Competition journals: April - June 2015

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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1. General - Scope of application

The criterion of consumer welfare as the exclusive objective of competition policy. A perspective based on the history of American antitrust > F. Marty (RIDE, 2014/4, vol. XXVIII, pp. 471-497)

Enterprise, competition and Europe > J.-L. Fourgoux, L. Vogel, N. Petit, C. Nourissat, L. Haasbeek, M.-C. Mitchell, S. Genevaz and M. Cousin (Contracts, conc., consom. May 2015, no. 5, File 1)

Imbalance - The excesses of competitive regulation > D. Théophile (JCP ed. G, No. 23, June 8, 2015, 674, p. 1132)

The power of structural injunctions > T. Picot and G. de Muizon (RLC 2015/43, No. 2762, p. 108)

The agricultural sector under the scrutiny of the Competition Authority > A. Condoms (Contracts, conc., consom. May 2015, no. 5, Study 6)

Conditions for the application of European rules by an NCA > D. Mainguy (JCP ed. E, No. 19, 7 May 2015, 1218, p. 38).

Competitive Analysis of Standards Development Processes > G. Decocq (Contracts, conc., consom. May 2015, No. 5, Benchmark 6)

Competition and the Internet > (Economic Issues, No. 3109, Apr. 2015, File, pp. 5-40)

Who’s afraid of the Competition Authority? > G. Notté (Cah. dr. entr., March-Apr. 2015, no. 2, p. 2)

"The Macron Act process is a turning point." > Interview with Bruno Lasserre (International Exchanges (ICC France), Feb. 2015, No. 102, p. 4)

File "Competition law, a factor of competitiveness" > F. Brunet, B. C. Tapias-Rivière, L. François-Martin, D. Roskis, J.-Y. Trochon, L. Ghebali and J.-P. Tran Thiet (International Exchanges (ICC France), Feb. 2015, No. 102, pp. 15-23)

Activity of the European Union Courts in competition law (July 2014) (September 2014) (October - November 2014) (December 2014) > P. Arhel (Small Posters, 20 Apr. 2015, No. 78, p. 5); (Small Posters, 6 May 2015, No. 90, p. 7); (Small Posters, 15 June 2015, No. 118, p. 8); (Small Posters, 29 June 2015, No. 128, p. 6)

Activity of the Court of Cassation and the Conseil d’État in competition law (December 2014 to February 2015) > P. Arhel (Small Posters, Apr. 10, 2015, no. 72, p. 4)

Activity of the Competition Authority in 2014 > P. Arhel (Small Posters, 8 June 2015, No. 113, p. 6)

Competition Chronicle > L. Idot (Europe, Apr. 2015, no. 4, comm. 155-157 and 168-169; May 2015, no. 5, comm. 188-193; June 2015, no. 6, comm. 235-237)

Competition Chronicle > D. Bosco and G. Decocq (Contracts, conc., consum. Apr. 2015, no. 4, comm. 93 to 98; May 2015, no. 5, comm. 122 to 126; June 2015, no. 6, comm. 150 to 155)

Competition Chronicle > E. Claudel (RTD com. Jan-March 2015, No. 1, p. 75)

Competition-Distribution Panorama (Jan-Dec 2014) > D. Ferrier (D. 30 Apr. 2015, No. 16, p. 943).

Competition Law Chronicle > L. Idot and C. Prieto (Revue des Contrats, June 2015, no. 2/2015, pp. 338-344)

Competition Law Chronicle > M. Chagny (RJ com., Nov-Dec 2014, No. 6, p. 410)

Economic Law Chronicle > C. Mathonnière (RLDA 2015/103, Apr. 2015, No S 5538 to 5540, p. 35; 2015/104, May 2015, No S 5572 to 5573, p. 36; 2015/105, June 2015, No S 5622 to 5624, p. 35)

Competition Chronicle > (RJDA, No. 4, Apr. 2015, No. S 308 to 310, p. 309; No. 5, May 2015, No. S 390 to 393, p. 397; No. 6, June 2015, No. S 461 to 462, p. 473)

