Competition Law and the Enforcement of Article 102

Hardcover | January 9, 2011

EditorFederico Etro, Ioannis Kokkoris

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With incisive and thought-provoking contributions from both leading academics and practitioners, this book addresses in detail the major areas in relation to the Commission Guidance Paper on Applying Article 82 of the EC Treaty (now Article 102). The paper has been at the centre of much of therecent debate on antitrust policy in Europe and has generated significant controversy and intense debate. The authors contend that the guidance from the Commission is on the one hand entirely justifiable in its focus on consumer harm in identifying what constitutes an abuse, but that on the other isnot consistent enough in its message, nor indeed does it offer enough structural guidance on the practical application of the approach. The book addresses all of these concerns, considers the reform of article 102, and identifies the challenges inherent in its enforcement, looking for instance atenforcement in certain sectors, such as the high tech sector. The book considers recent seminal antitrust cases such as the Microsoft case to illuminate and better understand abuse of dominance. It brings a line of clarity to often contradictory messages and in so doing provides invaluable practicalguidance to enforcers and practitioners alike.The editors combine the insight of a leading international economist and an experienced antitrust scholar, and the contributions are linked by a common emphasis on a strong economic approach to antitrust enforcement.

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With incisive and thought-provoking contributions from both leading academics and practitioners, this book addresses in detail the major areas in relation to the Commission Guidance Paper on Applying Article 82 of the EC Treaty (now Article 102). The paper has been at the centre of much of therecent debate on antitrust policy in Europe...

Federico Etro is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan, Bicocca, where he teaches Competition Policy. He also teaches Industrial Organization at the University of Edinburgh. He obtained a Laurea in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan and specialized at the University of California, Los Angeles and Harvard Unive...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199586187

ISBN - 13:9780199586189

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1. Federico Etro and Ioannis Kokkoris: Toward an Economic Approach to Article 1022. Damien Geradin: Does the Guidance Paper on Article 102 Matter?3. Philip Marsden: Some outstanding issues from the European Commission's Guidance on Article 102: Not-so-faint echoes of Ordoliberalism4. Yannis Katsoulacos and David Ulph: Optimal Enforcement and Decision Structures for Competition Policy: Economic Considerations5. Assimakis Komninos and Katarzyna Czapracka: IP Rights in the EU-Microsoft Saga6. Jean-Yves Art and Pablo Ibanez Colomo: Judicial Review in Article 1027. Denis Waelbroeck: The assessment of efficiencies under Article 102 and the Commission's Guidance Paper8. Jean-Francois Bellis and Tim Kasten: Will Efficiencies Play an Increasingly Important Role in the Assessment of Conduct Under Article 102?9. Ioannis Kokkoris: Is there a Gap in the Enforcement of Article 102?10. Ioannis Lianos: Is the availability of 'appropriate' remedies a limit to competition law liability under Article 102?11. Chiara Fumagalli, Jorge Padilla and Michele Polo: Damages for exclusionary practices: a primer