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Liner Shipping and EU Competition Law

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ISBN13: 9789041127174
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £112.00



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As of October 2008, liner shipping companies lose their privileged status under EU competition law due to withdrawal of the liner conference block exemption, which generously authorized horizontal price-fixing and similar agreements between liner shipping companies. Where the liner consortia block exemption does not apply, all cooperative activity should be carefully and individually assessed under the competition provisions of the EC Treaty.

Alla Pozdnakova has taken this opportunity to research and write an in-depth study of competition law problems in the liner shipping context. Her analysis is not only the first to examine the new European regime, and thus the most up-to-date study of the subject; it is in fact the first major independent study of how Articles 81 and 82 EC are construed and applied to the market conduct of liner shipping companies. In particular, the author addresses the following legal questions:

  • Does cooperation between liner shipping companies infringe Article 81(1) even if it does not entail hard-core restrictions of competition?
  • Can a cooperative arrangement between liner shipping companies claim that the efficiencies they produce outweigh the negative impact on competition (Article 81(3))?
  • When do certain market strategies of liner carriers become an abuse of a collective or individual dominant position (Article 82)?
  • Does parallel pricing behaviour infringe EC Treaty competition rules?
Systematically, the author considers various market strategies of liner shipping companies and tests them as to their compatibility with EC Treaty competition provisions. In doing so, she thoroughly analyses European Commission decisions and judgments of the European courts, applying them authoritatively to the liner shipping sector. In this way, her book provides a well-structured account that clearly identifies the legal issues that liner shipping companies are likely to face once the special treatment traditionally allowed them is withdrawn. A summary of current and prospective developments in EU competition regulation and policy in liner shipping rounds up the analysis.

Liner Shipping and EU Competition Law will be a unique and powerful resource for practitioners and policymakers as liner shipping companies restructure their agreements and market strategies to accommodate loss of the block exemption. It is also sure to become a definitive analysis of the legal identity of the liner shipping market sector under European competition law.

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Subjects:
Competition Law
Contents:
Foreword
R. Greaves. Preface.

Part I. Introduction.
1. Objective and Problem.
2. Sources and Method.
3. Structure of this Book.

Part II. Cooperative and Unilateral Market Conduct of Liner Shipping Companies.
4. Introduction.
5. Cooperation between Liner Shipping Companies.
6. Tacit Collusion in Liner Shipping.

Part III. Liner Shipping Cartels.
7. Introduction.
8. Liner Shipping Cartels under Article 81(1) EC.
9. Application of Article 81(3) EC to Liner Shipping Cartels.

Part IV. Joint Ventures between Liner Shipping Companies.
10. Introduction.
11. Liner Carrier Joint Ventures under Article 81(1) EC.
12. Block Exemption of Liner Consortia under Article 81(3) EC.
13. Individual Application of Article 81(3) EC to Joint Ventures in Liner Shipping.

Part V. Dominant Position of Liner Shipping Companies.
14. Introduction.
15. Assessment of Dominant Position of Liner Shipping Companies under Article 82 EC.
16. Collective Dominant Position of Liner Shipping Companies.

Part VI. Abuse of Dominant Position in Liner Shipping.
17. Introduction.
18. Excessive Tariff Rates and other Exploitative Conduct.
19. Unfairly Low Tariff Rates in Liner Shipping.
20. Price Discrimination in Liner Shipping.
21. Loyalty Arrangements with Shippers.
22. Regulation of Cooperation with Competing Carriers.

Part VII. New Competition Regulation of Liner Shipping.
List of sources.

