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Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Territorial Restrictions: Theory and Practice in EU Competition Law and US Antitrust Law


ISBN13: 9781783477739
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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Theoretical discussions among competition lawyers and economists on the approach to Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) and Vertical Territorial Restrictions (VTR) have often caused controversy. However, commentators agree that there is a lack of comprehensive study surrounding the topic.

This book explores these two forms of anti-competitive conduct from legal, historical, economical, and theoretical points of view, focusing on the EU and US experiences.

The author expertly goes beyond the current legal practice to explain, among other things, what approach should apply to RPM and VTR and why RPM and VTR are introduced in situations where pro-competitive theories would not make economic sense, or do not apply in practice.

The book takes account of economic values, such as efficiency and welfare, as well as other values, such as freedom, fairness and free competition.

Scholars and students of law will find the book's depth of legal, economic and historical analysis to be a rich contribution to the scholarship. This book will also be of use to EU and US practitioners, and enforcers dealing with RPM and VTR cases.

Subjects:
Competition Law, Other Jurisdictions , EU Law, USA
Contents:
Contents
1. Introduction
2. Distribution and Competition
3. US Development, Case Studies and Summaries
4. EU Development, Case Studies and Summaries
5. Theories and Impacts of RPM and VTR on Competition
6. Jurisprudential Arguments and the Economic Concept of RPM and VTR
7. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index