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FOREWORD: PROTECTION OF THE COMPETITION - DIRECTION OF THE ECONOMY - AIMS OF COMPETITION LAW - FREEDOM TO UNDERTAKE

Competition(s): A singular plural...

Most of the competition rules aim the protection of the competition but many of these rules aim also the direction of the economic policy it is important therefore to distinguish between these two main types of rules in relation to their effect on the business freedom

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Concurrences" " or "Competition"; "Competition Law" or "Competition Law"? Current events invite us to question the choice of the plural, a sign of diversity and sometimes of division, or the singular, a sign of homogeneity and sometimes of confusion. The magazine chose the plural. This choice responds well to the titles of Book IV of the French Commercial Code and to the traditional distinction between "large" competition law, which governs anti-competitive practices, concentrations and, beyond that, State aid, and "small" competition law, which governs practices restricting competition, unfair competition and, beyond that, unfair commercial practices.

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Didier Ferrier, Competition(s): A singular plural..., May 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2015, Art. N° 72551, pp. 5-7

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