European Competition Law Annual 2003

The volume reproduces the materials of the roundtable debate that took place at the eighth Workshop and is dedicated to the question What is an Abuse of a Dominant Position?

Author: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847310507

Category: Law

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The European Competition Law Annual 2003 is the eighth in a series of volumes following the annual workshops on EU Competition Law and Policy held at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University in Florence. The volume reproduces the materials of the roundtable debate that took place at the eighth Workshop and is dedicated to the question What is an Abuse of a Dominant Position?. It contains the usual mix of expert discussion and expert papers presented by the participants at this annual gathering of leading EU and international experts on competition law.
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European Competition Law Annual 2008

This is the thirteenth in a series on EU Competition Law and Policy produced under the auspices of the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence.

Author: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847315601

Category: Law

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This is the thirteenth in a series on EU Competition Law and Policy produced under the auspices of the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence. The volume contains the written contributions of numerous competition policy experts, together with the transcripts of a roundtable debate which examined the subject of "settlements" between enforcers of competition law and defendant companies in cartel cases and in other types of antitrust cases. The Workshop participants included: -- senior judges from major jurisdictions (the European Union, Germany and the United States); -- senior enforcement officials and policy makers from the European Commission, from the national competition authorities of certain EU Member States and from the US Department of Justice and the US Federal Trade Commission; and -- renowned international international academics, legal practitioners and professional economists. In an intense, intimate environment, this group of experts debated a number of legal and economic issues pertaining to two broad lines of discussion: 1) settlements and plea agreements in cartel cases, including their links with leniency programs and with private enforcement; and 2) settlements in "commitment" cases decided under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 and under comparable procedures of national law.
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European Competition Law Annual 2013

This volume contains papers presented at the 18th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop.

Author: Philip Lowe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509900473

Category: Law

Page: 688

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This volume contains papers presented at the 18th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop. The papers examine means of balancing effective (public) competition law enforcement and the requirements of legitimate and accountable exercise of public authority. The authors address the design and performance of various enforcement tools at European and national levels, including sanctions and remedies but also distinctive instruments under Regulation 1/2003 (eg commitment procedures) and under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Article 106(3) when used as a basis for infringement procedures). From the perspective of legitimacy, reflections focus on the implications of fundamental rights standards and general principles of law for the EU's complex and quasi-federal enforcement architecture. Issues that may sometimes escape judicial scrutiny are also discussed, such as how agencies prioritise their activities, and how investigation responsibilities are distributed within the European Competition Network. Effectiveness and legitimacy are then considered in the context of public enforcement cooperation beyond the EU, where international organisations, regional cooperation and a range of formal and informal modes of governance prevail.
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European Competition Law Annual 2007

... “A Pragmatic Approach to Identifying and Analyzing Legitimate Tying Cases”, in Claus-Dieter Ehlermman and Isabela Atanasiu, eds., European Competition Law Annual 2003: What is an Abuse of a Dominant Position?, Hart Publishing, 2006, ...

Author: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847314673

Category: Law

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This is the twelfth in a series on EU Competition Law and Policy produced by the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence. The volume reproduces the written contributions and transcripts in connection with a roundtable debate which examined the EU's enforcement policy as regards the abuse of a dominant position under Article 82 EC. The workshop participants included: senior enforcement officials and policy makers from the European Commission, from the national competition authorities of certain EU Member States and from the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission; and renowned international academics, legal practitioners and professional economists. In an intense, intimate environment, this group of experts debated a number of legal and economic issues structured according to three broad lines of discussion: 1) comparisons of the concept of monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act with that of abuse of dominance under Article 82 EC; 2) a reformed approach to exclusionary unilateral conduct; and 3) exploitative unilateral conduct and related remedies.
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European Competition Law Annual 2005

Forrester I. (2005): “EC Competition Law as a Limitation on the Use of IP Rights in Europe: Is there a Reason to Panic?”, in Ehlermann C.-D. and Atanasiu I, eds., European Competition Law Annual 2003: What Is an Abuse of a Dominant ...

