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Dealing with Dominance : The Experience of National Competition Authorities - Nauta Dutilh

Dealing with Dominance

The Experience of National Competition Authorities

Hardcover Published: 21st May 2004
ISBN: 9789041122117
Number Of Pages: 340

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A prohibition of the abuse of dominance is an essential provision in any country's competition law. The purpose of such a prohibition is to protect competition where it is potentially weakened by the presence of dominant market players. If applied immoderately, however, this prohibition is liable to seriously harm competition rather than protect it.

In this useful compilation, local practitioners and academics in twelve countries provide a detailed summary and analysis of the application of their countries' law in this area, drawing on the experience of national competition authorities in dealing with market dominance as well as a wide range of legislation, administrative regulations, and case law. Nine EU member states are covered, as are Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Although contributors were specifically asked not to compare their national provisions with Article 82 EC, the book nevertheless provides useful insight on that article, as well. National "borderline cases", of the kind described here, help to clarify the application of Article 82 EC, especially considering that the case law on this provision is often controversial.

Dealing with Dominance is a useful reference tool for the application of the national counterparts to Article 82 EC in Europe and beyond and answers a basic practical need of both national and international competition law practitioners. This book can also be seen as an especially important contribution to the comparative analysis of an increasingly crucial area of economic law.

Editor's Prefacep. xxi
Prefacep. xxiii
Questionnaire Submitted to the Contributorsp. xxv
List of Contributorsp. xxvii
Belgium
France
Spain
Portugal
Sweden
Germany
Italy
Ireland
United Kingdom
Australia and New Zealand
United States of America
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9789041122117
ISBN-10: 9041122117
Series: European Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 21st May 2004
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65