The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust

An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy

Author: Daniel J. Gifford,Robert T. Kudrle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022617610X

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 8345

The United States and the European Union operate the world s two most powerful systems of competition law and policy, whose enforcement and judicial institutions employ similar concepts and legal language. Yet the two regimes sometimes reach very different results on significant antitrust issues. In "The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust, "Daniel Gifford and Robert Kudrle show that a combination of differences in social values, political institutions, and legal precedent inhibit close convergence. The book explores the main contested areas of contemporary antitrust: mergers, price discrimination, predatory pricing, exclusive supply, conditional rebating, intellectual property, and Schumpeterian competition. The authors explore how the prevailing antitrust analyses differ in the EU and the U.S., the policy ramifications of these differences, and how the analyses used by the enforcement authorities or the courts in each of these several areas relate to each other. Several themes run through the substantive areas treated in the book: pricing incentives and constraints, welfare effects, and whether competition tends to be viewed as an efficiency generating process or as rivalry. The notorious Microsoft case offers a useful lens to examine copyright, patents, and trade secrets, and the authors take the opportunity to contemplate competition policy in dynamic, innovative industries more broadly. For the EU, competition policy has also functioned as a mechanism to bond national markets together in the EU structure; the USA, federal from the beginning, did not require this instrumental aspect in its antitrust doctrines. "The Atlantic Divide" concludes with forecasts and suggestions about how greater compatibility, if not convergence, might ultimately be attained."

Competition Law Enforcement in the BRICS and in Developing Countries

Legal and Economic Aspects

Author: Frederic Jenny,Yannis Katsoulacos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331930948X

Category: Law

Page: 361

View: 1765

This contributed volume focuses on competition policy enforcement in BRICS and developing counties. It examines the role and application of economic analysis and evidence in law enforcement procedures, as well as their influence on competition authorities’ policy-making. The contributors also address topics such as recent developments in competition law and practice, institutional design, indicators of performance in enforcement, the incorporation of public interest concerns in Competition Authority objectives, procedural fairness, procurement procedures and compulsory licensing.

The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law

Author: Rochelle C. Dreyfuss,Justine Pila

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191076104

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 9718

We live in an age in which expressive, informational, and technological subject matter are becoming increasingly important. Intellectual property is the primary means by which the law seeks to regulate such subject matter. It aims to promote innovation and creativity, and in doing so to support solutions to global environmental and health problems, as well as freedom of expression and democracy. It also seeks to stimulate economic growth and competition, accounting for its centrality to EU Internal Market and international trade and development policies. Additionally, it is of enormous and increasing importance to business. As a result there is a substantial and ever-growing interest in intellectual property law across all spheres of industry and social policy, including an interest in its legal principles, its social and normative foundations, and its place and operation in the political economy. This handbook written by leading academics and practitioners from the field of intellectual property law, and suitable for both a specialist legal readership and an intelligent but non-specialist legal and non-legal readership, provides a comprehensive account of the following areas: - The foundations of IP law, including its emergence and development in different jurisdictions and regions; - The substantive rules and principles of IP; and - Important issues arising from the existence and operation of IP in the political economy.

Extraordinary Rendition

Addressing the Challenges of Accountability

Author: Elspeth Guild,Didier Bigo,Mark Gibney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351172867

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 3972

The US led programme of extraordinary rendition created profound challenges for the international system of human rights protection and rule of law. This book examines the efforts of authorities in Europe and the US to re-establish rule of law and respect for human rights through the investigation of the program and its outcomes. The contributions to this volume examine the supranational and national inquiries into the US CIA-led extraordinary rendition and secret detention programme in Europe. The book takes as a starting point two recent and far-reaching developments in delivering accountability and establishing the truth: First, the publication of the executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee (Feinstein) Report, and second, various European Court of Human Rights judgments regarding European Union Member States’ complicity with the CIA and their incompatibility with the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR). The collective volume provides the first stock-taking review of the state of affairs in the quest for accountability in the EU, and identifies significant obstacles to further accountability in a selection of EU member states under investigation. It will be vital reading for students and scholars in a wide range of areas, including international relations, international law, public policy and counter-terrorism studies.

Europe and the United States

competition and cooperation in the 1990s : study papers

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160387159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 2487

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7470

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Significant impediment to effective competition

Marktbeherrschung und erhebliche Behinderung wirksamen Wettbewerbs (SIEC-Test) in der Europäischen Fusionskontrolle

Author: Moritz Pellmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832918637

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 407

View: 725

Chambers global

the world's leading lawyers for business ; 2004-2005 The client's guide

Author: Chambers & Partners

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780855143640

Category: Corporate Lawyers

Page: 2120

View: 7361

The Wall Street Journal

Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Barron's national business and financial weekly

Page: N.A

View: 5201

US-Rechtspraxis

Praxishandbuch Zivilrecht und Öffentliches Recht

Author: Kirk W. Junker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3899498100

Category: Law

Page: 523

View: 1633

Das Handbuch Amerikanische Rechtspraxis wendet sich in erster Linie an deutsche Anwälte, die mit dem amerikanischen oder englischen Recht in der Praxis in Berührung kommen, kann aber auch von international tätigen Unternehmen mit Gewinn genutzt werden. Thematisch umfaßt die Darstellung vor allem die Bereiche Zivilprozessrecht, Strafprozessrecht, Vertragsrecht, enthält zusätzlich Formulierungsmuster und Musterverträge sowie zahlreiche Praxistipps.

Industrieökonomik

Author: Jean Tirole

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486800221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1099

View: 1953

Das Standard-Lehrbuch in diesem Bereich. Beginnend mit einer klaren und ausführlichen Darstellung des mikroökonomischen Theorie werden die verschiedenen für die Industrieökonomik relevanten Themenbereiche erarbeitet. Dabei nimmt auch die Darstellung von Markt-Unvollkommenheiten einen breiten Raum ein. Viele der Theorien werden mit Hilfe der Spieltheorie erläutert.