EU Competition Policy Since 1990: How Substantial is Convergence Towards U.S. Antitrust?

Dzmitry Bartalevich

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    Abstrakt

    In spite of the evidence of strong influence on the incorporation of policy provisions from the U.S. antitrust into the recent competition policy reforms in the European Union (EU), few considerable attempts have been made to analyze the influence of U.S. antitrust on EU competition policy in anticartel enforcement policies, antimonopoly regulation, and the regulation of mergers and acquisitions. The purpose of this article is to fill the gap by attempting to link EU competition policy with U.S. antitrust, provide a critical overview of the most important elements of European competition policy reforms, carry out a comparative analysis between EU and U.S. competition policies, detect convergence or divergence, and account for the degree of convergence and for the relevant mechanisms triggering convergence. The main focus is on the analysis of anticartel enforcement policy, antimonopoly policy, and merger control.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftJournal of Centrum Cathedra
    Vol/bind6
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)273-294
    ISSN1851-6599
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2013

    Emneord

    • EU competition Policy
    • U.S. Antitrust
    • Convergence
    • Regulation
    • Anticartel Enforcement
    • Leniency Notice
    • Abuse of Market Dominance
    • Merger Control
    • Meger regulation

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