Competition Law

Australian Competition Law and Policy Discussion

EU Guidance on Article 82 published

Posted by Julie Clarke on 4 December 2008

The EU has published its much anticipated guidance document on abuse of dominance under article 82.  View the press release.  As expected, it sets out “an economic and effects-based approach to exclusionary conduct under EC antitrust law”.  The document also makes clear that the enforcement policy is focused on protecting consumers and protecting the “process of competition and not on protecting individual competitors” and expressly recognises the relevance of efficiency claims.   The full guidance document can be viewed here.  The Commission has also published an FAQ Document.

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