The Internationalisation of Antitrust Policy

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Antitrust law: goals and political perspective

This chapter examines three important issues. The first issue, examined in the first part, is the point and goals of antitrust law, which has always been a subject of heated debate, whether at national, regional or international level.1 The second issue, examined in the second part, is the political perspective of antitrust law, which is a difficult issue as it requires antitrust lawyers to step outside their own discipline. The third issue, examined in the third part, is concerned with competition advocacy, which has come to assume a very significant value and relevance in the field of antitrust policy. The conclusion of the chapter is contained in the fourth part.


Antitrust law: concept, framework and goals

This part begins with considering antitrust law as a concept, then examines its framework of operation, objective and purpose and finally prepares the stage for a nexus to be established with the discussion on the political perspective of antitrust law.


The concept of antitrust law

Antitrust law, the ‘law’ used as an expression of the idea of competition, is generally negative and prohibitory in both nature and wording.2 This is obvious since antitrust law does not directly encourage competition, but rather seeks - through the employment of legal systems – to

1 See remarks by F. Jenny in C. Ehlermann and L. Laudati (eds.), European Competition Law Annual 1997: Objectives of Competition Policy (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 1998), p. 3.

2 See H. First, ‘Antitrust Law’ in A. Morrison (ed.), Fundamentals of American Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996); R. Bork, The Antitrust Paradox: a Policy at War with Itself (Basic Books, New York, 1978), p. 70.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface x
  • Table of Reports xii
  • Table of Cases xv
  • Abbreviations xx
  • 1- Introduction 1
  • 2- Refining Some Concepts and Ideas 17
  • 3- Antitrust Law- Goals and Political Perspective 46
  • 4- The Use of Discretion 70
  • 5- Ec Antitrust Policy 86
  • 6- Sovereignty 139
  • 7- Extraterritoriality 159
  • 8- Antitrust and Trade Policies 206
  • 9- Past, Present and Future- A Comparative Analysis 247
  • 10- Conclusions- The Way Forward 287
  • Bibliography 295
  • Index 315
  • List of Websites 321
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