CONFERENCE: EUROPEAN UNION - USA - DOMINANCE - MONOPOLY - COMPETITION POLICY

Dominance and monopolization: EU vs. US? (New Frontiers of Antitrust - Paris, 11 June 2018)

These notes discuss why competition law enforcement differs across jurisdictions and consider whether such a divergence is justified. They conclude that it is insofar as differences in policy reflect differences in the underlying economy or differences in policy preferences. But they should be questioned when such differences generate negative externalities in other jurisdictions and opposed when competition law interventions reflect a mercantilist agenda.

Differences in competition law enforcement: Should we be concerned? Jorge Padilla [1] Head of Compass Lexecon Europe, Brussels/London/Madrid 1. This brief paper addresses the following questions: Is there a uniform implementation of competition law around the world, or do we observe differences in the way competition law is enforced across countries? And if indeed we observe fundamental differences from one country to another, is convergence in competition law enforcement the goal we should all be aiming for? To what extent, if any, should we be concerned if some countries enforce competition law in a different way to others? I. Differences in competition law enforcement 2. It is pretty obvious that not all countries enforce competition law in the same way. US merger control and

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  • Compass Lexecon (Brussels)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)

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Jorge Padilla, Alan Ryan, Dominance and monopolization: EU vs. US? (New Frontiers of Antitrust - Paris, 11 June 2018), September 2018, Concurrences Review N° 3-2018, Art. N° 87839, www.concurrences.com

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