The transformations induced by the process of “modernisation”, including in its substantive dimension, as well as recent judgments by the EU Courts, have left many lawyers and economists wary as to the standards actually governing findings of antitrust infringement under EU competition law, thereby affecting their ability to advise businesses effectively on the design of their commercial practices.
While not ignoring institutional constraints, this volume revisits the notion of restriction of competition in the framework of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU with a view to taking stock of recent developments, to identifying common trends and to informing the application of core EU antitrust principles in current market contexts.
Associating lawyers and economists, practitioners and academics, it seeks both to revisit long-standing theories of harm to competition and to explore novel forms of antitrust concerns.
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Setting Priorities in Antitrust
Part I – MAPPING THE NOTION OF RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION
Part II – RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION UNDER ARTICLE 101 TFEU
Part III – RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION UNDER ARTICLE 102 TFEU
Part IV – The Influence of Merger Control on the An titrust Notion of Restriction of Competition
Part V – THE NOTION OF RESTR ICTION OF COMPETITION: LESSONS AND PROSPECTS
Avocat au barreau de Bruxelle, chaire de droit européen à l'
Université de Louvain.
Massimo Merola is the managing partner responsible for the
Brussels Office of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and is the scientific
director of the firm’s European Law and Antitrust group. In
conjunction with his active legal practice, Mr Merola is President
of the Global Competition Law Center, the Research Center on
Competition Law of the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium where
he is a professor since 1993 and teaches an obligatory course in
State aid and public undertakings law.
The book gathers the contributions from
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Sir Christopher Bellamy, Damien J. Neven, Ben Smulders, Bernard Amory, Geoffroy van de Walle, Nathalie A. Smuha, Imelda Maher, Luc Gyselen, Raphaël De Coninck, Yves Botteman, Robert O’Donoghue, John Temple Lang, Adam Cellan-Jones, Andrea Lofaro, James Killick, Renato Nazzini, Carles Esteva Mosso, Nicholas Levy, Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo, Avantika Chowdhury, Cecilio Madero and Andrew Renshaw.