Author: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847313553

Category: Law

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This is the tenth in a series of volumes based on the annual workshops on EU Competition Law and Policy held at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence. The volume reproduces the materials of the roundtable debate which examined the interaction between competition law and intellectual property law. The workshop participants - a group of senior representatives of the Commission and the national competition authorities of some EC Member States, reknowned international academics and legal practitioners - discussed the economic and legal issues that arise in this particular area of application of the EC competition rules, under the following headings: 1) whether the characteristics of intellectual property products/markets justify special treatment under the competition rules; 2) a critical assessment of the Block Exemption Regulation and corresponding Guidelines recently adopted in this area of EC competition law enforcement; 3) the specific enforcement issues that arise in relation to patent pools and collecting societies; and 4) specific problems related to IP in the domains of merger control and application of Article 82 EC.
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Modernisation and Enlargement

This book comprises a set of papers that were prepared for and delivered at the Global Competition Law Centre's Annual Conference "Modernisation and Enlargement: Two Major Challenges for EC Competition Law".

Author: Damien Geradin

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9789050954327

Category: Law

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This book comprises a set of papers that were prepared for and delivered at the Global Competition Law Centre's Annual Conference "Modernisation and Enlargement: Two Major Challenges for EC Competition Law". The book presents an analysis of the new Regulation 1/2003 on the implementation of the competition rules laid down in Article 81 and 82 of the Treaty. This new Regulation represents a cultural revolution for EC competition lawyers, who were accustomed to notifying agreements in order to obtain some legal certainty for their clients. Modernisation opens up a brand new world where corporations and their lawyers will be asked to self-assess the validity of their agreements under EC competition law. The direct effect given to Article 81(3) will also stimulate implementation at the national level, including actions in national courts, although several procedural issues may impede private actions in courts. Amongc its other features, Regulation 1/2003 also creates a European Competition Network (ECN), which provides an institutional focus for cooperation between the NCAs and the Commission, as well as among the NCAs themselves. Enlargement of the European Union was one of the factors, which contributed to the adoption of Regulation 1/2003. Enlargement will expand the geographical scope of application of EC competition rules, but it will also create many important challenges. The NCAs of the new Member States are relatively new organisations, which in some cases lack the expertise and resources to pursue a credible enforcement agenda. These Member States are, however, willing to take on those challenges and, though a period of adaptation will be needed, there are no reasons why they should be unable to progressively develop a successful competition policy. Already, some agencies (e.g., in Hungary or Poland) have developed a credible enforcement record. This book is invaluable for all EU competition lawyers.
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European Competition Law Annual 2004

(2003): European Competition Law Annual 2001: Effective Private Enforcement of EC Antitrust Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland Oregon). The seventh Workshop (June 2002) concluded the series devoted to the modernization of ...

Author: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847312679

Category: Law

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The European Competition Law Annual 2004 is ninth in a series of volumes following the annual workshops on EU Competition Law and Policy held at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence. The volume reproduces the materials of the roundtable debate that took place at the ninth edition of the workshop (11-12 June 2004), which examined the relationship between competition law and the regulation of (liberal) professions. The (liberal) professions and the rules governing their functioning have become of interest for EC competition law enforcement since the early nineties, making the object of a series of Commission decisions and judgments of the European courts. The subject has gained in importance in the perspective of the recent decentralisation of EC antitrust enforcement. The regulation of (liberal) professions is also a matter of increasing concern from the perspective of freedom of services in the internal market. The workshop participants - a group of senior representatives of the Commission and the national competition authorities of some Member States, reknown international academics and legal practitioners - discussed the economic, legal and political/institutional issues that arise in the relationship between competition law and the regulation of (liberal) professions.
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EU Competition Law

European Competition Law Annual 2003: What is Abuse of a Dominant Position? (Hart Publishing, 2006) EhLErmann, C.-D., and AtanasiU, I. (eds.), European Competition Law Annual 2005: The Interaction Between Competition Law and ...

