Competition journals: April - June 2012

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1. General - Scope of application

The company, the rules of competition and fundamental rights: what linkage? J.-L. Dewost, B. Lasserre and R. Saint-Esteben (Nouveaux cahiers du Conseil constitutionnel 2012, p. 187)

Le droit de la concurrence et les normes privées , L. Idot (Rev. de la recherche juridique - Droit prospectif, Cahiers de méthodologie juridique No. 25, Les normes privées internationales, 2011-5, p. 2267).

L’année 2011 en droit de la concurrence - Actes du colloque organisé le 8 mars 2012 par l’AFEC, L. Idot, I. Luc, J.-C. Roda, N. Lajnef and F. Martucci (Contracts, conc., consom. June 2012, Dossier 1, p.7)

Le droit de la concurrence et le secteur alimentaire , É. Barbier de La Serre (JCP éd. E, No. 21, 24 May 2012, 329, p. 5).

Econometrics and competition law (Proceedings of the colloquium organised on 6 May 2011 by the firm Microeconomix), F. Lévêque, E. Frot and G. de Muizon (RLC 2011/30, No. 2018, p. 152)

Audiovisual media and competition. Le cas de la télévision payante, N. Sonnac (Revue d’économie industrielle, 137, 2012, pp. 109-129)

Buyer Power, private labels and the welfare consequences of quality erosion, A. Ezrachi (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 33, Issue 5, p. 257).

The institutions of antitrust law: how structure shapes substance, Michigan Law Review, W. E. Kovacic (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 6, p. 1019).

Activity of the Court of Cassation in competition law (July 2011 to January 2012), P. Arhel (Petites affiches, 8 June 2012, No. 115, p. 6)

Activity of the Paris Court of Appeal in the field of anti-competitive practices (February 2011 to January 2012), P. Arhel (Petites affiches, 2 May 2012, n° 88, p. 6)

Activity of the European Union courts in competition law (January to February 2012 and December 2011), P. Arhel (Petites affiches, 10 Apr. 2012, No. 72, p. 3; Petites affiches, 18 June 2012, No. 121, p. 11)

Chronique Concurrence, L. Idot (Europe, Apr. 2012, comm. 151-155, p. 21; May 2012, comm. 196-206; June 2012, comm. 249-250)

Chronique Concurrence, M. Bazex, D. Bosco, G. Decocq and C. Prébissy-schnall (Contracts, conc., consom. Apr. 2012, comm. 98 to 104; May 2012 comm. 129 to 135; June 2012 comm. 154 to 156)

Chronique de droit économique, C. Mathonnière (RLDA March 2012, 69, n° 3926 to 3931, p. 50; Apr. 2012, 70, n° 3972 to 3977, p. 42; May 2012, 71)

Chronique Droit de la concurrence, L. Idot et C. Prieto (DRC 2012/1, Jan. 2011, p. 111)

Chronicle of the European Union and Administrative Law (RFDA, No. 24, Apr. 2012, p. 391).

2. Agreements

2.1. General

Reputational penalties to firms in antitrust investigations, S. van den Broek, R.G.M Kemp, W.F.C. Verschoor and A.-C. de Vries (Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 8, 2, 2012, pp. 231-258).

Robust collusion with private information, D.A. Miller (Review of Economic Studies, 79, 2, 2012, pp. 812-837)

Exclusivity in high-tech industries: evidence from the French case, P. Bougette, F. Marty, J. Pillot and P. Reis (European Competition Journal, 8, 1, 2012, p. 163-181).

Contracts that reference Rivals As an Antitrust Category, J. Jacobson and D. Weick (Antitrust Source, April 2012, p. 1).

Restrictions of competition by object under article 10 TFEU, D. Bailey (Common Market Law Review, Vol. 49, Issue 2, p. 559).

Thanks For Sharing: Can Exchanging Information Be Good For Competition? R. Van Dijk and L. Bell (Competition Law Journal, Issue 11(1), p. 77).

