Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law

Hardcover | April 26, 2015

EditorFilip Tuytschaever, Frank Wijckmans

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Investigating, dissolving, and punishing cartels is increasingly a top priority for the European Commission and for national competition authourities. This work offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the substantive law and procedure of EU competition law as it applies tocartels as well as to other horizontal agreements.This unique work supplies the views of both private practitioners and public enforcers. The private practitioners discuss their day-to-day experience and share the insights which they believe their fellow-practitioners should be aware of. The public enforcers act in tandem with the privatepractitioners and add in their contribution the specific points of attention which they recommend practitioners should take into account. The work sets out the ways in which a cartel is defined and organised, how a cartel may be detected and investigated, the issue of liability for cartels(including parental and successor liability), the various sanctions available to investigating authorities, and the prospects for private enforcement and damages actions brought by victims of cartels. It addresses the procedure before the European Commission and the European Courts. Finally, thebook deals with information exchanges (including an economic perspective), joint RandD agreements, specialisation agreements and other common types of horizontal agreements like joint purchasing, joint selling and standardisation. Containing practical advice for practitioners, overviews of the various stages of cartel enforcement, procedural checklists, analysis of the most recent legislation including the new EU damages directive, and written by authors with extensive experience in advising the Commission's legal service inrelation to competition law, this is the most comprehensive text available on cartels in EU competition law.

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Investigating, dissolving, and punishing cartels is increasingly a top priority for the European Commission and for national competition authourities. This work offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the substantive law and procedure of EU competition law as it applies tocartels as well as to other horizontal agree...

Filip Tuytschaever and Frank Wijckmans are both partners at Contrast, Brussels.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.31 inPublished:April 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Typology and Proof of Cartels2. Detection of Cartels3. Investigation of Cartels4. Procedure Before the Commission5. Public Sanctions6. Liability7. Judicial Review8. Private Enforcement9. Block Exemption Regulations RandD and Specialization10. Other Horizontal Agreements (I): Joint Purchasing, Joint Selling, Standardization11. Other Horizontal Agreements (II): Information Exchanges