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The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Haucap

The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Haucap

The long-awaited Facebook decision of the Bundeskartellamt is finally out. Professor Justus Haucap from the Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) shares his first thoughts here on D’Kart. Finally, the Bundeskartellamt (Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, FCO) has today presented its long awaited decision in the Facebook case, following its three year investigation into Facebook’s activities. The FCO’s findings are that Facebook has exploited consumers by collecting and combining too much user data without obtaining users’ consent. Not obtaining user consent…

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Next Level Competition Law: The Study that will serve as a basis for the reform of abusive practices in Germany (and Europe?)

Next Level Competition Law: The Study that will serve as a basis for the reform of abusive practices in Germany (and Europe?)

Germany is starting to prepare the next reform of its competition law. The first step in the process (expected to take up to two years) was to commission a study by renowned professors on the need to reform the norms on abusive practices. The study was presented to Peter Altmaier, Minister of Economic Affairs in Germany, on 4 September 2018. Rupprecht Podszun flipped through the 173 pages and gives a first impression of what lies ahead.   Whenever I think…

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The Coty Case: First Comments by Haucap and Orth

The Coty Case: First Comments by Haucap and Orth

The CJEU just released its long awaited decision on the Coty case. As we did with the Google case earlier this year, we asked two antitrust experts to share their first impressions about the Coty decision with us: Justus Haucap, the DICE economist, and Mark Orth, the MEO lawyer, explain a case that defines online distribution.   Justus Haucap “A supplier of luxury goods can prohibit its authorised distributors from selling those goods on a third-party internet platform such as Amazon”. This…

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