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SSNIPpets (40): European Competition Days

SSNIPpets (40): European Competition Days

On some days the antitrust lawyer does not know where to look first, so much is happening. Rupprecht Podszun has no other choice. Without claiming to be complete, correct or chucklesome, he has noted down what he noticed recently in the wonderful world of competition. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Jubilee Line Is this a good day to send SSNIPpets? 60 years ago, OPEC, the infamous cartel of oil-exporting…

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Conference Debriefing (20): ASCOLA2020

Conference Debriefing (20): ASCOLA2020

The Academic Society for Competition Law, ASCOLA, regularly brings together the academics who research and teach in the area of competition – even this year! Instead of going to lovely Porto, however, the community of antitrust aficionados met in a three-day-Zoom-conference. Rupprecht Podszun was one of the hosts. He is the Ascola Vice President, and defying all journalistic ethics, he interviews himself here and gives his personal conference debrief for the readers of D’Kart. Thankfully, less biased Friso Bostoen shares…

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SSNIPpets 39: Basteln und bauen

SSNIPpets 39: Basteln und bauen

The time of working from home is for many people a time for DIY – the author of these lines met a well-known Düsseldorf antitrust law partner in the very long queue to a DIY store on a Corona-Saturday. The European Commission is also currently working on all kinds of things. And the courts are anyway. Time for a workshop report by Rupprecht Podszun. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project!…

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Vestager!

Vestager!

Breaking News: Margrethe Vestager remains in charge of competition in the new European Commission. While overseeing the digital agenda of the Commission as a Vice President, she will also head DG COMP as the Commissioner. Enforcing competition rules, dealing with state aid and coordinating the digital promises of Ursula von der Leyen’s college of Commissioners seems a lot for one person – but, hey, she took on Google, Apple and the like without fear. Mme. Vestager will probably become the…

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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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Conference Debriefing (6): Shaping the future of competition policy

Conference Debriefing (6): Shaping the future of competition policy

Meet the latest conference host in the Brussels circuit – it is no one else but Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. She made her entry into that market with a bang: Presenting a Nobel prize winner and other notable and notorious figures for free. Someone obviously learned the “think big and make it free” lesson from Silicon Valley… The conference about the future of competition policy was heavily overbooked, but Rupprecht Podszun was one of the 700 or so in the Charlemagne…

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SSNIPpets (19) – Björn Herbers über die Brüsseler Schule

SSNIPpets (19) – Björn Herbers über die Brüsseler Schule

Der Sommer ist vorbei, sogar mit der Sommerzeit nimmt es ein Ende, die Ferien sind vorbei, und die Eltern zittern wieder den ersten Tests in der Schule entgegen. Nur im Düsseldorfer Institut für Kartellrecht ruht noch der Vorlesungsbetrieb und also setzt das D’Kart-Team weiterhin auf kompetente Gastautoren. Heute analysiert Björn Herbers aus dem Brüsseler Büro von CMS schon einmal den Stundenplan für die kommenden Wochen. Hier sind seine SSNIPpets: small, but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project!…

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Google Android: A first read of the Commission’s second hit against Google

Google Android: A first read of the Commission’s second hit against Google

Google Android is talk of the town in Competitionopolis. While the decision in full has not yet been published by the European Commission, it is obvious that it will shape our understanding of Art. 102 TFEU. D’Kart asked Anna Huttenlauch to share her thoughts on the legal aspects known so far of the Commission’s pre-summer-break-mega-case 2018, and – lucky us! – she accepted to comment. One year after the European Commission fined Google €2.4 billion for abusing its dominance in…

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SSNIPpets (9) – heute in Fahrbereitschaft

SSNIPpets (9) – heute in Fahrbereitschaft

Das Wochenende kommt. Und also haben wir wieder in den Nachrichten der letzten Zeit gestöbert, um unseren geneigten Leserinnen und Lesern den Übergang ins Wochenende zu erleichtern. Rupprecht Podszun, der die Meldungen zusammengestellt hat, scheint uns immer noch etwas pathostrunken von 60 Jahren Kartellamt, dem Glück mit diesem Rechtsgebiet und der Musik der Trust Sentinels. Wir entschuldigen uns schon einmal präventiv. Hier sind die SSNIPpets – small, but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project.

SSNIPpets (8) – heute mit Ressortverteilung

SSNIPpets (8) – heute mit Ressortverteilung

Das Wochenende kommt. Und also haben wir wieder in den Nachrichten der letzten Zeit gestöbert, um unseren geneigten Leserinnen und Lesern den Übergang ins Wochenende zu erleichtern. Dabei wurde von Gerichten und Behörden ein Januar-Aktivismus entwickelt, der es schwierig macht, noch hinterherzukommen. Den Ausschnitt auffälliger Meldungen hat Rupprecht Podszun zusammengestellt. Diese Woche borgt er sich die Überschriften aus den Ressortspekulationen der GroKo (Sie erinnern sich: Deutschland sucht eine Regierung). Hier sind unsere SSNIPpets – small, but significant news, information and…

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