EC COMPETITION LAW: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT, G. Amato & C. Ehlermann, eds., Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007
24 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2009 Last revised: 27 Nov 2013
Date Written: March 12, 2009
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.
Keywords: single economic entity, article 81, 81 EC, undertaking, objective, consumers, self-employed, competition law, antitrust
JEL Classification: K21, K32, K33
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Townley, Christopher, The Concept of an 'Undertaking': The Boundaries of the Corporation - A Discussion of Agency, Employees and Subsidiaries (March 12, 2009). EC COMPETITION LAW: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT, G. Amato & C. Ehlermann, eds., Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1358649