Bridging the gap?

Mißbrauch von Marktmacht: In keinem anderen Bereich des Kartellrechts liegen die Europäische Union und die USA zur Zeit so weit auseinander wie bei Art. 102 AEUV hier, Section 2 Sherman Act dort. Das wird sich ändern, bestimmt, denn:

Unilateral conduct by companies with market power will continue to pose significant investigative, analytical, and jurisprudential challenges …  That’s part of the reason why the FTC and the EC have directed our staffs to start a joint unilateral conduct discussion group. Together, we’ll begin a comparative analysis of unilateral conduct under both U.S. and EU law and focus on the factors that the agencies consider in looking at predatory pricing, refusals to deal, tying and bundling, and conditional rebates. This work will complement similar efforts being undertaken in the International Competition Network’s working group on unilateral conduct.

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, Making the Grade? A Year at the FTC, Fourth Annual Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, Georgetown Law Center, 21. September 2010.

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