Competition law in the railway transport : An overview of EU and national case law

It is an honour and a challenge to be invited to write this foreword. It is an honour because of the high calibre of contributors and contributions. But it is also a challenge for the exact same reason! How can one do justice in a short foreword to the wealth of wisdom embodied in these contributions from jurisdictions as diverse as China and Croatia or Germany and Hong Kong? As is customary with forewords in this series, I will begin by making a few opening remarks and then synthesise some of the strands of the contributions. First, it is easy to forget the important role which railways played in the very introduction of modern competition or antitrust law. One of the main reasons for the enactment of the Sherman Act 1890 in the USA was the power of the railways (or, in American

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  • A&L Goodbody (Dublin)

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Vincent Power, Competition law in the railway transport : An overview of EU and national case law, 22 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 65517

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