Dear Readers,

The October 2020 CPI Antitrust Chronicle includes articles based on presentations from the online Special Policy Sessions (“SPS”) organized by CRESSE in collaboration with CPI in June – July 2020. The contributions here include articles by a number of prominent economists and legal experts.

The 2020 SPSs focused on the following topics:

• Controlling pre-emptive mergers: in need of a new approach?
• Vertical mergers: enforcement developments and guidelines
• Antitrust and regulation in the digital economy

CRESSE (, is an international network of academics and other professionals, with an interest in Competition Policy and Sectoral Regulation. Every year CRESSE organizes an international conference in Greece that is now widely recognized as one of the top academic conferences in the economics of competition policy and regulation worldwide. CRESSE conferences offer a, probably unparalleled, breadth of academic research, combined with topical policy discussions and insights into the most recent enforcement developments and challenges in the main jurisdictions around the world, that are relevant to enforcers, practitioners and academics alike. The issues in the CRESSE SPSs are examined by invited academics (economists and lawyers), policy makers, corporate representatives and practitioners.

On July 2-4, 2021, CRESSE will organize its 15th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regul


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