The Competition Laws of the EU Member States and Switzerland - Volume 1 (Law of Business and Finance, Volume 2)

by Jules Stuyck

Publisher: Springer

Written in English
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  • EU competition law,
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  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • EU (European Union),
  • Switzerland,
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This volume examines the controversy surrounding the use of competition law to combat excessive pricing. While high or monopolistic pricing is not regarded as an antitrust violation in the US, employing abuse of dominance provisions in competition laws to fight excessive pricing has gained popularity in some BRICS jurisdictions and a number of EU-member states in recent . [1] Article was, therefore, part of the EU’s drive towards ensuring that fair competition existed between Member States. This was recognised by the European Commission when it was pointed out that; ‘Article is to protect effective competition by /5. Behaviour in Competition 7 In the EU, Article (1) TFEU (formerly Article 81 ECT) EC prohibits all agreements or understandings between two or more companies which have as their objective or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition. In the United States, the Sherman Act prohibits contracts, combinations orFile Size: KB. Eversheds advises national as well as international clients on Swiss and European law and represents you before the Swiss Competition Commission, all Swiss courts and European authorities. We offer legal advice and representation in cases of merger control notifications, administrative and civil antitrust litigations or in investigation.

3 Although Regulation 17 was adopted before the Community had significant experience with the application of the competition laws, it survived with relatively few changes for 42 years. Regulation 17 was adopted at an early stage in the development of European competitionFile Size: KB. View a sample of this title using the ReadNow feature. Competition Law of the European Union, Second Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the competition policy of the European Union, along with the latest case law and relevant primary source material. Topics include a thorough analysis of the founding treaty, organization, law and regulations of the European . EU Competition Law: Text, Cases, and Materials provides a complete guide to European competition law in a single authoritative volume. Carefully selected extracts from key cases, academic articles, and statutory materials are accompanied by in-depth commentary and critique from two experienced academics in the field. Thorough footnoting and referencing give a tour . The Automotive Industry under Scrutiny: Competition Law Developments in Europe Merger Cases in the EU Courts Indispensability and Abuse of Dominance: From Commercial Solvents to Slovak Telekom and Google Shopping.

In various countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the book may also be purchased in local book stores State of the law: 1 January Addresses the new “Commission Guidelines on horizontal agreements” and all block exemptions renewed up to POLITICO Europe covers the politics, policy and personalities of the European Union. Our coverage includes breaking news, opinion pieces, and features.   Abstract. The article reviews the history of the European Union competition rules: Article TFEU, in particular the historical and comparative context of the 'object' and 'effect' distinction; the possibility of a gap under Article TFEU; the relationship between unfair competition and the prohibition of discrimination, and the broader meaning of distortions of Cited by: 6. of EU competition law to the extent that anticompetitive behaviour is implemented or (more controversially) takes effect within the EU. The CMA, for its part, would no longer have any obligation to apply Articles or in domestic cases with a potential effect on trade between Member States, as currently required by Regulation 1/File Size: KB.

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The Competition Laws of the EU Member States and Switzerland, Vol 1 (Law of Business and Finance Set) [Floris O.W. Vogelaar] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the past fifteen years, the Member States of the European Union have enacted new national competition lawsAuthor: F.O.W.

Vogelaar, J. Struyck, B.L.P. van Reeken. In the past fifteen years, the Member States of the European Union have enacted new national competition laws, or amended their existing competition laws, so that these laws are now all more or less converging upon the EC competition rules as laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty and in the Concentration Control Regulation /89/EC (as amended by Regulation.

a breach of EU competition laws may bring a private action against and obtain reparation from the party who caused the harm.7 Thus, individual member states, the EC, and private entities may raise and bring actions against Swiss entities that conduct busi­ ness in member states.

Cooperation between EU and SwissFile Size: 91KB. International European Economic Area and competition policy. The EEA agreement (Agreement on the European Economic Area) entered into force in It was concluded between the European Communities, all EU Member States and all.

This 3rd edition of the Competition Law Digest provides a synthesis of EU and national leading antitrust cases from to The book is structured in two parts: Part I deals with competition rules in general (cartels, unilateral practices, mergers), whereas Part II is dedicated to specific sectors (automobile, energy, insurance, sports).Author: Nicolas Charbit, Edouard Verté.

The essential guide to EU competition law for students in one volume; extracts from key cases, academic works, and legislation are paired with incisive critique and commentary from two leading experts in the by: US and EU Competition Law: A Comparison ELEANOR M.

FOX On the surface, there appears to be much in common between competi-tion law in the United States and competition law in the European Union. Article 85 of the Treaty of Rome,1 which prohibits agreements that dis-tort competition and, accordingly, agreements that fix prices, is roughlyFile Size: KB.

European competition law is the competition law in use within the European Union. It promotes the maintenance of competition within the European Single Market by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies to ensure that they do not create cartels and monopolies that would damage the interests of society.

European competition law today derives mostly from articles. This volume is a researcher’s heaven. It should be the source of first resort for considering the relationship between EU competition law and the competition laws of the Member States. Organized according to the most important substantive and procedural issues and by principal sectors, the book is a journey through the convergences and Author: Nicolas Charbit, Edouard Verté.

The European Union (EU) consists of 27 member states. Each member state is party to the founding treaties of the union and thereby shares in the privileges and obligations of membership. Unlike members of most international organisations, the member states of the EU have agreed by treaty to shared sovereignty through the institutions of the European Union in some (but by no Location: European Union.

