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‘How Tech Rolls’: Potential Competition and ‘Reverse’ Killer Acquisitions

By: Cristina Caffarra (OECD On The Level) Agencies are paying more attention than ever to mergers where there is no loss of immediate competition, but...
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The Venture Capitalism Business Model for Start-Ups and the Debate on...

By Petros Vinis (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)1   On August 27, Greece’s PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis congratulated InstaShop, a grocery delivery platform with around 500,000 users...
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Antitrust Law and Digital Markets: A Guide to the European Competition...

By Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson (University of Graz) Leading jurisdictions around the world are debating whether the nature of data-driven digital markets and the smart technologies...

“Killer Acquisitions,” Big Tech, and Section 2: A Solution in Search...

Since the term “killer acquisition” was coined last year, many have moved quickly to declaring a killer-acquisition problem in tech and proposing Section 2...

“How Tech Rolls”: Potential Competition and “Reverse” Killer Acquisitions

Competition agencies are pivoting towards “loss of potential competition” theories of harm, especially in acquisitions by highly dominant companies of smaller/nascent players offering a...

The No Kill Zone: The Other Side of Pharma Acquisitions

In recent years there have been calls for increased scrutiny and enforcement of acquisitions by incumbent pharmaceutical firms of potentially competitive pipeline products. A...

Beyond Killer Acquisitions: Are There More Common Potential Competition Issues in...

How common are killer acquisitions in tech and are there alternative theories of harm that are likely to arise more frequently? We apply a...

Remember Stacker? Another Look at “Killer” Acquisitions in the Digital Economy

Many acquisitions of startups by incumbents in the digital economy have resulted in a significant boost to marketplace recognition and interest in innovative, but...

The Jury Is Out: An Assessment of Proposed Reforms to Australia’s...

Recently, competition authorities globally have been advocating for law reform to enhance their enforcement powers in relation to so called "killer acquisitions." In July...

Assessing “Killer Acquisitions”: An Assets and Capabilities-Based View of the Start-Up

Killer acquisitions have come under the eye of the antitrust community. However, the issue has not always been discussed in a systematic way and...

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