! While I am sitting…

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Conference Debriefing (7): International Competition Conference Berlin

Conference Debriefing (7): International Competition Conference Berlin

Every two years the competition community meets in Berlin upon invitation by the Bundeskartellamt. This year, the stage was set for good entertainment: Peter Altmaier, the German Minister for Economic Affairs with a taste for industrial policy, was to face Andreas Mundt and Margrethe Vestager, both of them global champions of enforcement. Yet, as Rupprecht Podszun found out, two other speakers stole the headlines. Here is his Conference Debriefing! Name of Conference: 19th International Competition Conference, known as “IKK” for…

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SSNIPpets (25): Swifter, Higher, Richer

SSNIPpets (25): Swifter, Higher, Richer

Slowly the Rhineland is recovering from the traditional carnival festivities, and so we can again devote all our attention to antitrust law. Rupprecht Podszun faces a challenge: Will he manage not to write about the two hot topics of these days in this issue of the SSNIPpets? Here are his small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project (SSNIPpets)! Wenn Sie die SSNIPpets auf Deutsch lesen möchten, klicken Sie einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. The Challenge…

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The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Podszun

The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Podszun

The Bundeskartellamt’s decision on Facebook received a warm welcome by the media in Germany yesterday. Probably, our blog with Justus Haucap’s remarks was the loudest (and most profound) critical voice. Today, Rupprecht Podszun joins in to share his first thoughts on a decision that is definitely a nominee for Innovation of the Year. Dieser Text ist auch auf Deutsch verfügbar. Klicken Sie dazu einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. Disclaimer first: I have not yet seen the decision. What I know about…

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