ARTICLES: UNIVERSITY OF NICE - PROFESSOR PIROVANO - CONCEPT OF UNDERTAKING OR ENTRERPRISE - EU COMPESTITION LAW - FRENCH LAW

The concept of undertaking in competition law

This paper was presented at the University of Nice in the framework of a colloquium in the honor of Professor A. Pirovano. It studies the different uses of the concept of “undertaking” or “entrerpirse” in the different components of EU competition law with references to French law.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. While the concept of undertaking is still controversial in many branches of law [1], it is undeniably at the heart of competition law. So many studies have been devoted to it that one might question the usefulness of rethinking [2]it. Fortunately, the organisers of this colloquium are opening up a new perspective by adding that this concept, as used in competition law, is indicative of the competitive order. Is this an assertion or a question? The question mark does not appear on the programme, but the scientific approach we are being asked to adopt presupposes a questioning at first, at least as long as the demonstration is not carried out. 2. The

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Laurence Idot, The concept of undertaking in competition law, December 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2004, Art. N° 46218, www.concurrences.com

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