Author: Alison Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198824657

Category: Law

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The essential guide to EU competition law for students in one volume; extracts from key cases, academic works, and legislation are paired with incisive critique and commentary from an expert author team. In this fast-paced subject area, the authors carefully highlight the most important cases, legislation, and developments to allow students to navigate the breadth of legislation and case law. With their clear explanations and commentary, the authors provide invaluable support to students as they approach this complex and highly technical area of law. Extracts provide opportunities for students to understand the law in practice, and to see its relevance to business. Indispensable for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike, this is the standalone guide to the competition law of the EU. Online resources: The text is accompanied by online resources containing: -An additional chapter on State Aid -Web links -Updates in the law
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EU Competition Law Volume 5

Ehlermann and I. Atanasiu (Eds.), European Competition Law Annual 2003: What Is Abuse of Dominant Position? (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2006), pp. 325–54. M. Motta and A. de Streel, “Exploitative and Exclusionary Excessive Prices in EU ...

Author: Francisco Enrique Gonzalez-Diaz

Publisher: Claeys & Casteels Law Publishing

ISBN: 9789491673184

Category: Law

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Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, concerning the abuse of a dominant position, has probably never played a more prominent role in EU anti-trust policy than today. In 2009, there were high profile cases involving Microsoft, Intel, GDF Suez, and numerous others, and, at the end of 2008, the European Commission issued new guidance on enforcement priorities in applying Article 102 to abusive exclusionary conduct. In many respects, Article 102 represents probably the most rapidly evolving area of EU anti-trust law and provides for a much greater role in Community competition law enforcement for national competition authorities. This book gives a complete working guide to these new procedures, as well as a detailed examination of court jurisprudence in this complex and important area of law. It is an in-depth working guide to the application of Article 102 in practice, including the evolution in policy resulting from the important Commission Review and the economic approach to its application that is becoming the hallmark of recent Commission policy in this area. The book's contributors are leading authorities with wide experience within the European Commission and private practice.
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European Competition Law Annual 2006

in Ehlermann C.-D. and Atanasiu I., eds., European Competition Law Annual 2001: Effective Private Enforcement of EC Antitrust Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland, Oregon, 411–. —— (2003): “Should Private Antitrust Enforcement Be ...

Author: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847313942

Category: Law

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This is the eleventh in the series on EU Competition Law and Policy produced by the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence. The volume reproduces the materials of the roundtable debate which examined the enforcement of the prohibition on cartels. The workshop participants - senior representatives of the Commission and the national competition authorities of some EC Member States, renowned international academics and legal practitioners - discussed the economic and legal issues that arise in this particular area, including: 1) unearthing cartels: the evidence; 2) the institutional framework and 3) tools of enforcement.
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The International Dimension of EU Competition Law and Policy

De Streel (2003), 'Exploitative and Exclusionary Excessive prices in EU law' in C.-D. Ehlermann and i. atanasiu, European Competition Law Annual 2003: What Is an Abuse of a Dominant Position? (hart publishing) Muchoki Njoroge, p.

Author: Anestis S. Papadopoulos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492386

Category: Law

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Modern competition law was first employed by countries over one hundred years ago in order to address issues relating to restrictions of trade at the national level. Recent international economic integration has weakened the distinction between the domestic and the international in several fields of economic activity, and consequently the laws which regulate such activity, competition law included. Several attempts to address the paradox of adopting national competition rules to address international issues have been made at the international, regional and (lately) bilateral levels. This book discusses the international dimension of EU competition law, and examines the position taken by the EU in four distinct categories of international agreements which are devoted to competition or include competition provisions. In particular, it analyses the EU's position with regard to bilateral enforcement cooperation agreements, bilateral free trade agreements, plurilateral-regional agreements and the long negotiations for the adoption of a multilateral competition regime.
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A Principled Approach to Abuse of Dominance in European Competition Law

Constitutional Law of the European Union (harlow: Pearson education, 2002) ehlermann, c. d. and Atanasiu, i. (eds.) European Competition Law Annual 2003: What is an Abuse of a Dominant Position? (oxford: hart Publishing, 2006) ehlermann ...

