Author: Johannes Paha
Release Date: 2016-10-12
This book reviews and presents antitrust law compliance programmes from different angles. These programmes have been increasingly implemented and refined by firms over recent years, and various aspects of this topic have been researched. The contributions in this book extend beyond the treatment of legal issues and show how lawyers, economists, psychologists, and business scholars can help design antitrust law compliance programmes more effectively and run them more efficiently.
Author: Florence Thépot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2019-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics
This book explores the interaction between competition law and corporate governance. It will appeal to an audience of lawyers and non-lawyer competition professionals in the US, UK, and EU, as well as other jurisdictions with competition law regimes.
Author: Marc Bungenberg
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Volume 8 of the EYIEL focuses on the external economic relations of the European Union as one of the most dynamic political fields in the process of European integration. The first part of this volume analyses the recent controversial questions of the external economic relations of the Union, dealing with the complexity of mixed agreements, transparency and legitimacy issues as well as recent proposals in relation to Investor-State-Dispute Settlement, the Trade Defence Instruments and the implications of the “Brexit” in this context. The second part of EYIEL 8 addresses ongoing bilateral and multilateral negotiations of the EU with China, Japan, Australia, Canada and Taiwan. Moreover, the third part deals with the EU in international organisations and institutions, in particular the recent institutional aspects of the EU-UN relationship, representation in the IMF as well as WTO jurisprudence involving the EU in 2015. The volume concludes with reviews of recent books in international economic law.
Author: Peter Whelan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Cartel activity is prohibited under EU law by virtue of Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Firms that violate this provision face severe punishment from those entities responsible for enforcing EU competition law: the European Commission, the national competition authorities, and the national courts. Stiff fines are regularly imposed on firms by these entities; such firm-focused punishment is an established feature of the antitrust enforcement landscape within the EU. In recent years, however, focus has also been placed on the individuals within the firms responsible for the cartel activity. It is increasingly recognized that punishment for cartel activity should be individual-focused as well as firm-focused. Accordingly, a growing tendency to criminalize cartel activity can be observed in the EU Member States. The existence of such criminal sanctions within the EU presents a number of crucial challenges that need to be met if the underlying enforcement objectives are to be achieved in practice without violating prevailing legal norms. For a start, given the severe consequences of a custodial sentence, the employment of criminal antitrust punishment must be justifiable in principle: one must have a robust normative framework rationalizing the existence of criminal cartel sanctions. Second, for it to be legitimate, antitrust criminalization should only occur in a manner that respects the mandatory legalities applicable to the European jurisdiction in question. These include the due process rights of the accused and the principle of legal certainty. Finally, the correct practical measures (such as a criminal leniency policy and a correctly defined criminal cartel offence) need to be in place in order to ensure that the employment of criminal antitrust punishment actually achieves its aims while maintaining its legitimacy. These three particular challenges can be conceptualized respectively as the theoretical, legal, and practical challenges of European antitrust criminalization. This book analyses these three crucial challenges so that the complexity of the process of European antitrust criminalization can be understood more accurately. In doing so, this book acknowledges that the three challenges should not be considered in isolation. In fact there is a dynamic relationship between the theoretical, legal, and practical challenges of European antitrust criminalization and an effective antitrust criminalization policy is one which recognizes and respects this complex interaction.
Author: Christopher Hodges
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2015-10-22
This book examines the theories and practice of how to control corporate behaviour through legal techniques. The principal theories examined are deterrence, economic rational acting, responsive regulation, and the findings of behavioural psychology. Leading examples of the various approaches are given in order to illustrate the models: private enforcement of law through litigation in the USA, public enforcement of competition law by the European Commission, and the recent reform of policies on public enforcement of regulatory law in the United Kingdom. Noting that behavioural psychology has as yet had only limited application in legal and regulatory theory, the book then analyses various European regulatory structures where behavioural techniques can be seen or could be applied. Sectors examined include financial services, civil aviation, pharmaceuticals, and workplace health & safety. Key findings are that 'enforcement' has to focus on identifying the causes of non-compliance, so as to be able to support improved performance, rather than be based on fear motivating complete compliance. Systems in which reporting is essential for safety only function with a no-blame culture. The book concludes by proposing an holistic model for maximising compliance within large organisations, combining public regulatory and criminal controls with internal corporate systems and external influences by stakeholders, held together by a unified core of ethical principles. Hence, the book proposes a new theory of ethical regulation.
Author: Paul Cook
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science
'. . . a very good overview of both industry specific and policy issues facing developing economies as they embrace competition policy. the authors should be congratulated for raising our awareness of an increasingly important area of competition development.' - Ray Steinwall, Competition and Consumer Law Journal
Das Lehrbuch integriert die traditionell separaten Gebiete der Regulierungstheorie, der Industrieökonomie und der Wettbewerbspolitik unter dem einheitlichen wettbewerbsökonomischen Fokus der Funktionsfähigkeit von Märkten. Im Zentrum steht die Lokalisierung und Disziplinierung von Marktmacht, sowohl im Bereich natürlicher Monopole als auch auf Oligopolmärkten. Die Anwendung der modernen Wettbewerbstheorie und Industrieökonomik ermöglicht neue Einsichten bei der wettbewerbspolitischen Beurteilung von Unternehmensstrategien, wie beispielsweise vertikalen Bindungen zwischen Produzenten und Handel, Kampfpreisstrategien, Produktdifferenzierung und Aufbau von Goodwill, Preisdifferenzierung, Forschungskooperationen.
Vorteile - Sehr kompakter Einstieg in die Wirtschaftsmathematik. - Buch ist auf Anwendung und Praxis ausgerichtet und weniger auf lange Herleitungen von Formeln. Es passt damit sehr gut in die Curricula der Bachelorausbildung. - Umfangreiches Zusatzmaterial (Übungsblätter, Online-Selbsttests, YouTube-Lernvideos) in elektronischer Form als Begleitmaterial. Zum Werk Viele Studierende haben vor allem der Mathematik gegenüber Vorbehalte. Diese Ängste können (teilweise) gut abgebaut werden, durch eine Mischung von besserer Verständlichkeit (mehr Beispiele und Bezüge zur Praxis, weniger formale Darstellungen und Beweise) und einer guten Übungsmöglichkeit (Übungsblätter, Online-Selbsttests, Lernvideos auf YouTube). Zielgruppe Bachelorstudierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften an Hochschulen und Universitäten