The Reform of EC Competition Law: New Challenges

The Reform of EC Competition Law: New Challenges

by Ioannis Lianos, Ioannis Kokkoris

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This book represents a fresh approach to EC competition law – one that is of singular value in grappling with the huge economic challenges we face today. As a critical analysis of the law and options available to European competition authorities and legal practitioners in the field, it stands without peer. It will be greatly welcomed by lawyers, policymakers and other interested professionals in Europe and throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789041144461
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 624
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword; V. Korah. Preface; I. Lianos, I. Kokkoris.

Part I: Institutional Aspects. Chapter 1: The Design of an Optimal Competition Law Enforcement Regime.1. Welfare-Based Optimal Legal Standards: A Brief Review of Theory and Applications; Y.S. Katsoulacos, D. Ulph. 2. Private Enforcement: Current Situation and Methods of Improvement; D. Waelbroeck. 3. Is There a Need for a Specialist EU Competition Law Tribunal? C. Bellamy. Chapter 2: Concurrent Proceedings in National and EC Competition Law. 4. Case Allocation in Antitrust and Collaboration between the National Competition Authorities and the European Commission; A. Mikroulea. 5. The Role of Arbitration in Competition Disputes; L. Idot. 6. Modernization and the Role of National Courts: Institutional Choices, Power Relations and Substantive Implications; K. Boskovits. Chapter 3: Optimal Sanctions and their Limitations. 7. Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: From Theory to Policy Options; F. Jenny. 8. Tools for an Optimal Enforcement of European Antitrust Law: Examples of Guidelines on the Method of Setting Fines and the Commitment Proceedings: Is the European Commission Right? Some Thoughts concerning Discretion; E. David. 9. Protecting Human Rights in the Context of European Antitrust Criminalization; P. Whelan.

Part II : The Challenges of Economic Evidence. 10. Judging Economists: Economic Expertise in Courts; I. Lianos.

Part III: Vertical Aspects. Chapter 1: Competition Law Policy inMarkets with Non-conventional Price-formation Mechanisms. 11. Antitrust Issues in Dynamic Markets; F. Etro. 12. Antitrust Issues in Network Industries; N. Economides. 13. EC Competition Law and Parallel Trade in Pharmaceutical Products; A. Komninos. Chapter 2: Abuse of a Dominant Position. 14. Exclusionary Abuses and the Justice of ‘Competition on the Merits’; P. Marsden. 15. The Implementation of an Effects-based Approach under Article 82 – Principles and Application; P. Papandropoulos. Chapter 3: Mergers. 16. Critical Analysis of the ECMR Reform; I. Kokkoris, K. Katona. 17. Competition Policy against Non-horizontal Mergers; N. Vettas, F. Kourandi. Chapter 4: Cartels. 18. An Optimal Enforcement System against Cartels; M.L. Tierno Centella. 19. The ECN and the Model Leniency Programme; K. Dekeyser, F. Polverino. Chapter 5: State Action and EC Competition Law. 20. The Community State Aid Action Plan and the Challenge of Developing an Optimal Enforcement System; A. Zemplinerova. 21. EU Competition Policy on State Aid for Rescuing and Restructuring Companies; N.E. Farantouris. 22. State Aid Law Claims in Merger Control; A. Stratakis, L. Crocco. List of Contributors.

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