The Cartel Offence: Defining an Appropriate "Moral Space", A. MacCulloch (European Competition Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p. 73).

Thinking outside the object box: an EU and UK perspective, Mr Ram Mahtani (European Competition Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p 1)

The impact of voidness for infringement of Article 101 TFEU on related contracts, C. Cauffman (European Competition Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p. 95).

Compatible or Conflicting: The Promotion of a High Level of Employment and the Consumer Welfare Standard Under Article 101, T. Hodge (William and Mary Business Law Review, Vol. 3, Issue 1, p. 59).

2.2. Distribution

Restriction of competition and prohibition to sell on the internet: Pierre Fabre ou les opportunités manquées , C. Prieto (Revue des contrats, n° 1, Jan. 2012, p. 111) See also, La distribution sélective face aux ventes en ligne, J. Probst (RDUE, 4- 2011, p. 741)

Competition law and distribution law, the same thing? Mr. Chagny (Comm, electr. com., June 2012, No. 6, comm. 65)

How can effective competition be guaranteed in France in the car maintenance and repair sector? , F. Meuris (Comm., electr. com., June 2012, No 6, comm. 52)

Les liaisons étroites entre clause de non-concurrence et clause de non-réaffiliation, M. Malaurie-Vignal (JCP éd. E, n° 25, 21 June 2012, 1402, p. 36)

Chronicle Distribution and protection of the competitor, M. Malaurie-Vignal and N. Mathey (Contracts, conc., consum. Apr. 2012, comm. 88 to 97; May 2012, comm. 120 to 128; June 2012, comm. 149 to 153)

3. Abuse of dominance

Predation before the common law judge, Mr. Chagny (Comm, electr. com., May 2012, No. 5, comm. 51)

How can the problems of exclusionary abuses under Article 102 TFEU be resolved, J. Temple Lang (European Law Review, Vol. 37, Issue 2, p. 136).

Objective Justification and Article 102 TFEU, T. van der Vijver (World Competition Vol. 35 Issue 1, p. 55).

4. Restrictive practices

First case-law definition of the notion of significant imbalance in relations between professionals, T. Tittone and F. Coulon (RLDA Apr. 2012, 70, No. 3971, p. 36)

Formalism in trade negotiations: the legislative labyrinth, P. Charles (RLC 2011/30, No. 2015, p. 126)

The notion of an established commercial relationship, N. Mathey (JCP éd. E, n° 25, June 21, 2012, 1401, p. 35)

5. Concentrations

French merger control: how to monitor commitments? P. Galmiche and J. Lucas (JCP éd. E, No. 18, 3 May 2012, 1295, p. 25).

V. also, The first withdrawal of merger authorization for non-compliance with commitments in France: the acquisition of TPS and Canal Satellite by Vivendi Universal and Canal Plus Group, P. Bougette, M. Deschamps and C. Montet (RLC 2011/30, No. 2014, p. 111)

Assessing unilateral merger effect in a two-sided market: an application to the Dutch daily newspaper market, S. van den Broek, R.G.M Kemp, W.F.C. Verschoor and A.-C. de Vries (Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 8, 2, 2012, pp. 259-296).

Why can’t we all get along? Structural modelling and natural experiments in merger analysis, M.B. Coate and J.H. Fischer (European Competition Journal, 8, 1, 2012, pp. 41-71)

Sponsored entry, A. Overd (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 33, issue 6, p. 294).

Reforming the Merger Control Regulation’s Article 22 Referral Mechanism: On the Member States’ Access to Refer Mergers to the European Commission, M. Broberg (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p. 215).

6. State aid

Chronique Aides d’État , M. Dony (JDE May 2012, 189, p. 151)

The public service compensations of the Almunia Package, an obscure clarity , G. Kalflèche and J.-G. Sorbara (Europe, n° 6, June 2012, Study 7)

See also, L’application du régime des aides d’Etat à la gestion des services d’intérêt économique général, M. Bazex (D. Adm., No 4, Apr. 2012, p. 47).

