London partner Matthew Hall co-hosted the December 18 episode of the ABA’s Our Curious Amalgam podcast: “Has A New Ecosystem Been Discovered? The European Commission Blocks Booking’s Proposed Acquisition of eTraveli.”
The European Commission’s recent decision to block Booking’s proposed acquisition of eTraveli is unprecedented and even controversial to some. How should we understand the EC’s concerns? Eliana Garces, Senior Advisor with Analysis Group, joins Matthew Hall and Jaclyn Phillips to discuss the EC’s theories of harm. Listen to this episode for an economist’s take on the EC’s analysis and how we should think about it more generally.
Our Curious Amalgam explores topics in antitrust, competition, consumer protection, data protection, and privacy law around the world with leading experts in those areas. It is an amalgam because it is a group of diverse topics all in one place. It is curious because it gets the experts and asks them in-depth questions.
This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts.