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Fairness in EU Competition Policy : Significance and Implications

An Inquiry into the Soul and Spirit of Comptetion Enforcement in Europe

Livre | 1ère édition 2020 | Europe | Damien Gerard, Assimakis Komninos, Denis Waelbroeck
Description

The idea of fairness has recently re-entered the policy discourse underpinning competition law enforcement, in the EU and beyond. Of course, the term “unfair” can be found in the EU Treaty and the avoidance of consumers’ exploitation is the ultimate aim of competition principles. Still, the boundaries of fairness as a driver of competition enforcement appear unclear and, for some, dangerously flexible. At the same time, whilst the application of competition rules has over the years been focusing on restrictions to the competitive process with the effect of harming consumers, a wave of cases recently brought or decided at EU and national level appear to be inspired by wide and somewhat elusive fairness considerations, including non-discrimination, neutrality, equality of opportunities, natural justice or avoidance of abuse of law. Reference can be made to cases relating to product design, IP licensing, geo-blocking, network neutrality, privacy concerns or fiscal justice. This volume explores how fairness may guide competition enforcement, what its significance may be in explaining recent trends and actual outcomes, and what implications can be observed or expected by relying on a fairness standard in the design of substantive principles. Associating lawyers and economists, practitioners and academics, it discusses the boundaries of fairness in a world where the rationality of markets has been profoundly shaken by recent crises.

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Type de produit Livre
Format Livre broché
EAN / ISSN 9782802766322 / 9782802767183
Nom de la collection Global Competition Law Centre
Poids 305 g
Disponibilité En stock
Nombre de pages 186 p.
Avec exercice intégré Non
Editeur Larcier
Langue Anglais
Date de publication 20 mai 2020
Disponible sur Jurisquare Non
Disponible sur Strada Belgique Oui
Disponible sur Strada Europe Oui
Disponible sur Strada Luxembourg Oui
Sommaire

FOREWORD
FAIRNESS AND COMPETITION
FAIRNESS IN COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY
HOW TO AVOID A FAIRNESS PARADOX IN COMPETITION POLICY
“FAIRNESS” IN COMPETITION LAW: NOTHING MORE THAN A FEEL-GOOD EPITHET?
UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES AND FAIR COMPETITION
REGULATING E-COMMERCE THROUGH COMPETITION RULES: A FAIRNESS AGENDA?
“FAIRNESS” IN ARTICLE 102 TFEU
ADMINISTRABILITY OF FAIRNESS STANDARDS BY COURTS