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Opening competition in protected sectors: Should new entrants be protected? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013)

This first roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust”, Paris, 22th of February 2013, was dedicated to « Opening competition in protected sectors: Should new entrants be protected?». Bernard Amory and Laurent de Muyter, authors of the first contribution, provide some thoughts on the justification, the tools and the limitations of the protection provided to new entrants. According to Andrea Lofaro and Jan Peter Van der Veer, economists and authors of the second contribution, the entrants of new liberalised industries may face challenges due to the various advantages of the incumbents and deserve a particular protection. This protection should be given through a sector-specific regulation.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The protection of new entrants in European Union law Bernard AMORY and Laurent DE MUYTER Lawyers, Jones Day, Brussels I. Introduction 1. The purpose of this contribution is to examine the particular protection that new entrants can - or should - enjoy in the context of opening up to competition sectors protected under competition law and sector-specific regulation. 2. Far from claiming to be exhaustive on a vast and complex subject, the aim of this contribution is limited, based on a selection of precedents, to providing some thoughts on the rationale, regulatory tools and inherent limits of assistance to new entrants. In particular, it

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Bernard Amory, Andrea Lofaro, Jan Peter van der Veer, Laurent de Muyter, Opening competition in protected sectors: Should new entrants be protected? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013), May 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 51599, www.concurrences.com

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