EC Competition Law

Author: Giorgio Monti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521700752

Category: Law

Page: 527

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Monti explores the development of EC competition law through an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on the political and economic considerations that affect the way the rules are interpreted. Written with competition law students in mind, it should also be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of EU politics and economics.
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Competition Law

Author: Richard Whish,David Bailey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199660379

Category: Law

Page: 1071

View: 937

Whish and Bailey's Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. The authors explain the purpose of competition policy, introduce the reader to key concepts and techniques in competition law and provide insights into the numerous different issues that arise when analysing marketbehaviour. Describing the law in its economic and market context, they particularly consider the competition law implications of business phenomena, including distribution agreements, licences of intellectual property rights, cartels, joint ventures, and mergers. The book assimilates a wide varietyof resources, including judgments, decisions, guidelines, and periodical literature. An authoritative treatment of competition law is paired with an easy-to-follow writing style to make this book a comprehensive guide to the subject, regularly used in universities, law firms, economic consultancies,competition authorities, and courts. Clear, detailed, and analytical, this is an unparalleled guide and stand-alone resource on competition law.
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Issues in Competition Law and Policy

Author: ABA Section of Antitrust Law Staff,Joseph (CON) Angland,Stephen W. (CON) Armstrong,Elizabeth M. (CON) Bailey,Michelle M. (CON) Christian

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781604420449

Category: Law

Page: 2450

View: 817

This massive 3-volume, hardcover examination of the history, design and enforcement of competition law is for judges, enforcement officials, lawyers, and economists-anyone who wishes to understand the jurisprudential, substantive, and methodological issues confronting modern competition law and policy. The authors of this book include policy makers, academics, economists, and lawyers from across the globe, ensuring a variety of perspectives and approaches on competition law and policy.
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Competition Law of Canada

Author: Calvin S. Goldman,J. D. Bodrug

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1578230969

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 1264

View: 3233

Written by leading members of the Competition Practice Groups of Davies Ward Phillps & Vineberg LLP and Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Competition Law of Canada is the definitive work on the subject and is recognized by the Canadian legal Expert Directory 2002 as most frequently cited as the leading loose leaf service on Canadian competiton law. Organized in a logical, easily accessible format, this work provides comprehensive analysis, historical perspective and practical examination of Canadian competition law. All the major areas of competition law are examined in individual detailed chapters.
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Competition Law

Antitrust Policy in the U.K. and the EEC

Author: Robert M. Merkin,Karen Williams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antitrust law

Page: 492

View: 9005

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Competition Law of the EU and UK

Author: Sandra Marco Colino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199587329

Category: Law

Page: 476

View: 2873

This student-friendly and engaging textbook is an excellent introduction to competition law. With a comparative approach, it gives clarity to the differences and similarities between EU and UK systems. Providing up-to-date coverage of cases and legislative changes, it explains the fundamental economic concepts of this area of the law.
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EU Competition Law and Regulation in the Converging Telecommunications, Media and IT Sectors

Author: Nikos Th Nikolinakos

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041124691

Category: Law

Page: 698

View: 524

This book presents the most thoroughgoing model yet offered to ensure the emergence of a genuinely competitive electronic communications industry in Europe. In the course of its in-depth analysis the discussion focuses on such factors as the following: EU telecommunications policy as revealed in liberalization and harmonization legislative measures; the EU electronic communications framework; case law covering issues of refusal to supply and the essential facilities doctrine; application of Article 82 EC to bottlenecks; specific types of an undertakings unilateral behaviour that may often occupy NRAs and competition authorities in the context of their ex post competition law investigations under Article 82 EC; strategic alliances and mergers in the move toward multimedia; access to premium content and the emergence of new media; the scope of content regulation in the online environment; and broadband (regulation of local loop unbundling and bitstream access). The book also provides practical guidance on issues concerning the complicated market definition and analysis mechanism promulgated by the European Commission's Recommendation and Guidelines.
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EU Competition Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Alison Jones,Brenda Sufrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198723423

Category: Law

Page: 1372

View: 1765

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 two leading experts in the field. In this fast-paced subject area, Alison Jones and Brenda Sufrin 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. The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing: -An additional chapter on State Aid -An interactive map and timeline of the EU -Web links -Updates in the law
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EEC Competition Law

Author: D. G. Goyder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198254034

