EU Competition Law
Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, concerning the abuse of a dominant position, has probably never played a more prominent role in EU anti-trust policy than today. In 2009, there were high profile cases involving Microsoft, Intel, GDF Suez, and numerous others, and, at the end of 2008, the European Commission issued new guidance on enforcement priorities in applying Article 102 to abusive exclusionary conduct. In many respects, Article 102 represents probably the most rapidly evolving area of EU anti-trust law and provides for a much greater role in Community competition law enforcement for national competition authorities. This book gives a complete working guide to these new procedures, as well as a detailed examination of court jurisprudence in this complex and important area of law. It is an in-depth working guide to the application of Article 102 in practice, including the evolution in policy resulting from the important Commission Review and the economic approach to its application that is becoming the hallmark of recent Commission policy in this area. The book's contributors are leading authorities with wide experience within the European Commission and private practice.
Publication Date: 9/25/2013