La franchise au carrefour du droit de la concurrence et du droit des contrats: Etats-Unis, Union Européenne, France, Allemagne, Italie

Louis Vogel

This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of Concurrences. Publishers, authors and editors are welcome to send books to for review in this section.

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Particularly adapted to franchising, comparative law demonstrates, beyond the different national conceptions, the unique economic role of this legal instrument.

An examination of American, European, French, German and Italian law reveals that they still too often focus on defining the reciprocal obligations of the parties without sufficiently taking into account the network into which the contract is inserted. At the crossroads of competition law and contract law, the legal regime of franchising is still seeking its balance.