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 447

View: 1373

The goal of this important new series is to publish important and original studies in the various branches of European Community law. Each work will provide a clear, concise, and critical exposition of the law in its social, economic, and political context at a level that will interest and benefit advanced students, lawyers, academics, and government and community officials. The premier monograph in the Oxford European Community Law Series, General Editor, F.G. Jacobs, QC and King's College, London, this study details the historical origins and development of EEC competition law and illustrates the main areas of substantive law in its economic and institutional contexts by discussing the decisions and policy of the EEC and the European Court of Justice. Throughout, comparisons are made with other systems, particularly United States antitrust laws.
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EU Competition Law

Cases, Texts and Context

Author: Eleanor M. Fox,Damien Gerard

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786430843


Page: 392

View: 6130

This clear and concise textbook presents EU competition law in political, economic and comparative context. It combines excerpts from key EU rulings with discussions of enforcement policy issues and comparisons with US antitrust cases. Untangling the complex set of factors driving individual outcomes, it is the perfect companion for any student or practitioner in the field.
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The Goals of Competition Law

Author: Daniel Zimmer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936611

Category: Law

Page: 520

View: 6984

What are the normative foundations of competition law? That is the question at the heart of this book. Leading scholars consider whether this branch of law serves just one or more than one goal, and if it serves to protect unfettered competition as such, how this goal relates to other objectives such as the promotion of economic welfare. The book brings together contributions on the relevance of different welfare standards, on the concept of 'freedom to compete' and on distributional fairness as a goal of competition law. Moreover, it discusses the relationship to other legal goals such as mar.
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Greening EU Competition Law and Policy

Author: Suzanne Kingston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502786

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7895

One of the fundamental challenges currently facing the EU is that of reconciling its economic and environmental policies. Nevertheless, the role of environmental protection in EU competition law and policy has often been overlooked. Recent years have witnessed a shift in environmental regulation from reliance on command and control to an increased use of market-based environmental policy instruments such as environmental taxes, green subsidies, emissions trading and the encouragement of voluntary corporate green initiatives. By bringing the market into environmental policy, such instruments raise a host of issues that competition law must address. This interdisciplinary treatment of the interaction between these key EU policy areas challenges the view that EU competition policy is a special case, insulated from environmental concerns by the overriding efficiency imperative, and puts forward practical proposals for achieving genuine integration.
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The Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe

Author: Thomas M. J. Möllers,Andreas Heinemann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881102

Category: Law

Page: 713

View: 7146

This inquiry describes, analyses and proposes reforms to competition law in fifteen European countries.
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EC Competition Law and Policy

Author: Albertina Albors-Llorens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135992304

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 2898

This book provides a clear overview of the main issues in EC competition law and policy and an up to date text for students and practitioners with an interest in this subject. It is divided into three main parts, looking at the foundations of EC competition law, anti-competition agreements, abuse of dominant position, and the enforcement of EC competition law. The book focuses on the two main Treaty Articles which are concerned with competition law. It aims to provide a structured analysis of the main stages in the application of the EC Treaty rules on competition, assesses the contribution made by the Commission and Community judicature to the evolution of EC competition law, and provides an in-depth analysis of recent developments, in particular the moves towards decentralisation in the field of vertical restraints and in enforcement.
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Competition Law and Consumer Protection

Author: Katalin Judit Cseres

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041123806

Category: Law

Page: 450

View: 6431

The assumption that competition law and consumer protection are mutually reinforcing is rarely challenged. The theory seems uncontroversial. However, because a positive interaction between the two is presumed to be self-evident, the frequent conflicts that do in fact arise are often dealt with on an ad hoc basis, with no overarching legal authority. There is a clear need for a detailed and coherent understanding of exactly where the complements and tensions between the two policy areas exist. Dr Cseres in-depth analysis provides that understanding. Proceeding from the dual perspective of law and economics that is, of justice, fairness, and reasonableness on the one hand, and of efficiency of the other she fully considers such underlying issues as the following: the role of competition law and consumer law in a free market economy;the notion of consumer welfare;the effect of the modernisation of EC competition law for consumers;economics theories of information, bounded rationality, and transaction costs;the special significance of vertical agreements and merger control; and,how consumers are affected by information asymmetries. The ultimate focus of the book is on current and emerging EC law, in which a rapprochement between the two areas seems to be under way. Dr. Cseres provides a knowledgeable guide to the various strands of theory, policy, and jurisprudence that (she shows) ought to be taken into account in the process, including schools of thought and law and policy experience in both Europe and the United States. A special chapter on Hungary, where post-1989 law and practice reveal a fresh and distinctly forward-looking understanding of the matter, is one of the book's most extraordinary features. Competition Law and Consumer Protection stands alone as a committed contribution to bridging a gap in legal knowledge the significance of which grows daily. It will be of immeasurable value to a wide range of professionals from academics and researchers to officials, policymakers, and practitioners in competition law, consumer protection advocacy, economic theory and planning, business administration, and various pertinent government authorities.
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International Antitrust Law & Policy: Fordham Competition Law 2006