Author: Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139486842

Category: Law

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Three questions surround the interpretation and application of Article 82 of the EC Treaty. What is its underlying purpose? Is it necessary to demonstrate actual or likely anticompetitive effects on the market place when applying Article 82? And how can dominant undertakings defend themselves against a finding of abuse? Instead of the usual discussion of objectives, Liza Lovdahl Gormsen questions whether the Commission's chosen objective of consumer welfare is legitimate. While many Community lawyers would readily accept and indeed welcome the objective of consumer welfare, this is not supported by case law. The Community Courts do not always favour consumer welfare at the expense of economic freedom. This is important for dominant undertakings' ability to advance efficiencies and for understanding why the Chicago and post-Chicago School arguments cannot be injected into Article 82.
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The Right to Damages under EU Competition Law

Annual 2001: Effective Private Enforcement of EC Antitrust Law (Oxford: Hart, 2003). Ehlermann, C.-D. & Atanasiu, I. (eds), European Competition Annual 2002: Constructing the EU Network of Competition Authorities (Oxford: Hart, 2004).

Author: Veljko Milutinovic

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041142498

Category: Law

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It is the provocative thesis of this book that the Commission’s struggle for a more ‘effective’ system of private enforcement has gone from being a mere enhancement of a single EU policy (competition) to slowly but surely fuelling a paradigm shift in EU law.
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Firm Dominance in EU Competition Law

European Competition Law Annual 2003: What Is an Abuse of a Dominant Position? Bloomsbury Publishing (2006), at pp. 36-38. 134 Paulis, Emil. “Article 82 EC and Exploitative Conduct” in Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and Isabela Atanasiu (eds.) ...

Author: Jorge Marcos Ramos

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789403520001

Category: Law

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How does it come about that a certain firm dominates a market? Can an understanding of this process lead to a more effective enforcement of competition law? That is the question approached in this compelling book. The author reviews the European Union’s (EU’s) Article 102 case law, comparing it with United States (US) provisions, demonstrating that new ways of looking at market power are needed – today’s tech giants differ from older monopolies. He clarifies the role of dominant firms in the competitive process, proposing that conduct should be scrutinized differently depending on the source of market power, rather than using the same approach for all dominant undertakings. Supporting his contention that the legal consequences that derive from holding a dominant position cannot be disassociated from the sources of that market power—that a dynamic understanding of dominance requires looking both forwards and backwards in time—the author examines such sources of dominance as the following: ‒ statutory dominance derived from explicit protectionist measures or subtler geoeconomic strategies; ‒ legacy firms such as the telecommunications or transport industries; ‒ natural monopolies, e.g., the exploitation of a mine; ‒ investment efforts undertaken in a competitive environment; ‒ intangible resources such as timing, reputation, experience, innovation capabilities, or managerial processes; ‒ lucky monopolies; and ‒ anticompetitive behavior on the road to dominance. Drawing insights from EU and US case law, industrial organization scholarship, and strategic management literature, the book resolves questions related to the role that the origins of market power have played and should play in the enforcement of EU competition rules against dominant firms. It concludes with a list of policy recommendations bringing the application of Article 102 TFEU against dominant firms more in line with the objective of protecting the competitive process. With its focus on how EU competition law enforcement should be fine-tuned to adequately incorporate the origins of firm dominance into the analysis of single-firm behavior, the book makes a major contribution to the analysis of anticompetitive effects. Practitioners, competition authorities, and academics in competition law will greatly appreciate the book’s combination of legal analysis and recommendations for policy reform.
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European Competition Law

28 Ehlerman, C-D. and I. Anastasiu (2006), European Competition Law Annual 2003: What is an Abuse of Dominant Position?: Hart Publishing, Oxford. 29 http://ec.europa.eu/competition/antitrust/art82/discpaper2005.pdf, accessed 1 June 2009 ...

Author: Lorenzo Federico Pace

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857933133

Category: Law

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This timely book, with contributions from prominent experts including Luis Ortiz Blanco, Valentine Korah, Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker, Lorenzo F. Pace and Richard Whish, examines the novel aspects of the 2009 Guidance on Article 102. They present a critical assessment of the Guidance that could be relevant to the result of the ongoing Commission'sinvestigations, for example, the opened procedure against Google. Moreover, the contributing authors identify the differences between the Guidance and the prohibition of exclusionary abuses in some member states (including France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain) and reveal the ways in which the relevant national laws treat exclusionary abuses, and assess how they differ from the approach of the Guidance. They also reveal the history and development of the relevant national legislation on prohibitions of unilateral conduct.
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The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law

Lando O, Clive E, Prum A and Zimmerman R, Principles of European Contract Law Part III (The Hague, Kluwer Law International, 2003). Lang JT, 'Fundamental Issues Concerning Abuse under Article 82 EC' paper presented at Annual Competition ...

