Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Killer Acquisitions”

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Virtual Webinar

Is it true that markets are becoming too concentrated? More specifically, is it true that large companies are using mergers as a tool thwart competition and stifle innovation by killing off upstart rivals? These questions depend on how you define relevant markets for antitrust purposes. Legislative proposals in the United States and European Union would attempt to end so-called “killer acquisitions” by preventing companies with large market capitalizations from buying small firms. But would that also preclude “enabler acquisitions” that foster competition rather than stifle innovation? 

ITIF and Competition Policy International hosted the fifth in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust,” in which Aurelien Portuese, ITIF’s director of antitrust and innovation policy, sits down with leading scholars and antitrust enforcers in Washington, Brussels, and elsewhere to discuss the path forward in making antitrust a foundation for innovation.

05/07/2021 10:0005/07/2021 10:45America/New_YorkITIF Event: Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Killer Acquisitions”Virtual WebinarMore information: https://itif.org/events/2021/05/07/dynamic-antitrust-discussion-series-killer-acquisitionsMM/DD/YYYY
John Mayo
Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
Douglas Melamed
Professor of the Practice of Law
Stanford Law School
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Section Chair - Antitrust & Competition Law Partner
Baker Botts
Daniel Sokol
Huber C. Hurst Eminent Scholar Chair in Law and Professor
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Aurelien Portuese
Director, Antitrust and Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation