Abuse of Dominant Position: New Interpretation, New Enforcement Mechanisms?

  • Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt
  • Beatriz Conde Gallego
  • Stefan Enchelmaier

Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law book series (MSIP, volume 5)

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Introduction

As part of its review of competition law that started in the late 1990s, the European Commission proposes to revise its interpretation and application of the Treaty’s prohibition of abuses of dominant positions. Also, it has instigated a debate about the promotion of private enforcement of EC competition law. On the former subject, the Commission published a Discussion Paper in 2005; on the latter, a Green Paper in 2005, followed by a White Paper in 2008.

The chapters in this volume critically appraise the Commission’s proposals, including the most recent ones. The authors also highlight the repercussions of the proposed ‘more economic approach’ to abuses of dominant positions on private litigants’ opportunities to bring damages actions in national courts for such abuses.

Keywords

Abuse of Dominant Position European Commission European Union abuse of dominant position - Article 82 EC - unilateral rest competition law, antitrust law industrial economics more economic approach private enforcement

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt
    • 1
  • Beatriz Conde Gallego
    • 1
  • Stefan Enchelmaier
    • 1
  1. 1.Property, Competition and Tax LawMax Planck Institute for IntellectualMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69965-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69958-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69965-1
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