Cartel Settlements and Commitment Decisions
46 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2010
Date Written: October 2009
This is the introductory chapter to a 38-chapter book relating to two principal subjects: the decision of competition authorities to settle cartel cases, with a focus on the development of a cartel settlement regime in Europe; and the use by the European Commission of “commitments decisions” under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 to close non-cartel cases. The author discusses the various chapters of the book in detail and highlights continuities as well as points of contention.
Keywords: Cartel settlements, Commitments, Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003
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