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Does EC Merger Control Discriminate Against Small Companies ?


ISBN13: 9789041132611
Published: July 2010
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £128.00



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Although the question posed by the title of this book has generated considerable debate, the essential issue remains open and largely blurred. While some believe that there is no so-called ‘small market problem’, others discern discrimination against small market companies (i.e., companies with a strong position in their home markets but a modest position in the European and global markets) and a consequent need for changes in competition law.

The author of this enormously helpful work here sets the stage for meaningful discussion by analysing the EC Merger Regulation’s objectives, economic foundations, and application practice to present a reasoned view of the issues that can be considered relevant for such a discussion. Considering their effect on the ’small market problem’, the author scrutinizes such factors as the following:-

  • the Commission’s methodology for delineating relevant markets in merger assessments;
  • unnecessary prohibition caused by overestimation of the market power of small market mergers;
  • erroneous approval of cases that should actually be prohibited;
  • impact of the so-called ‘Harvard’ and ‘Chicago’ schools of competition theory and their key policy implications;
  • process-related alternative views of competition and new synthesizing approaches;
  • relevant criteria for a proper analysis of market power;
  • concentration measures and market shares;
  • barriers to entry;
  • price and profitability analyses; and
  • product definition v. geographic definition of markets. In a final chapter, the author presents some tentative conclusions, normative in nature, concerning the problem and the relevant issues relating to it. As the first in-depth analysis of the issues that are actually involved – with its particular diagnosis of the assessment of market power in considering the relevant issues for the problem – this study brings into salience the terms of the debate on the ‘problem’, and thus takes a giant step forward towards defining what needs to be done.

Subjects:
Competition Law

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
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
Liner Shipping and EU Competition Law ISBN 9789041127174
Published May 2008
Kluwer Law International
£112.00
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

Kluwer Law International
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