Author: Pinar Akman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847318893

Category: Law

Page: 376

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The objective(s) of Article 102 TFEU, what exactly makes a practice abusive and the standard of harm under Article 102 TFEU have not yet been settled. This lack of clarity creates uncertainty for businesses and, coupled with the current state of economics in this area, raises an important question of legitimacy. Using law and economic approaches, this book inquires into the possible objectives of Article 102 TFEU and proposes a modern approach to interpreting 'abuse'. In doing so, this book establishes an overarching concept of 'abuse' that conforms to the historical roots of the provision, to the text of the provision itself, and to modern economic thinking on unilateral conduct. This book therefore inquires into what Article 102 TFEU is about, what it can be about and what it should be about regarding both objectives and scope. The book demonstrates that the separation of exploitative abuse from exclusionary abuse is artificial and unsound. It examines the roots of Article 102 TFEU and the historical context of the adoption of the Treaty, the case law, policy and literature on exploitative abuses and, where relevant, on exclusionary abuses. The book investigates potential objectives, such as fairness and welfare, as well as the potential conflict between such objectives. Finally, it critically assesses the European Commission's modernisation of Article 102 TFEU, before proposing a reformed approach to 'abuse' which is centred on three necessary and sufficient conditions: exploitation, exclusion and a lack of an increase in efficiency.
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Consumer Involvement in Private EU Competition Law Enforcement

Miege C, 'Modernisation and Enforcement Pluralism- (2005): The Role of Private Enforcement of Competition Law in the EU and the ... European Competition Law Annual 2001: Effective Private Enforcement of EC Antitrust Law (Hart 2003) 3.

Author: Maria Ioannidou

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198726432

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 249

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Despite the growing importance of 'consumer welfare' in EU competition law debates, there remains a significant disconnect between rhetoric and reality, as consumers and their interests still play only an ancillary role in this area of law. Consumer Involvement in Private EU Competition Law Enforcement is the first monograph to exclusively address this highly topical and much debated subject, providing a timely and wide-ranging examination of the need for more active consumer participation in competition law. Written by an expert in the field, it sets out a comprehensive framework of policy implications and arguments for greater involvement, positioning the debate in the context of a broader EU law perspective. It outlines pragmatic approaches to remedial and procedural measures that would enable consumer empowerment. Finally, the book identifies key institutional and political obstacles to the adoption of effective measures, and suggests alternative routes to enhance the role of consumers in private competition law enforcement. The book's innovative approach, combining normative analysis and practical solutions, make it invaluable for academics, policy-makers, and practitioners in the field.
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European Competition Law Annual 2011

Integrating Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law - Implications for Courts and Agencies Philip Lowe, ... Eric, 'Institutional Report: The Modernisation of European Competition Law: First Experiences with Regulation 1/2003', ...

Author: Philip Lowe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782253785

Category: Law

Page: 640

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This volume contains papers presented at the 16th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop, held at the European University Institute on 17-18 June 2011. This edition of the Workshop examined the emerging and increasingly important use of private rights of action before national courts, and the prospects for legislation and soft law initiatives at the level of the EU. The book has been updated and reflects the European Commission's private enforcement package of June 2013. Furthermore, the experiences of various national jurisdictions are discussed, both within Europe and in the US and Canada. As a whole, the volume explores how public and private enforcement might function harmoniously, as an 'integrated' system, to promote the public interest while ensuring that individual rights created in this field by the EU competition rules are vindicated. The contributors have, however, devoted significant analysis to the tensions between those two modes of enforcement. Authors contributing to this book include: Enno Ahlenstiel Donald Baker Jochen Burrichter Horst Butz Scott Campbell Brian Facey Tristan Feunteun Ian Forrester Andrew Foster Andrew Gavil Barry Hawk James Keyte Assimakis Komninos Bruno Lasserre Frédéric Louis Mel Marquis Veljko Milutinovic Luis Silva Morais Tom Ottervanger Silvia Pietrini Mark Powell John Ratliff J Thomas Rosch David Rosner Mario Siragusa James Venit
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Identifying Exclusionary Abuses by Dominant Undertakings under EU Competition Law

Geradin, D. 'Limiting the Scope of Article 82 of the EC Treaty: What can the EU learn from the US Supreme Court's ... In European Competition Law Annual 2003: What Is an Abuse of a Dominant Position?, edited by Ehlermann & Atanasiu.

