The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust

Author: Daniel J. Gifford
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226176109
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Law

The United States and the European Union operate the world s two most powerful systems of competition law and policy, whose enforcement and judicial institutions employ similar concepts and legal language. Yet the two regimes sometimes reach very different results on significant antitrust issues. In "The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust, "Daniel Gifford and Robert Kudrle show that a combination of differences in social values, political institutions, and legal precedent inhibit close convergence. The book explores the main contested areas of contemporary antitrust: mergers, price discrimination, predatory pricing, exclusive supply, conditional rebating, intellectual property, and Schumpeterian competition. The authors explore how the prevailing antitrust analyses differ in the EU and the U.S., the policy ramifications of these differences, and how the analyses used by the enforcement authorities or the courts in each of these several areas relate to each other. Several themes run through the substantive areas treated in the book: pricing incentives and constraints, welfare effects, and whether competition tends to be viewed as an efficiency generating process or as rivalry. The notorious Microsoft case offers a useful lens to examine copyright, patents, and trade secrets, and the authors take the opportunity to contemplate competition policy in dynamic, innovative industries more broadly. For the EU, competition policy has also functioned as a mechanism to bond national markets together in the EU structure; the USA, federal from the beginning, did not require this instrumental aspect in its antitrust doctrines. "The Atlantic Divide" concludes with forecasts and suggestions about how greater compatibility, if not convergence, might ultimately be attained."

Competition Law Enforcement in the BRICS and in Developing Countries

Author: Frederic Jenny
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319309484
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Law

This contributed volume focuses on competition policy enforcement in BRICS and developing counties. It examines the role and application of economic analysis and evidence in law enforcement procedures, as well as their influence on competition authorities’ policy-making. The contributors also address topics such as recent developments in competition law and practice, institutional design, indicators of performance in enforcement, the incorporation of public interest concerns in Competition Authority objectives, procedural fairness, procurement procedures and compulsory licensing.

The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law

Author: Rochelle C. Dreyfuss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191076107
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Law

We live in an age in which expressive, informational, and technological subject matter are becoming increasingly important. Intellectual property is the primary means by which the law seeks to regulate such subject matter. It aims to promote innovation and creativity, and in doing so to support solutions to global environmental and health problems, as well as freedom of expression and democracy. It also seeks to stimulate economic growth and competition, accounting for its centrality to EU Internal Market and international trade and development policies. Additionally, it is of enormous and increasing importance to business. As a result there is a substantial and ever-growing interest in intellectual property law across all spheres of industry and social policy, including an interest in its legal principles, its social and normative foundations, and its place and operation in the political economy. This handbook written by leading academics and practitioners from the field of intellectual property law, and suitable for both a specialist legal readership and an intelligent but non-specialist legal and non-legal readership, provides a comprehensive account of the following areas: - The foundations of IP law, including its emergence and development in different jurisdictions and regions; - The substantive rules and principles of IP; and - Important issues arising from the existence and operation of IP in the political economy.

Extraordinary Rendition

Author: Elspeth Guild
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351172868
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Political Science

The US led programme of extraordinary rendition created profound challenges for the international system of human rights protection and rule of law. This book examines the efforts of authorities in Europe and the US to re-establish rule of law and respect for human rights through the investigation of the program and its outcomes. The contributions to this volume examine the supranational and national inquiries into the US CIA-led extraordinary rendition and secret detention programme in Europe. The book takes as a starting point two recent and far-reaching developments in delivering accountability and establishing the truth: First, the publication of the executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee (Feinstein) Report, and second, various European Court of Human Rights judgments regarding European Union Member States’ complicity with the CIA and their incompatibility with the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR). The collective volume provides the first stock-taking review of the state of affairs in the quest for accountability in the EU, and identifies significant obstacles to further accountability in a selection of EU member states under investigation. It will be vital reading for students and scholars in a wide range of areas, including international relations, international law, public policy and counter-terrorism studies.

The European Union

Author: European Commission. Delegation (U.S.)
ISBN: UOM:39015056318697
Release Date: 2002
Genre: European Union countries

US Rechtspraxis

Author: Kirk W. Junker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783899498103
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Law

Das Handbuch Amerikanische Rechtspraxis wendet sich in erster Linie an deutsche Anwälte, die mit dem amerikanischen oder englischen Recht in der Praxis in Berührung kommen, kann aber auch von international tätigen Unternehmen mit Gewinn genutzt werden. Thematisch umfaßt die Darstellung vor allem die Bereiche Zivilprozessrecht, Strafprozessrecht, Vertragsrecht, enthält zusätzlich Formulierungsmuster und Musterverträge sowie zahlreiche Praxistipps.

Europe and the United States

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160387159
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Business & Economics


Author: Karl Homann
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161484363
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

English summary: Modern society is aa cooperative venture for mutual advantage (J. Rawls). This book presents and exemplifies the economic method of analyzing institutional incentives in order to improve our understanding and support of this joint venture to realize gains from trade. German description: Aus Rezensionen: ... Diese Einfuhrung in die Okonomik (a) bietet immer wieder Anknupfungspunkte an Alltagswissen. Das wird genutzt um anschaulich zu machen, wie okonomisches Denken funktioniert und auf welch vielfaltige Sachverhalte es anwendbar ist.Das Buch von Homann und Suchanek ersetzt nicht das klassische Lehrbuch zu den verschiedenen Bereichen der Wirtschaftstheorie. Es bietet vielmehr einen neuen Zugang zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft, und verschafft auch Okonomen, die mit der Neuen Institutionenokonomik nicht vertraut sind, neue Blickwinkel auf ihr eigenes Fach.Jorg Buteweg in Handelsblatt 176 (12.9.2000) S. 53... Insgesamt haben Karl Homann und Andreas Suchanek mit ihrer Interaktionsokonomik (...) eine Methode zur Bearbeitung eines Problems entwickelt, das schon der Freiburger Ordo-Liberale Walter Eucken in seinem Buch eGrundsatze der Wirtschaftspolitik' gesehen hat. Eucken hatte jedoch Schwierigkeiten, das Problem der aKoordination von Einzelinteresse und Gesamtinteresse als ordnungspolitische Aufgabe begrifflich so zu fassen, dass es im Rahmen einer liberalen, individualistischen Sozialtheorie methodisch kontrolliert und widerspruchsfrei bearbeitet werden kann. Insbesondere durch die regulative Idee der Realisierung von Kooperationsgewinnen wird diese Lucke systematisch geschlossen.Norbert Tofall in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 7.5.2001, S. 16aInsgesamt ist diese Einfuhrung eine gelungene und anregende Erganzung zu den traditionelleren mikrookonomischen Lehrbuchern. Sie zeigt die Fruchtbarkeit der Anwendung des okonomischen Vorteils-/Nachteilskalkuls in Verbindung mit institutionellen Absicherungen und Innovationen, die Kooperationsgewinne in Interaktionen ermoglichen.Knut Gerlach in Politische Vierteljahresschrift 4/2000, S. 787-788

Abk rzungsverzeichnis der Rechtssprache

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110927368
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Law

The Kirchner book deciphers more than 9,000 abbreviations of German legal terminology. There is hardly any legal text without abbreviations. And not only lawyers must know what they mean. Every citizen who wants to understand legal texts comes across these word fragments.