The Prohibition of Single-Firm Market Abuses: US Monopolization versus EU Abuse of Dominance

International Company and Commercial Law Review 2017, issue 9

23 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2017

Date Written: August 1, 2017

Abstract

This article looks at the commonalities and disparities in the rules against single-firm market abuses in the US and in the EU and their enforcement. Despite they target the same type of business behaviour, the US and the EU have always followed divergent paths. This article will examine alternative explanations for the differences and will also look at the different forms of conduct caught under the prohibition, underlining the most recent enforcement discordances.

Keywords: Competition Law, Antitrust Law, US, EU, Enforcement, Abuse of Dominance, Monopolization, Unilateral Conduct, Single-firm conduct, Market Power, Anti-Competitive Behaviour, Consumer Welfare, Foreclosure, Exclusive Dealing, Predatory Pricing, Excessive Pricing, Bundling, Tying, Rebates, Margin-Squeeze

JEL Classification: D42, K 21, L12, L41

Suggested Citation

Marcos, Francisco, The Prohibition of Single-Firm Market Abuses: US Monopolization versus EU Abuse of Dominance (August 1, 2017). International Company and Commercial Law Review 2017, issue 9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3028629

Francisco Marcos (Contact Author)

IE Law School ( email )

Castellón de la Plana 8
Madrid, Madrid 28006
Spain

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