Judicial Review: Do European Courts Care about Market Definition? > M. Sousa Ferro (JECLAP, Vol. 6, Issue 6, p. 400)

Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust > M. E. Stucke and A. P. Grunes (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, May 2015)

Cartels and Productivity Growth: An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Cartels on Productivity in the Netherlands > L. T. D Petit, R. G. M. Kemp and J. van Sinderen (Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 501-525

A Love and Hate Relationship? Recent Developments in Data Protection and Competition Law > V. Grac-Aubert (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 36, Issue 5 2015, p. 224)

The effectiveness of European competition law > D. Ritleng (European Union Review, No. 588, May 2015, p. 277).

The use of soft law as a method of designing European competition law > F. Berrod (European Union Review, No. 588, May 2015, p. 283).

2. Agreements

2.1. General

Purpose vs. Anti-competitive effect in the treatment of information exchanges > F. Venayre (RLC 2015/43, No. 2726, p. 11).

Resale Price Maintenance and Absolute Territorial Protection: Single Market Integration, the Ancillary Restraints Doctrine and the Application of Article 101 TFEU to Vertical Agreements > I. Apostolakis (World Competition, Issue 2, pp. 215-234)

Pozuelo 4: de Minimis Treatment of Exclusive Purchase (Single Branding) Bonds > F. Wijckmans (JECLAP, Vol. 6, Issue 6, p. 413)

Most Favored Nation Clauses: A French Perspective on the Booking.com Case > O. Billard and P. Honoré (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, May 2015)

Antitrust for Accountable Care Organizations > L. C. Baker, M. K. Bundorf and D. P. Kessler (Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 317-329) > Does Vertical Integration Decrease Prices? Evidence from the Paramount Antitrust Case of 1948

> R. Gil (American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 162-191)

The New Concept of Anti-Competitive Object: A Loose Cannon in EU Competition Law > C. I. Nagy (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 36, Issue 4 2015, p. 154).

2.2. Distribution

New contractual practices in distribution networks > P. Lemay (RTD com. Jan-March 2015, No. 1, p. 183)

The intra-community distribution contract - Dispute settlement procedures: sensitive issues > R. Ribeiro Oertel (RJ com., Nov-Dec 2014, No. 6, Study, p. 397)

Chronicle Distribution and competitor protection > M. Malaurie-Vignal and N. Mathey (Contracts, conc., consum. Apr. 2015, no. 4, comm. 85 to 92; May 2015, no. 5, comm. 113 to 121; June 2015, no. 6, comm. 139 to 149)

3. Abuse of dominance

European Commission launches offensive against Google > A. Lacresse (RLDA 2015/105, June 2015, No. 5620, p. 28)

The Application of Article 102 TFEU by the European Commission and the European Courts > R. Subiotto, D. R. Little and R. Lepetska (JECLAP, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 277-286)

Does Google Leverage Market Power through Tying and Bundling? > B. Edelman (Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 365-400)

Is Exclusionary Pricing Anticompetitve in Two-Sided Markets? > H. Vasconcelos (International Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 40, pp. 1-10)

Special Issue: 40 Years of Areeda-Turner > (Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 46, Issue 3)

Affiliation and Entry in First-Price Auctions with Heterogeneous Bidders: An Analysis of Merger Effects > T. Li and B. Zhang (American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 188-214)

4. Restrictive practices

A significant imbalance at two speeds > M. Behar-Touchais (JCP ed. G, No. 21, 25 May 2015, 603, p. 1003)

The trial and error approach to delineating the significant imbalance in competition law > K. Jakouloff (Small Posters, June 18, 2015, No. 121, p. 10)

Established commercial relations and public policy liability of the author of the abrupt termination: what consequences for the contractual freedom of the parties? > S. Beaumont and C. Maugère (RLDA 2015/103, No. 5537, p. 33)

Litigation of abrupt termination of commercial relations: established practices of jurisdictions > P. Wilhelm and E. Dumur (JCP ed. E, No. 19, 7 May 2015, 370, p. 5)

Determinism or price determination - Price fixing for one year, the (perhaps) unexpected consequence of the Hamon law > Y. Chenet and T. Pariente (JCP ed. E, No. 21, 21 May 2015, 1236, p. 24)

"Significant Imbalance": Latest Lessons from Case Law > L. Molinie and R. Rue (JCP ed. G, No. 16, Apr. 20, 2015, 488, p. 806).

