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Cartels in the utility sectors: An overview of EU and national case law

1. Introduction Events over the past few years in liberalised utility sectors have brought into sharp focus the relative importance of the public sector either as the unwitting facilitator of collusive practices or as the party harmed most directly by such practices because it accounts for a significant proportion of demand for goods and services in most economies. The focal points of the public sector in many such actions is illustrated by the Ordinance issued in May 2018 by the Hong Kong Competition Commission, which guides public bodies and law enforcers in identifying signs of anti-competitive practices in the marketplace (especially in the form of big-rigging, market sharing and price fixing). [1] 2. Emerging Themes The key themes which have emerged over the past few years and

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Peter Alexiadis, Cartels in the utility sectors: An overview of EU and national case law, 30 July 2020, e-Competitions Utilities & Cartels, Art. N° 44484

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