Series: International Competition Law

£108.00
Directory of EC Case Law on State Aids 2nd ed ISBN 9789041167217
Published June 2016
Kluwer Law International
£204.00
£124.00
The Role of Economic Analysis in EU Competition Law: The European School 4th ed ISBN 9789041162458
Published May 2016
Kluwer Law International
£154.00
Competition and State Aid: An Analysis of the EU Practice 2nd ed ISBN 9789041158185
Published July 2015
Kluwer Law International
£152.00
Competition Law Enforcement and Compliance across the World: A Comparative Review ISBN 9789041158154
Published December 2014
Kluwer Law International
£116.00
The Substantive Appraisal of Joint Ventures Under the EU Merger Control Regime ISBN 9789041158161
Published December 2014
Kluwer Law International
£96.00
EU Competition Law, Regulation and the Internet: The Case of Net Neutrality ISBN 9789041141408
Published November 2014
Kluwer Law International
£108.00
Standard Essential Patents and Competition Law: A Transatlantic Perspective ISBN 9789041149602
Published September 2014
Kluwer Law International
£96.00
Competition Law: Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress Across the EU ISBN 9789041145598
Published March 2014
Kluwer Law International
£100.00
EU Competition Law: Between Public and Private Enforcement ISBN 9789041146779
Published December 2013
Kluwer Law International
£112.00
£116.00
Merger Decisions and the Rules of Procedure of the European Community Courts ISBN 9789041136718
Published December 2011
Kluwer Law International
£120.00
Antitrust Law in Brazil ISBN 9789041136701
Published December 2011
Kluwer Law International
£112.00
£92.00
Does EC Merger Control Discriminate Against Small Companies ? ISBN 9789041132611
Published July 2010
Kluwer Law International
£128.00
The Reform of EC Competition Law: New Challenges ISBN 9789041126924
Published December 2009
Kluwer Law International
£125.00
Civil Procedure in EU Competition Cases before the English and Dutch Courts ISBN 9789041131928
Published November 2009
Kluwer Law International
£126.00
An Institutional Assessment of Antitrust Policy: The Latin American Experience ISBN 9789041124784
Published May 2009
Kluwer Law International
£136.00
EC State Aid Law: Liber Amicorum in Honour Francisco Santaolalla ISBN 9789041127747
Published October 2008
Kluwer Law International
£144.00
Competition Problems in Liberalized Telecommunications ISBN 9789041127365
Published June 2008
Kluwer Law International
£144.00
A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules Across Europe 2nd ed ISBN 9789041126078
Published November 2007
Kluwer Law International
£173.00
Tying and Bundling as A Leveraging Concern Under EC Competition Law ISBN 9789041125750
Published October 2007
Kluwer Law International
£113.00
Competition Law and Economics: Advances in Competition Policy and Antitrust Enforcement ISBN 9789041126320
Published September 2007
Kluwer Law International
£124.00
Directory of EC Case Law on Competition ISBN 9789041126566
Published August 2007
Kluwer Law International
£218.00
Effective Application of EU State Aid Procedures: The Role of National Law and Practice
Edited by: Paul F. Nemitz
ISBN 9789041126573
Published July 2007
Kluwer Law International
£124.00
Private Enforcement of EC Competition Law
Edited by: Jurgen Basedow
ISBN 9789041126139
Published March 2007
Kluwer Law International
£128.00
Competition Rules for the 21st Century: Principles from America's Experience 2nd ed ISBN 9789041124777
Published September 2006
Kluwer Law International
£161.00
A Concise Guide to the EU Anti-Dumping/ Anti-Subsidies Procedures ISBN 9789041124647
Published June 2006
Kluwer Law International
£100.00
The EC Merger Control Regulation: Rights of Defence ISBN 9789041125538
Published June 2006
Kluwer Law International
£121.00
Mergers and Acquisitions: The Industrial Organization Perspective ISBN 9789041124517
Published March 2006
Kluwer Law International
£85.00
Unfair Competition Law. European Union and Member States ISBN 9789041123299
Published February 2006
Kluwer Law International
£116.00
Economic Analysis of Vertical Agreements: A Self-Assessment ISBN 9789041123282
Published July 2005
Kluwer Law International
£100.00
US and EC Oligopoly Control ISBN 9789041122964
Published June 2004
Kluwer Law International
£116.00
Merger Control in Europe: EU Member States and Accession States 4th ed ISBN 9789041120564
Published January 2003
Kluwer Law International
£123.00
Limits and Control of Competition with a View to International Harmonization
Edited by: Jurgen Basedow
ISBN 9789041119674
Published November 2002
Kluwer Law International
£135.00
International and Comparative Competition Law and Policies ISBN 9789041116437
Published September 2001
Kluwer Law International
£106.00
US and EC Oligopoly Control 2nd ed ISBN 9789041125637

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