The guidelines on national regional aid: a first crisis-proof revision, M. Pouliot and T. Giard (RLDA March 2012, 69, No 3924, p. 41)

7. Public sector and competition

Conditions for the candidature of a public person for a public contract, W. Zimmer (Contracts and Public Procurement, May 2012, No. 5, p. 20)

The Bordeaux Administrative Court of Appeal, in a ruling of 1 March 2012, Centre hospitalier Bigorre, recalled the conditions of the Conseil d’État’s opinion in the Société Jean Louis Bernard Consultant case, namely: if a public person participates in a public contract, there is a risk of violation of the free play of competition if the contracting authority is not in a position to verify that the price proposed by the public person does not result from advantages or resources received by the latter in the context of its public service missions.

8. Procedures

8.1. General

What right does a judge have in cartel matters? Comments on the judgment in Menarini Diagnostics v. Italy , M. Abenhaim (RTD Eur., January-March 2012, p. 117).

See also, The Menarini v. Italy judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (Antitrust law, criminal law and full judicial review), T. Bombois (Cah. Dr. Eur. 2011/2, p. 541); Fine imposed by a competition authority and the right to effective judicial protection: Lessons from the ECHR Menarini judgment, G. Muguet-Poullennec and D. P. Domenicuci (RLC 2011/30, No. 1988, p. 49); "KME v. Commission" Judgment, N. Tuominen (RDUE, 4- 2011, p. 753).

La loyauté dans l’administration de la preuve, colloque loyauté et impartialité en droit des affaires , L. Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié (Gaz. Pal., 24 May 2012, No. 145, p. 44).

Two years of competition litigation (2010-2011), O. Leroy and B. Ruy (Proceedings, No. 2, Feb. 2012, Chron. 1)

Global seizures of courier services and respect for the professional secrecy of the lawyer, G. Fabre (RLC 2011/30, No. 1989, p. 60)

The Commission’s good procedural practices or the new impetus given to the principle of good administration and the hearing officer, É. Barbier de La Serre and É. Chassaing (RLC 2011/30, No. 1990, p. 67)

The "Yalta of the mobile phone" before the Strasbourg Court, V. Pironon (Comm, electr. com., June 2012, No. 6, comm. 66)

Competitive efficiency above all? Mr. Chagny (Comm, Electr. Com., Apr. 2012, No. 4, Comm. 40)

He who does not respect must pay! Mr. Chagny (Comm., Elect. Com., May 2012, No. 5, Comm. 52)

Fundamental Rights in the European Union , O. de Schutter (JDE, No. 188, April 2012, p. 114).

The hearing officer’s extended mandate: whose special friend in the conduct of EU competition proceedings, P. Van Cleynenbreugel (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 33, Issue 6, p. 286).

Due Process and Judicial Review - Mixed Signals from Luxembourg in Cartel Cases, U. Soltesz (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 3, Issue 5, p. 241).

Rethinking sanctions for breaching EU competition law: is director disqualification the answer? A. Khan (World Competition Vol. 35, Issue 1, p. 77).

Recidivism in EU Antitrust Enforcement: A Legal and Economic Analysis, W. P. J. Wils (World Competition Vol. 35, Issue 1, p. 5).

