The Concept of an 'Undertaking': The Boundaries of the Corporation - A Discussion of Agency, Employees and Subsidiaries
King's College London
March 12, 2009
EC COMPETITION LAW: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT, G. Amato & C. Ehlermann, eds., Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007
A paper discussing the limits of the notion of 'undertaking' for the purposes of European competition (antitrust) law. It examines the definition in relation to individuals (particularly the self-employed and consumers) and corporate groups (single economic entity) to understand where the boundaries of the undertaking are located. It then advocates certain changes to the current position, in light of Article 81 EC's myriad goals.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: single economic entity, article 81, 81 EC, undertaking, objective, consumers, self-employed, competition law, antitrust
JEL Classification: K21, K32, K33Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 13, 2009 ; Last revised: September 25, 2012
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