Legislation related to competition in Switzerland. Switzerland has enabled its first legislation on competition in The initial Federal Law on Unfair Competition covered the competition in matters related to intellectual on, when the Cartel Law was introduced, the protection against unfair competition has engulfed the practices undertaken by companies 5/5.

The consequences of the EU free movement rights, the EU State aid prohibition, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the general principles of EU law for national tax law, tax treaties, national (tax) procedure, State liability and relations with third States, as they appear from the case law of the Court of justice of the EU.

The European Union (EU) is a key partner for Swit-zerland. Switzerland is located in the heart of Eu-rope and therefore also in the heart of the EU area. It shares cultural and historical values with the EU and its member states.

Three of Switzerland’s four national languages are spoken in the EU member states. EU legal system — Article and implementing rules — Enforced by the European Commission and the 27 national competition authorities at the EU Member State level — Supervised by Community and national courts 27 national legal systems — Competition rules largely modeled following the EU rules and practice —.

Swiss competition enforcers do not benefit from the networks of exchanges available to national competition authorities in EU member States.

Matters are further complicated by a relative lack of resources. Strengthening competition is a key for an effective internal market. The amendments to strengthen the Cartel Law and pending reform proposalsFile Size: KB.

the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty (OJ L 1/1, ) amended by Council Regulation //EC of 26 February (OJ L 68/1, ) and Council Regulation //EC of 25 September (OJ L /1.

The EU is also at the forefront of international cooperation in the competition field to promote and propose best practice.

It was a founding member of the International competition network (ICN), and partners with global and national bodies to assess possible competition breaches. EU’s bilateral agreements on competition issues. Sheppard Mullin’s EU competition and regulatory lawyers in Brussels, highly ranked by Legal Europe, Chambers Europe, JUVE and GCR, work across the whole of the European Union.

They join forces with colleagues in the US and in Asia to ensure our clients' global business needs are met, their interests defended and their long term strategies.

I. Introduction. On 17 Maythe Federal Council (the Swiss government) signed an Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the European Union concerning cooperation in the application of their competition laws (referred to below mainly as ‘the Agreement’), 1 and on 22 May it issued the dispatch to parliament for approval of the Cited by: 2.

U.S. Federal antitrust laws.1 Likewise, when I speak of EU competition enforcers, I include not only the European Commission’s Competition Directorate, DG COMP, but also the Member State competition authorities, such as the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) and the Competition.

Book Description. Competition Law and Policy in the EU and UK provides a focused guide to the main provisions and policies at issue in the EU and UK, including topics such as enforcement, abuse of dominance, anti-competitive agreements, cartels, mergers, and market investigations.

The book’s contents are tailored to cover all major topics in competition law teaching, and the. EU Institutions EU Institutions: • European Commission • European Parliament • Council of Ministers Commission actively enforces competition policy (Art 3 TFEU exclusive competence of the Union) Through directorate general (DG) • Can launch surprise investigations at company premises • Can require large mergers to be approved EU Member States have their own.

• A key difference between the EU rules and the Competition Act is that, under the Competition Act, there is no requirement of an effect on trade between Member States. Furthermore the goal of consistent interpretation applies “in relation to competition”.File Size: KB.

The European Union has concluded bilateral cooperation agreements in order to structure and facilitate cooperation between the Commission and foreign competition authorities.

There are four such agreements, namely with the United States (), Canada (), Japan () and South Korea (). The history of competition law refers to attempts by governments to regulate competitive markets for goods and services, leading up to the modern competition or antitrust laws around the world today.

The earliest records traces back to the efforts of Roman legislators to control price fluctuations and unfair trade practices. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, kings and. View a sample of this title using the ReadNow feature.

Whether you represent companies currently doing business in Europe or are advising clients planning European operations, now you can get authoritative, in-depth information on the competition laws of any EU Member State—quickly and easily—all in one convenient resource, European Competition Laws.

competition in the legislation of the EU. Foundations The competition law of the EU responded to Europe’s mid-century economic conditions.

Its development, driven by the imperative of market integration, profited from the symbiosis between the protection of File Size: KB. Switzerland and the European Union are about to conclude a Cooperation Agreement in the field of competition law.

This new Cooperation Agreement goes beyond the previous cooperation agreements of the EU with other jurisdictions. It will enable the Swiss and EU Competition authorities to closely coordinate their enforcement activities and in particular.

Art TFEU 1. The following shall be prohibited as incompatible with the internal market all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices which may affect trade between Member States and which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the internal market, and in.

1By “norms” I mean consensus views within a group about how members of the group – such as jurisdictions with competition laws – ought to behave. See William E. Kovacic, The Modern Evolution of U.S.

Competition Policy Norms, 71 ANTITRUST L. 1 1. Introduction From the late 19th century through the first half of the 20th century, the enforcement of. The second chapter goes on to explore the economics foundations of EU competition law. What follows then is an integrated treatment of each of the core substantive areas of EU competition law, including Article TFEU, Article TFEU, mergers, cartels and other horizontal agreements and vertical restraints.European Union Competition Law and Policy however, the new member states will be assimilated into a system that has been in existence for several decades.

Its flexibility will be limited by case law in existence and stated European Commission policy. The introduction of competition law into the new member states has an aura.9 Within the framework of this study, the term “Member-State” refers to the EU Member States (former Member States of the European Community).

According to : Lazaros Grigoriadis.