8.2. Sanction Policy - Clemency - Settlement - Undertakings - Damages Actions

Le droit de la concurrence et le

private enforcement , S. Justier (JCP éd. E, n° 23, 7 June 2012, 361, p. 5)

Although confidential for a long time, private enforcement actions seem to be growing at last, as evidenced by several decisions handed down by the Paris Commercial Court since March 2011. Common to these various cases, whether they follow a sanction decision by the Competition Authority or a decision by the latter making commitments binding, is the difficulty of producing before a court the evidence contained in the Authority’s investigation file. The author of this paper, who is familiar with the issues at stake in these cases because he has been closely involved in them, offers a summary of the problems involved in transmitting the evidence in the Authority’s case file to the judge. See also on the same issue, Autorité de la concurrence: communication de pièces dans un autre procès, F. Prunet and J. Bombardier (D., 10 May 2012, No. 19, p. 1181) and, more generally, L’arrêt Pfleiderer ou la mise en balance des intérêts protégés par la clemence avec le droit des victimes à réparation, M. Roseau and F. Masmi-Dazi (RLC 2011/30, No. 2017, p. 146); Le réveil du " private enforcement ", G. Decocq (Contrats, conc., consom. juin 2012, repère 6)

Compliance Programs - Reflections on the Scope of the Competition Authority’s Framework Document, D. Roskis and S. Jaffar (JCP ed. E, No. 21, 24 May 2012, 1326, p. 31)

Compliance and non-contestation of grievances: the LCA specifies the tools for managing competitive risk by companies, M. Cousin and C. Lemaire (RLDA March 2012, 69, No. 3925, p. 45)

See also, Two new guidelines of the Competition Authority on sanctions, P. Arhel (Contrats, conc., consom. avr. 2012, comm. 21), as well as Le communiqué du 12 février 2012 relatif à la non-concontestation des griefs dans les procédures antitrust, J.-C. Roda (Contracts, conc., consum. May 2012, Study 7)

Pfleiderer, S. Völcker (Common Market Law Review, Vol. 49, Issue 2, p. 696)

Access to leniency documents, O. Heinisch and E. Cochrane (Competition Law Insight, Vol. 11, Issue 5, p. 9)

New application of the transparency requirement to leniency programmes (obs. ss Trib. EU, 22 May 2012, Case T-344/08, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG v. Commission), D. Bosco (Contracts, conc., consom. Jul. 2012, comm. 182)

See also, The Disclosure of files and documents in EU cartel cases: fairy tale or reality? A. Beumer and A. Karpetas (European Competition Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p. 123).

Leniency and damages actions: the impact of recent European Union court case law, F. Rizzulo (Global Competition Litigation review, Vol. 5, Issue 1)

9. Regulations

La Concurrence publique de plein droit, G. Clamour (RLC 2011/30, n° 1977, p. 29)

Why are SNCF ticket prices regulated? P. Perennes (Concurrences 3/2012, p. 00)

ARCEP’s contribution to the definition of the universal postal service, M. Bazex (D. Adm., No. 5, May 2012, p. 36)

The advisory function of the Competition Authority, a new regulatory instrument? M. Bazex (D. Adm., No. 6, June 2012, p. 42).

10. International policy

Chronique politiques de concurrence, N. Jalabert-Doury, J. Fourquet, A. Tercinet and J.-M. Blutel (RDAI/IBLJ, 2/2012, p. 245).

This column is devoted to the analysis of international competition law news. As usual, it covers the latest developments in Community competition law, but also in national laws, not forgetting international developments in the field.


LIST OF JOURNALS REVIEWED

A.

LEGAL NEWS - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (AJDA)

NEWS FROM THE NETWORK INDUSTRIES IN EUROPE

ADMINISTRATION AND TERRITORIAL COLLECTIVITIES

AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW

AMERICAN LAW AND ECONOMIC REVIEW

ECONOMIC ANALYSES

ANTITRUST

(THE) ANTITRUST BULLETIN

ANTITRUST LAW JOURNAL

SOURCE ANTITRUST

B.

BANK

BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY GAZETTE

ILEC NEWSLETTER

RAPID BUSINESS LAW BULLETIN (BRDA)

C.

