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Antitrust Settlements: How a Simple Agreement Can Drive the Economy


ISBN13: 9789403511337
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £112.00



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Competition enforcement authorities use settlements as a tool to ensure compliance with antitrust law. Companies can make commitments to remedy breaches, ensuring that they avoid litigation and potential fines and reputational damage.

The author of this highly original and innovative book shows that, rather than fines or arguing principles of competition law in litigation, antitrust settlements (namely U.S. consent decrees and EU commitment decisions) hold the key to globally effective enforcement, particularly in the digital and blockchain era.

Antitrust law does not necessarily need to be abolished, but rather should be fully exploited as an economic regulation led by antitrust settlements.

In supporting her thesis, the author examines such elements of competition enforcement as the following:-

  • drawbacks of allowing the courts to regulate markets;
  • whether antitrust settlements sacrifice antitrust deterrence;
  • how settlements rapidly and surgically regulate markets;
  • comparative analysis between U.S. consent decrees and EU commitment decisions;
  • economic analysis on the adoption of antitrust settlements in both the U.S. and EU markets from 2013 to 2018;
  • fundamental role of antitrust settlements in regulating the current digital markets; and
  • comprehensive description on how to use antitrust settlements to regulate the data industry.
With its thorough guidance on U.S. consent decrees and EU commitment decisions from their functioning to their characteristics and procedure—and its extensive treatment of the main antitrust remedies available and used in enforcing of antitrust law in both the U.S. and EU—the book provides both an economic and a legal analysis of the functioning and the scope of antitrust settlements. It assesses the influence of decisions on companies’ behavior and agencies’ practice, using economic analysis to show the procompetitive or anticompetitive effects of remedies, with special attention to digital markets.

Because markets have become so dynamic and unpredictable that is difficult to preserve efficiency, the author says, there is a little room for law—economic regulation is a better fit. This book is a springboard to further investigate how a simple antitrust enforcement tool, having turned competition law into an economic regulation policy, can drive our economy, leading both the antitrust and regulatory interventions in tackling today’s market challenges.

Subjects:
Competition Law
Contents:
About the Author
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART I
A Comparative Analysis Between US Consent Decrees and EU Commitment Decisions Within the U.S. and EU Antitrust Law Enforcement Framework
CHAPTER 1
A Century of U.S. Antitrust Law and Economic Regulation Market by Consent Decrees
CHAPTER 2
How Commitment Decisions Converge and Diverge with the U.S. Consent Decrees
CHAPTER 3
Antitrust Settlements Within the U.S. and EU Antitrust Law Enforcement Framework
PART II
Do Antitrust Settlements Make Economic Sense? An Economic Analysis of Consent Decrees and Commitment Decisions
CHAPTER 4
An Economic Analysis of the Consent Decrees Practice
CHAPTER 5
An Economic Analysis of Commitment Decisions
CHAPTER 6
Consent Decrees Versus Commitment Decisions: Antitrust Settlements Versus Antitrust Convictions—Ebook Case
PART III
Antitrust Settlements in the Digital and Blockchain Era
CHAPTER 7
U.S. Consent Decrees in Driving the Data Industry
CHAPTER 8
What Future for the EU Commitment Decisions
CHAPTER 9
Antitrust Settlements in AI and Blockchain Era
PART IV
Conclusions

