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Competition law regime and policy in Italy: An overview

I. Italian antitrust law Competition Law in Italy is set out by Law n° 287 of 10 October 1990 (hereinafter also the “Law”), which regulates restrictive practices, abuses of dominant positions and concentrations, in a manner substantially identical to the European regulation. 1. Restrictive practices Article 2 of the Law provides for the prohibition of agreements, concerted practices and decisions of associations of undertakings, which have as their object or effect to appreciably prevent, restrict or distort competition within the national market or a substantial part thereof. Paragraph 2 of Article 2 provides a (non-exhaustive) list of anticompetitive agreements. Pursuant to paragraph 3 of the same disposition, restrictive practices coming within the scope of Article 2 are null and

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Enrico Adriano Raffaelli, David Ottolenghi, Competition law regime and policy in Italy: An overview, 10 October 1990, e-Competitions October 1990, Art. N° 13750

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