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
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
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