Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law by Frank Wijckmans,Filip Tuytschaever

By Frank Wijckmans,Filip Tuytschaever

Investigating, dissolving, and punishing cartels is more and more a best precedence for the ecu fee and for nationwide pageant authourities. This paintings deals the main updated and accomplished exam of the sizeable legislation and technique of european festival legislations because it applies to cartels in addition to to different horizontal agreements.

This exact paintings provides the perspectives of either deepest practitioners and public enforcers. the personal practitioners speak about their day by day adventure and percentage the insights which they suspect their fellow-practitioners could be conscious of. the general public enforcers act in tandem with the personal practitioners and upload of their contribution the explicit issues of awareness which they suggest practitioners may still keep in mind. The paintings units out the ways that a cartel is outlined and organised,
how a cartel should be detected and investigated, the difficulty of legal responsibility for cartels (including parental and successor liability), some of the sanctions to be had to investigating specialists, and the clients for personal enforcement and damages activities introduced through sufferers of cartels. It addresses the
procedure earlier than the eu fee and the ecu Courts. eventually, the booklet bargains with info exchanges (including an financial perspective), joint R&D agreements, specialisation agreements and different universal varieties of horizontal agreements like joint deciding to buy, joint promoting and standardisation.

Containing useful suggestion for practitioners, overviews of a number of the levels of cartel enforcement, procedural checklists, research of the latest laws together with the recent european damages directive, and written via authors with large adventure in advising the Commission's felony provider with regards to pageant legislations, this is often the main entire textual content on hand on cartels in european festival law.

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