The "significant imbalance" before the Court of Cassation: finally some clarification? (note ss. Cass. com. 3 March 2015) > F. Buy (D. 7 May 2015, No. 17, p. 1021).

Final touches to the regime of abrupt termination of trade relations > S. Le Gac-Pech (JCP ed. E, No. 15, Apr. 9, 2015, 1180, p. 29)

5. Concentrations

Merger control: commitments must be respected > R. Christol (Contracts, conc., consom. April 2015, no. 4, Alert 29)

Recent Developments in EU Merger Remedies > C. Cook, S. Frisch and V. Novak (JECLAP, Vol. 6, Issue 5, p. 351)

The Proper Role of Privacy in Merger Review > D. S. Tucker (CPI Antitrust Chronicle, May 2015)

Efficiencies Brewed: Pricing and Consolidation in the US Beer Industry > O. C. Ashenfelter, D. S. Hosken and M. C. Weinberg (RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp. 328-361).

EU Merger Control and Mobile Telecoms - Consolidation at the Cost of Competition or Regulation Hampering the Creation of European Champions? > T. Caspary and L. Görlitz (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 36, Issue 5 2015, p. 211)

Merger Control and Foreign Investment Control - Legal Reflections > L. Idot (European Affairs Review, 2014/4, May 2015 issue, p. 707)

From Cement to Digital Industries - EU Merger Control 2014 > A. Weitbrecht (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 36, Issue 4 2015, p. 148)

6. State aid

State Aid Chronicle > Mr. Dony (EDD May 2015, No. 219, p. 202)

National procedural rules and EU law requirements for recovery of aid > D. Simon (Europe, Apr. 2015, No. 4, Benchmark 4)

State aid modernisation: what conclusions can be drawn from this gigantic shipyard launched by the European Commission? > C. Paulhac (JCP éd. E, no. 16, 16 Apr. 2015, 315, p. 5)

New Limits to the Concept of Selectivity: The Birth of a "General Exception" to the Prohibition of State Aid in EU Competition Law > P. Nicolaides (JECLAP, Vol. 6, Issue 5, p. 315)

The recovery of unlawful and incompatible State aid and changes in domestic public law > G. Eckert (European Union Review, No. 589, June 2015, p. 370).

The Energy State Aid Guidelines: Towards a shift in the ways of supporting RE > G. Dezobry (European Union Review, No. 588, May 2015, p. 299).

State aid - Obligation to recover incompatible aid - Absolute impossibility of recovery > E. Broussy, H. Cassagnabère and C. Gänser (AJDA No. 19/2015, 8 June 2015, p. 1093)

ECJ Clarifies the Notion of State Aid in the Context of a Purchase Obligation for Electricity Produced from Renewable: Case C-262/12 > (European Energy Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 2, April 2014, p. 8)

7. Public sector and competition

Single-operation MES: the SEMOP in question > F. Olivier, N. Sultan and C. Baraduc (JCP Contracts and Public Procurement, No. 5, May 2015, p. 41)

One year of European Union public procurement law > W. Zimmer (JCP Contracts and Public Procurement, No. 6, June 2015, p. 10)

8. Procedures

8.1. General

Compliance with competition rules put into perspective - Chapter 1: Auditing company practices with regard to competition law rules and compliance > F. Puel and V. Rebeyrotte (JCP ed. E, No. 25, June 18, 2015, 1297, p. 39)

Putting compliance with the competition rules into perspective - Chapter 2: Initiating leniency proceedings following a competition audit > F. Puel and V. Rebeyrotte (JCP ed. E, No. 25, June 18, 2015, 1298, p. 42)

The European Competition Network: a form of economic justice? (Proceedings of the symposium on economic justice in Europe, organised by the Association Toulouse cité européenne du droit at the TGI of Toulouse on 15 November 2013) > L. Idot (RLDA 2015/104 (supplement), May 2015, No. 5595, p. 27).