(LES) CAHIERS DE DROIT EUROPEEN

CORPORATE LAW BOOKLETS (FROM THE LAW WEEK)

CHICAGO LAW REVIEW (UNIVERSITY OF)

COMMON MARKET LAW REVIEW

COMMUNICATION - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

COMMUNICATION & STRATEGIES

COMPETITION AND REGULATION IN NETWORK INDUSTRIES

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION POLICY

COMPETITION POLICY NEWSLETTER

COMUTER AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW REVIEW

PUBLIC CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT

CONTRACTS-COMPETITION-CONSUMER

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

CORNELL LAW REVIEW

D.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

PROCUREMENT LAW

COMPANY LAW

CRIMINAL LAW

E.

(LES) ECHOS/ ISSUES LES ECHOS

ECONOMIC INTUITION

(THE) ECONOMIST

EMORY LAW JOURNAL

EUROPE

(THE) EUROPEAN ANTITRUST REVIEW

EUROPEAN COMPETITION JOURNAL

EUROPEAN COMPETITION LAW REVIEW

EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERY REVIEW

EUROPEAN LAW REPORTER

EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW

EUROPEAN VOICE

F.

FAIR TRADING

FORDHAM LAW REVIEW

G.

(THE) PALACE GAZETTE

GLOBAL ANTITRUST WEEKLY

GLOBAL COMPETITION REVIEW

H.

HARVARD LAW REVIEW

I.

INSTITUTE ANTITRUST LAW AND POLICY FORDHAM CLI

INTERNAT. COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW REVIEW

INTERNAT. ENERGY LAW AND TAXATION REVIEW

INTERNAT. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION

INTERNAT. TRADE LAW AND REGULATION

J.

COURT JOURNAL. EUROPEAN LAW

INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL CLUNET

JOURNAL OF INTERNAT. BANKING LAW AND REGULATION

JOURNAL OF COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

JOURNAL OF LAW AND ECONOMICS

JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION

JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES

JOURNAL OF REGULATORY ECONOMICS

K.

L.

ECONOMIC LAW

LAMY PUBLIC BUSINESS LAW

M.

(THE) MONITOR (OF PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDING)

N.

NORTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS

O.

OREGON LAW REVIEW

P.

(THE) SMALL POSTERS

ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

PROCEDURES

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

Q.

R.

RAND JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS

DALLOZ COLLECTION

REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS

JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

CASE LAW REVIEW

CASE LAW REVIEW OF BUSINESS LAW

OECD REVIEW ON COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER REVIEW

ENERGY REVIEW

LEGAL RESEARCH JOURNAL - PROSPECTIVE LAW

JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL SCIENCE AND COMPARATIVE LAW

EUROPEAN BUSINESS REVIEW

CONTRACT REVIEW

REVIEW OF COLLECTIVE PROCEDURES

PUBLIC LAW REVIEW

REVIEW OF THE COMMON MARKET AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

EUROPEAN UNION LAW REVIEW

(THE) ECONOMIC JOURNAL

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JOURNAL

FRENCH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JOURNAL

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LAW.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPETITION

PUBLIC ENTERPRISE LAW REVIEW

LAMY COMPETITION REVIEW

LAMY DROIT DE L’IMMATERIEL MAGAZINE

LAMY BUSINESS LAW REVIEW

QUARTERLY CIVIL LAW REVIEW

QUARTERLY REVIEW OF COMMERCIAL AND ECONOMIC LAW

QUARTERLY REVIEW OF EUROPEAN LAW

S.

LEGAL WEEK - COMPANY EDITION

LEGAL WEEK - GENERAL EDITION

T.

TEXAS INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW

TULANE LAW REVIEW

U.

(THE) NEW PLANT

V.

W.

WORLD COMPETITION

X.

Y.

YALE LAW JOURNAL

YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNAT. LAW

Z.

— This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publications over the last three months after release of the latest issue of Concurrences. Articles and working papers published on the Internet only are also welcome. Authors, editors and publishers are welcome to send their papers to aronzano@ccip.fr for review in this section.

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