This timely book, with contributions from prominent experts including Luis Ortiz Blanco, Valentine Korah, Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker, Lorenzo F. Pace and Richard Whish, examines the novel aspects of the 2009 Guidance on Article 102. They present a critical assessment of the Guidance that could be relevant to the result of the ongoing Commission’s investigations, for example, the opened procedure against Google.
Moreover, the contributing authors identify the differences between the Guidance and the prohibition of exclusionary abuses in some member states (France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain) and reveal the ways in which the relevant national laws treat exclusionary abuses, and assess how they differ from the approach of the Guidance. They also reveal the history and development of the relevant national legislation on prohibitions of unilateral conduct.
European Competition Law: The Impact of the Guidance on Article 102 will prove to be invaluable to academics and postgraduate students reading EU law, antitrust law and EU competition law. European law researchers and antitrust lawyers will also find much to appeal to them in this essential resource.