ECHR condemns France for seizures made in the absence of concrete control by the judge > M. Hindré-Guéguen (JCP ed. E, No. 19, 7 May 2015, 371, p. 9)
V. also Evidence of anti-competitive practices: computer searches validated by the ECHR > A. Marie (BRDA 10/2015, No. 5551, p. 20)

Remarks on the confusion of the powers of prosecution and investigation of the General Rapporteur of the Competition Authority > B. Bouloc (RLDA 2015/104, May 2015, No 5571, p. 33)

Nature of the action for damages for abrupt termination of established commercial relations: questions referred for a preliminary ruling > K. H. Beltz (JCP ed. G, No. 18, 4 May 2015, 527, p. 881)

The establishment of a new autonomous dispute resolution system for decisions of the Competition Authority on the lifting of business secrets > N. Lenoir (RLDA 2015/105, June 2015, No 5630, p. 46)

Extradition in International Antitrust Enforcement Cases > Mr. Krotoski (Antitrust Source, April 2015)

8.2. Sanction Policy - Clemency - Settlement - Undertakings

Illegal agreements: revision of the leniency programme > (BRDA, No. 7, Apr. 15, 2015, p. 13).
V. also Draft Procedural Notice on the French leniency programme: more precise but not more attractive > T. Oster (RLDA 2015/103, No. 5551, p. 64).

Company, solidarity fines... and personal fines > A. Apel (RLC 2015/43, No 2753, p. 79)

Competition - Calculation of the basic amount of the fines - CJEU, 12 November 2014, Guardian industries and Guardian Europe v Commission, Case C-580/12 P > C. Ganser (European Affairs Review, 2014/4, May 2015 issue, p. 791)

Transactional approach and procedural safeguards in EU antitrust law > M. Mezaguer (European Union Review, No. 589, June 2015, p. 353).

Penalties for anti-competitive practices and personality of penalties > J.-P. Kovar (European Union Review, No. 589, June 2015, p. 362).

Prosecution and Leniency Programs: The Role of Bluffing in Opening Investigations > J. Sauvagnat (Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 63, Issue 2, pp. 313-338)

8.3. Actions for damages

The future arsenal for the benefit of the victims of anti-competitive practices or when the judge’s office is no longer to judge but to indemnify > T. d’Alès and A. Constans (JCP éd. E, no. 14, Apr. 2, 2015, 1164, p. 25)

Damage Directive: There’s so much left to do... > D. Bosco (Contracts, conc., consum. May 2015, no. 5, Benchmark 5)

Assessing Competitive Harm in the Age of Big Data > L.-M. Augagneur (JCP ed. E, No. 25, June 18, 2015, 1295, p. 25)
V. also The estimation of the amount of competitive harm > S. Carval (D. 18 June 2015, No. 22, p. 1290).

Italian Class Action > S. Pietrini (Contracts, conc., consom. May 2015, no. 5, Alert 37)

Arbitration and class action > T. Clay and D. Mainguy (JCP ed. G, No. 19-20, May 11, 2015, 573, p. 958)

Collective Redress for Antitrust Damages in the European Union: Is This a Reality Now? > D. Geradin (George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-16)

The New EU Directive on Antitrust Damages - A Giant Step Forward? > M. de Sousa e Alvim (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 36, Issue 6 2015, p. 245)

9. Regulations

Liberalisation and Oligopoly > M. Grego (European Competition Law Review, Vol. 36, Issue 5 201, p. 220)

Crossed views on railway reform: The SNCF reform remains to be done > T. Dahan (Energy - Environment - Infrastructure, May 2015, No. 5, p. 13)

Regulated tariffs under the test of energy market liberalisation: assessment and prospects > C. Le Bihan-Graf (Energy - Environment - Infrastructure, No. 4, April 2015, p. 21)

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Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant, Christelle Adjémian, Competition journals: April - June 2015, September 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 74224, pp. 247-250

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