Author: Eirik Østerud

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041142504

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Under Article 102 TFEU, dominant firms are allowed to compete, but only to the extent their market behaviour does not constitute an abuse. Needless to say, the wording of the article neither explains what an abusive restriction of competition is nor how such a practice can be identified. Rather than developing a one-size-fits-all test applicable to all forms of market behaviour by dominant firms, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the General Court (ex; Court of First Instance) have set out a system of tests for separate categories of conduct. Drawing on the full range of the EU Courts’ relevant case law, this very useful book analyses the conditions that must be fulfilled for a broad range of business practices to be deemed abusive within the meaning of Article 102 TFEU, and also identifies the criteria that must be fulfilled for a practice to be ‘objectively justified’. The potentially abusive practices studied here (as defined in the relevant case law) include the following: predatory pricing; margin squeezing; exclusivity agreements; loyalty rebates; refusals to supply to induce exclusivity; secondary line price discrimination; vexatious litigation; acquisitions of intellectual property rights (IPRs); refusals to supply necessary inputs; provision of storage equipment on the condition of exclusive use; selective above-cost price cuts; tying; technological integration; and refusal to license IPRs. The author also contrasts the Commission’s decisional practice with the case law, assesses approaches under U.S. antitrust law to similar forms of conduct, and incorporates insights from economic theory. This study greatly enhances our understanding of the distinction between abusive conduct and lawful competition. In the course of its clarification of the EU Courts’ responses to individual forms of market behaviour, an overall approach to the identification of exclusionary abuses under Article 102 TFEU begins to come into view. Apart from the important new synthesis the work offers legal scholars, there can be little doubt this book will prove a valuable asset and even an inspiration to competition lawyers.
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The Evolution of European Competition Law

European University Institute, June 2003; R. O'Donoghue, 'Over-regulating Lower Prices: Time for a Rethink on Pricing Abuses under Article 82 EC', in Ehlermann, Atanasiu (eds), European Competition Law Annual 2003: The Abuse of a ...

Author: Hanns Ullrich

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847201867

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 384

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Professor Ullrich is thoughtful and attracted star scholars from many countries, so the papers and discussion are provocative and introduce recent economic thinking, although many are written by lawyers. . . The text is lucid and interesting, the thought innovative and anyone seriously interested in competition policy should read these papers and the comments with pleasure. Valentine Korah, World Competition This collection of papers and comments deserves to be widely read, and it should appeal to academics and practitioners alike. The great mix of topics and the variety of views offered make this a very stimulating contribution to the discussion of the new paradigm of EC competition law, the more economic approach, and its implications for the application and interpretation of the various EU antitrust rules. Thomas Eilmansberger, European Law Journal The editor should be congratulated for bringing together this diverse group of scholars whose spirited disagreements remind one of the many challenges faced in exploring the role and function of competition law. Giorgio Monti, European Review of Contract Law With contributions from leading scholars from all over Europe and the US, this book covers the major areas of substantive competition law from an evolutionary perspective. The leitmotiv of the book has been to assess the dividing line between safeguarding and regulating competition, which it does by reviewing the following subjects: foundations of competition policy in the EU and the US strategic competition policy the evolution of European competition law from a national (Italian) perspective the block exemption of vertical agreements after four years the new Technology Transfer Block Exemption cooperative networking mergers in the media sector abuse of market power concepts of competition in sector specific regulation competition, regulation and systems coherence efficiency claims in EU competition law and sector specific regulation. The Evolution of European Competition Law will be of great interest to lawyers, economists, academics, judges and public officials working in the fields of competition law and policy.
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