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EC Competition Law : A Critical Assessment - Guiliano Amato

EC Competition Law

A Critical Assessment

By: Guiliano Amato (Editor), Claus-Dieter Ehlermann (Editor), Assimakis Komninos (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd May 2007
ISBN: 9781841136752
Number Of Pages: 898

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This book, co-written by a team of European competition law specialists, offers critical perspectives on the whole range of issues in EU competition law. The book has two distinctive features: the first is that unlike similar works which present the law from either an enforcement agency or practitioner perspective in a fairly conventional manner, this work offers fresh, critical reflections on the state of the law. The second is that the authors are young academics, practitioners and administrators who have worked in the relevant fields and who are relatively new 'voices' in the competition law literature. Drawn from diverse jurisdictions and professional backgrounds the authors bring a distinctively 'European' feel (for instance not drawing exclusively on English language literature), and manage to introduce debates that have been taking place in the non-English language world, thereby assisting a more comprehensive dialogue in this field. The diversity in their professional backgrounds means that each chapter adopts a different perspective, with some chapters focusing on practical solutions to problems, and others exploring more general theoretical questions.The textbook-like structure places the issues in their appropriate contexts and ensures that readers see how the discussion in each chapter links with the body of law as a whole.The book is aimed at academic lawyers and practitioners, complementing existing textbooks and allowing the reader to extend his or her understanding of the subject and provide a quick source of reference to the main doctrinal debates on the subject, and offer fresh perspectives on the topics covered. The impact of EU competition law beyond Europe also means that this book will appeal to lawyers in the US, Australia, Canada and beyond.Associate Editor Assimakis Komninos is a senior associate in the Brussels office of White & Case and also practices as a lawyer at the Athens Bar. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Université d'Aix-Marseille III.

...invaluable to both the practitioner and the researcher...this book deserves wide acclaim and will sit comfortably and as a beacon of inspiration next to the more classic texts on EC competition law. Gordon Blanke European Competition Law Review Issue 1 2008 ...this book is to be recommended as one which should be on every practitioner's shelf. Ashley Roughton Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008

Introduction
Agreements
Undertakings The Concept of an 'Undertaking': The Boundaries of the Corporation - A Discussion of Agency, Employees and Subsidiaries
Agreements - Concerted Practices (Horizontal Side) Collusion, Agreements and Concerted Practices: An Economic and Legal Perspective
Agreements (Vertical Side)The Concept of an Agreement and Beyond: How to Block Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals to Protect the Heart of Competition
Treatment of Horizontal Agreements The Quest for Legal Certainty - The EC Competition Law Approach to Horizontal Co-operation Agreements
Treatment of Vertical Agreements Vertical Agreements: Was the Commission's Response Adequate? On the Commission's Ability to Reform Long-standing Policies
Abuse of Dominant Position
Dominance Article 82 EC - Dominance and Oligopolies
Pricing Abuses Unfair and Predatory Pricing under Article 82 EC: From Cost-price Comparisons to the Search for Strategic Standards
BundlingA Four-step Test to Asses the Exclusionary Effects of Bundling under Article 82 EC
Refusal to Deal The EC Essential Facilities Doctrine
Abuse of Dominant Position Defences Objective Justification and Article 82 EC in the Era of Modernisation
Mergers
Horizontal and Vertical Mergers Horizontal and Vertical Mergers in the Reformed EC Merger Control
Conglomerate Mergers A Comparison of the EU and US Approaches
Merger Defences Efficiencies, Failing Firms and Industrial Policy
Competition Law and the State
State Action The State Action Doctrine
Article 86 EC Services of General Interest and EC Competition Law
Decentralisation - Enforcement - International Dimension
Modernisation Modernisation and Decentralisation: Retrospective and Prospective
Public Enforcement Public Enforcement by the Commission: a Strategic Perspective
Private Enforcement Upcoming Issues
International Aspects The Evolution of the EC International Competition Policy
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ISBN: 9781841136752
ISBN-10: 1841136751
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 898
Published: 3rd May 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.62
Edition Number: 1