CONFERENCE: COMPETITION POLICY - REGULATION - EVOLUTIONS - GOALS

From competition protection to market regulation (Towards a new competition law? Lyon, 28 May 2015)

Competition law progresses on a cylical basis. Its initial objective was the protection of competitors through the law on unfair competition and the law on restrictive practices. Then came the antitrust law which no longer sought to protect competitors but rather competition itself. Currently, competition law is in its third stage which is aimed at directly controlling the degree of market concentration through market studies and the desire to implement structural injunctions. In order to conserve a minimum legal dimension inherent to the rule of law, it is imperative to frame regulation clearly.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. From competition protection to market regulation Louis Vogel Professor, University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Member of the Paris Bar 1. Competition law, which is in constant movement and construction, obeys a principle of development that is reminiscent of certain economic theories such as the cycles of Leontief or the stages of Rostow's growth. 2. Based on the fault, first of all civil, and then competition law, competition law has traditionally had as its object the protection of competitors [1]. In France, this protective competition law has two branches: unfair competition, which, even if it distorts them, resorts to the classic concepts of

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Louis Vogel, Josefine Hederström, Cyril Nourissat, Jean-Pierre Viennois, From competition protection to market regulation (Towards a new competition law? Lyon, 28 May 2015), February 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77374, www.concurrences.com

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