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EU Competition Law Volume III: Cartels and Collusive Behaviour (Second Edition)

  • ID: 1443835
  • Book
  • November 2011
  • Region: Europe
  • 1200 Pages
  • Claeys & Casteels Publishing
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“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merrident and diversion, bu the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”
- Adam Smith, An inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776

In the European Union there is an important reason to fight cartels, related to the political objective of market integration pursued by the Community institutions. International cartels van seriously undermine the e orts to create a truly integrated European market. This Second Edition provides a unique insight of Europe's leading experts on how to deal with cartel cases in ractice before both the European Commission and the European Courts.

With over 1200 pages of text, analysis and annexes for easy reference

Highlights:
- Unique insight of Europe's leading experts
- Essential reading and reference for all practioners, advisors and academics working in this area
- Including Application of art 81 EC, Cartel Proceedings, Leniencies for companies, Judicial reviews of Cartel decisions

Contents
- The concept of an agreement, decision or concerted practice
- Price fixing
- Market Sharing
- Output limitation
- Information exchange
- Effect on trade between Member States Cartel procedures
before the commission and the European Courts
- Fact- finding by the Commission in cartel cases
- Access to file
- Replying to the Statement of objections and the oral hearing
- Leniency
- Remedies and fines
- Judicial review

Review on EU Competiton Law Series :

- "An impressive product by which a thorough exposition of law is ltered through the lens of experienced antitrust enforcers and private practioners, often revealing the inner workings of DG Comp in subtle, but very useful, ways."
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- "One should not hesitate to add EU Competition Law to their library. It is a unique work of quality that is capable of delivering insights that will matter to lawyers facing ‘real' issues."
- Frank Fine, EC Competition Law Advocates, Brussels
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- In addition to the law and practice of cartel agreements, this volume will cover, inter alia:
- Information exchange agreements
- Dealing with surprise inspections
- Compliance programmes
- The leniency Notice, when and how to approach the Commission
- Defending a client before the Commission in cartel cases
- Evidence and the burden of proof
- Appealing against fines
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Written By:
- DAMIEN GERARD
- SHAUN GOODMAN
- CESARE RIZZA
- ROBERT SCHULTZ
- MARIO SIRAGUZA
- SERGIO SORINAS

Edited By:
- MARIO SIRAGUSA
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Rome
- CESARE RIZZA
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Rome
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