El control previo de las concentraciones y fusiones y la defensa de la competencia en los mercados

1. Introducción
2. Marco teórico
3. Legislación comparada
4. Situación en la Argentina
5. Lineamientos para un procedimiento de control previo
6. Texto del capítulo sobre concentraciones y fusiones del proyecto de ley de defensa de la competencia
7. Observaciones al capítulo del proyecto de ley

¿Pueden las Resoluciones Emitidas en Relación al Pedido de Opinión Consultiva Ser Materia de Apelación? | Abogados.com.ar

Por Alfredo M. O´Farrell y Miguel Del Pino
Marval O’Farrell & Mairal

“La Cámara en lo Penal Económico resolvió que no es apelable la resolución emitida por la Secretaría de Comercio Interior en relación a una Opinión Consultiva.”

Seguir leyendo: ¿Pueden las Resoluciones Emitidas en Relación al Pedido de Opinión Consultiva Ser Materia de Apelación? | Abogados.com.ar.

Fuente: Abogados.com.ar

SALUD. Pautas

LA LEY DE DEFENSA DE LA COMPETENCIA – SALUD.

European Antitrust Law in the Regulation Rome II

Vilim Bouček
Faculty of Law University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Collected Papers of Zagreb Law Faculty, Vol.62 No.5-6 February 2013

The author analyses the special provisions of Article 6, paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Rome II Regulation, which constitute new European private antitrust law. After an outline of the legal solutions preceding these provisions – those contained in the national regulations concerning private international law of certain EU member states, the case law of the Court of the EU based on primary EU law, i.e. the provisions of Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (ex Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty), and particularly Article 137 of the Swiss Private International Law Act of 1987 – the author analyses the said provisions of the Rome II Regulation, which protect free competition in terms of private international law.

Seguir leyendo: European Antitrust Law in the Regulation Rome II.

Fuente: Hrcak Portal of scientific journals of Croatia

What companies don’t know can hurt them: antitrust law developments in vertical restraints

By William R. Vigdor & Dennis S. Schmelzer

“Antitrust compliance properly focuses on agreements and communications between competitors because of the heightened risk associated with such conduct. Yet overreaching restrictions on distributors or customers can pose antitrust risk as well. This article provides a brief update on developments in the antitrust law of vertical restraints and highlights areas that continue to be complex, or areas where the law appears to be evolving. In-house counsel may wish to consider reviewing corporate compliance policies and distribution agreements to account for these changes.”

Texto completo: VigdorSchmelzer-CorpCounselNewsletter-Spring2013.pdf application/pdf Objeto.

Fuente: The Law Firm of Vinson & Elkins, A Global Law Firm Serving Business Clients

U.S. Antitrust Law- Clayton Act – Private Trebel Damage Suits – Standing of Foreign Governments to Sue: Pfizer, Inc v. Government of India

by Jeannine McGrane

“Antitrust suits were brought against six pharmaceutical firms by four foreign governments under Section 4 of the Clayton Act. The foreign states sought to recover treble damages for injuries resulting from an alleged conspiracy among the drug companies to fix prices and to exclude competition in the sale of tetracyclin, a broad spectrum antibiotic, in contravention of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.[…]”

Texto completo: viewcontent.cgi (application/pdf Objeto).

Jeannine McGrane, U.S. Antitrust Law- Clayton Act – Private Trebel Damage Suits – Standing of Foreign Governments to Sue: Pfizer, Inc v. Government of India, 2 Md. J. Int’l L. 177 (1977).
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/mjil/vol2/iss2/6

PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF ANTITRUST (COMPETITION) LAW OF KAZAKHSTAN DURING THE GLOBALIZATION

by Absattar Assel
Postgraduate study, International Law
(магистрант специальности Международное право)

“Varying economic conditions and internationalization process over the world dictate to States to improve legislation in all spheres of human activity by means of law harmonization and unification. Nowadays much work has been carried out on approximation of laws thanks to international organizations and intergovernmental structures. However, in practice we face difficulties, for instance, owing to obstacles caused by different legal systems of States, thereof economic players suffer from unfair competition.”…

Texto completo: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3658

law.pdf application/pdf Objeto.

Ley de Defensa de la Competencia – Antecedente Normativo

Breve análisis económico de la ley argentina de defensa de la competencia

 

Análisis económico de la Ley 22.262/1980, abrogada por LEY 25.156, B.O. 20/9/1999

1. Introducción
2. Conceptos legales
3. El interés económico general
4. El abuso de posición dominante
5. Actos y conductas anticompetitivos
6. Conclusiones

Long-term natural gas contracts and antitrust law in the European Union and the United States

Long-term natural gas contracts and antitrust law in the European Union and the United States.

Kim Talus

Lecturer in International Energy and Resources Law at the UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia. Member of the CoE Foundations of European Law and Polity. Editor-in-Chief for Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (www.ogel.org).

Abstract

Long-term natural gas contracts and their specific features are at the forefront of legal and policy discussions around the world. Issues like oil price indexation and price reviews, flexibility and take-or-pay clauses or a move to shorter term trading are being debated. This is particularly true for Europe where major changes are taking place, but also in places like Australia and Asia.

This study will focus on the antitrust treatment of long-term take-or-pay natural gas contracts and their specific provisions in the European Union and the United States. It will also examine the regulatory treatment of these contracts and the regulatory environment in which these contracts operate. Issues that are covered include questions on duration and volumes, take-or-pay provisions and oil indexation, destination or use restrictions, vertical integration and monopolization.

Harmonizing Antitrust and Patent Law

Harmonizing Antitrust and Patent Law by Elizabeth Winston :: SSRN.

Abstract:
Antitrust and intellectual property laws promote innovation and competition. As long as the costs of promotion do not exceed the benefit to society, then the laws act in harmony. Discord arises when patent holders use public and private ordering to restrain competition, restrict downstream trade, prevent the development of competing products and limit output by competitors. Using the Patent Act and the misperception of antitrust immunity to create a parallel and under-regulated legal system allows a small number of patent holders to coordinate their behavior to maximize profits and minimize competition. The Patent Act provides no shield to prosecution for antitrust violations – such is a patent misperception only. Harmony comes from balancing the costs of protection with the benefit to society. Innovation is best protected through the protection of intellectual property rights and the protection of competition.