Series: International Competition Law

Directory of EU Case Law on State Aids 3rd ed ISBN 9789403511016
Published November 2019
Kluwer Law International
£124.00
Criminal Law Principles and the Enforcement of EU and National Competition Law: A Silent Takeover? ISBN 9789403514345
To be published November 2019
Kluwer Law International
£126.00
Global Competition Enforcement: New Players, New Challenges ISBN 9789403502830
Published October 2019
Kluwer Law International
£109.00
Digital Competition Law in Europe: A Concise Guide ISBN 9789403516943
Published September 2019
Kluwer Law International
£98.00
Fidelity Rebates in Competition Law: Application of the 'As Efficient Competitor' Test ISBN 9789403505701
Published November 2018
Kluwer Law International
£96.00
£138.00
EU State Aid Control of Infrastructure Funding ISBN 9789041190994
Published July 2018
Kluwer Law International
£124.00
Competition Law in the ASEAN Countries: Regional Law and National Systems ISBN 9789041191021
Published July 2018
Kluwer Law International
£98.00
Sixty Years of EU State Aid Law and Policy: Analysis and Assessment ISBN 9789041188694
Published February 2018
Kluwer Law International
£126.00
The EU Leniency Policy: Reconciling Effectiveness and Fairness ISBN 9789041184795
Published October 2017
Kluwer Law International
£104.00
Directory of EU Case Law on Competition 2nd ed ISBN 9789041183637
Published August 2017
Kluwer Law International
£209.00
£113.00
Directory of EC Case Law on State Aids 2nd ed ISBN 9789041167217
Published June 2016
Kluwer Law International
£214.00
£130.00
The Role of Economic Analysis in EU Competition Law: The European School 4th ed ISBN 9789041162458
Published May 2016
Kluwer Law International
£161.00
Competition and State Aid: An Analysis of the EU Practice 2nd ed ISBN 9789041158185
Published July 2015
Kluwer Law International
£160.00
The Substantive Appraisal of Joint Ventures Under the EU Merger Control Regime ISBN 9789041158161
Published December 2014
Kluwer Law International
£101.00
EU Competition Law, Regulation and the Internet: The Case of Net Neutrality ISBN 9789041141408
Published November 2014
Kluwer Law International
£113.00
The Interface between Competition Law, Patents and Technical Stadards ISBN 9789041154187
Published November 2014
Kluwer Law International
£109.00
Competition Law Enforcement and Compliance across the World: A Comparative Review ISBN 9789041158154
Published November 2014
Kluwer Law International
£122.00
Standard Essential Patents and Competition Law: A Transatlantic Perspective ISBN 9789041149602
Published September 2014
Kluwer Law International
£101.00
Competition Law: Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress Across the EU ISBN 9789041145598
Published March 2014
Kluwer Law International
£105.00
EU Competition Law: Between Public and Private Enforcement ISBN 9789041146779
Published December 2013
Kluwer Law International
£118.00
£122.00
Landmark Cases in Competition Law: Around the World in Fourteen Stories ISBN 9789041138439
Published December 2012
Kluwer Law International
£118.00
Merger Decisions and the Rules of Procedure of the European Community Courts ISBN 9789041136718
Published December 2011
Kluwer Law International
£126.00
Antitrust Law in Brazil ISBN 9789041136701
Published December 2011
Kluwer Law International
£118.00
£97.00
Merger Control Regimes in Emerging Economies: A Case Study on Brazil and Argentina ISBN 9789041134028
Published January 2011
Kluwer Law International
£113.00
Does EC Merger Control Discriminate Against Small Companies ? ISBN 9789041132611
Published July 2010
Kluwer Law International
£134.00
The Reform of EC Competition Law: New Challenges ISBN 9789041126924
Published December 2009
Kluwer Law International
£131.00
Civil Procedure in EU Competition Cases before the English and Dutch Courts ISBN 9789041131928
Published November 2009
Kluwer Law International
£133.00
An Institutional Assessment of Antitrust Policy: The Latin American Experience ISBN 9789041124784
Published May 2009
Kluwer Law International
£143.00
£177.00
EC State Aid Law: Liber Amicorum in Honour Francisco Santaolalla ISBN 9789041127747
Published October 2008
Kluwer Law International
£249.00
Competition Problems in Liberalized Telecommunications ISBN 9789041127365
Published June 2008
Kluwer Law International
£249.00
Liner Shipping and EU Competition Law ISBN 9789041127174
Published May 2008
Kluwer Law International
£196.00
A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules Across Europe 2nd ed ISBN 9789041126078
Published November 2007
Kluwer Law International
£181.00
Tying and Bundling as A Leveraging Concern Under EC Competition Law ISBN 9789041125750
Published October 2007
Kluwer Law International
£196.00
Competition Law and Economics: Advances in Competition Policy and Antitrust Enforcement ISBN 9789041126320
Published September 2007
Kluwer Law International
£130.00
Directory of EC Case Law on Competition ISBN 9789041126566
Published August 2007
Kluwer Law International
Out of print
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
£211.00
£130.00
Private Enforcement of EC Competition Law
Edited by: Jurgen Basedow
ISBN 9789041126139
Published March 2007
Kluwer Law International
£134.00
Competition Rules for the 21st Century: Principles from America's Experience 2nd ed ISBN 9789041124777
Published September 2006
Kluwer Law International
£169.00
A Concise Guide to the EU Anti-Dumping/ Anti-Subsidies Procedures ISBN 9789041124647
Published June 2006
Kluwer Law International
£105.00
The EC Merger Control Regulation: Rights of Defence ISBN 9789041125538
Published June 2006
Kluwer Law International
£127.00
Mergers and Acquisitions: The Industrial Organization Perspective ISBN 9789041124517
Published March 2006
Kluwer Law International
£89.00
Unfair Competition Law. European Union and Member States ISBN 9789041123299
Published February 2006
Kluwer Law International
£122.00
Economic Analysis of Vertical Agreements: A Self-Assessment ISBN 9789041123282
Published July 2005
Kluwer Law International
£105.00
US and EC Oligopoly Control ISBN 9789041122964
Published June 2004
Kluwer Law International
£122.00
Economic Essays on Australian and New Zealand Competition Law ISBN 9789041119919
Published April 2003
Kluwer Law International
£134.00
Merger Control in Europe: EU Member States and Accession States 4th ed ISBN 9789041120564
Published January 2003
Kluwer Law International
£129.00
Limits and Control of Competition with a View to International Harmonization
Edited by: Jurgen Basedow
ISBN 9789041119674
Published November 2002
Kluwer Law International
£142.00
Competition Policy in the Global Trading System ISBN 9789041117588
Published April 2002
Kluwer Law International
£134.00
International and Comparative Competition Law and Policies ISBN 9789041116437
Published September 2001
Kluwer Law International
£112.00
M & A in Belgium
ISBN 9789041115942
Published May 2001
Kluwer Law International
£75.00
US and EC Oligopoly Control 2nd ed ISBN 9789041125637

Kluwer Law International
Publication Abandoned