Author: Barry E. Hawk

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1578232236

Category: Law

Page: 600

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Every October the Fordham Competition Law Institute brings together leading figures from governmental organizations, leading international law firms and corporations and academia to examine and analyze the most important issues in international antitrust and trade policy of the United States, the EU and the world. This work is the most definitive and comprehensive annual analysis of international antitrust law and policy available anywhere. Each annual edition sets out to explore and analyze the areas of antitrust/competition law that have had the most impact in that year. Recent "hot topics" include antitrust enforcement in Asia, Latin America: competition enforcement in the areas of telecommunications, media and information technology. None of the chapters are merely descriptive, all raise questions of policy or discuss new developments and assess their significance and impact on antitrust and trade policy. All chapters, if necessary, are revised and updated before publication. As a result, the reader receives up-to-date practical tips and important analyses of difficult policy issues. The Annuals are an indispensable guide through the sea of international antitrust law. The Fordham Competition Law Proceedings are acknowledged as simply the most definitive US/EC annual analyses of antitrust/competition law published.
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Competition Law at the Turn of the Century

A New Zealand Perspective

Author: Mark Newman Berry,Lewis T. Evans

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864734129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This collection of papers brings together the lessons learned from New Zealand's Commerce Act 1986 and its principal subsequent amendments. Providing concise analysis of those amendments, and of topics relating to the original Commerce Act, it pays particular attention to the introduction of economic regulation into the electricity and telecommunication markets. This volume outlines the impact of the Ministry of Economic Development on the effectiveness of the Commerce Act, international perspectives on competition law and methods for administering penalties in competition law cases.
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Competition Law

Safeguarding the Consumer Interest : a Comparative Analysis of US Antitrust Law and EC Competition Law

Author: Eugène Buttigieg

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041131191

Category: Law

Page: 423

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Although it is commonly assumed that consumers benefit from the application of competition law, this is not necessarily always the case. Economic efficiency is paramount; thus, competition law in Europe and antitrust law in the United States are designed primarily to protect business competitors (and in Europe to promote market integration), and it is only incidentally that such law may also serve to protect consumers. That is the essential starting point of this penetrating critique. The author explores the extent to which US antitrust law and EC competition law adequately safeguard consumer interests. Specifically, he shows how the two jurisdictions have gone about evaluating collusive practices, abusive conduct by dominant firms and merger activity, and how the policies thus formed have impacted upon the promotion of consumer interests. He argues that unless consumer interests are directly and specifically addressed in the assessment process, maximization of consumer welfare is not sufficiently achieved. Using rigorous analysis he develops legal arguments that can accomplish such goals as the following: replace the economic theory of 'consumer welfare' with a principle of consumer well-being; build consumer benefits into specific areas of competition policy; assess competition cases so that income distribution effects are more beneficial to consumers; and control mergers in such a way that efficiencies are passed directly to consumers. The author argues that, in the last analysis, the promotion of consumer well-being should be the sole or at least the primary goal of any antitrust regime. Lawyers and scholars interested in the application and development and reform of competition law and policy will welcome this book. They will find not only a fresh approach to interpretation and practice in their field - comparing and contrasting two major systems of competition law - but also an extremely lucid analysis of the various economic arguments used to highlight the consumer welfare enhancing or welfare reducing effects of business practices.
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Research Handbook on International Competition Law

Author: Ariel Ezrachi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857934805

Category: Law

Page: 616

View: 3224

The Research Handbook on International Competition Law brings together leading academics, practitioners and competition officials to discuss the most recent developments in international competition law and policy. This comprehensive Handbook explores the dynamics of international cooperation and national enforcement. It identifies initiatives that led to the current state of collaboration and also highlights current and future challenges. The Handbook features twenty-two contributions on topical subjects including: competition in developed and developing economies, enforcement trends, advocacy and regional and multinational cooperation. In addition, selected areas of law are explored from a comparative perspective. These include intellectual property and competition law, the pharmaceutical industry, merger control worldwide and the application of competition law to agreements and dominant market position. Presenting an overview of the current state of cooperation and convergence as well as a comparative analysis of substance and procedure, this authoritative Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for academics, competition officials and practitioners who focus on international competition law.
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