The present volume presents the contributions to a symposium organized by the Institute for Integration Research of the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the law firms Brödermann & Jahn, Graf von Westphalen Bappert & Modest, Taylor Wessing and White & Case LLP within the framework of the “Forum Kartellrecht Hamburg”.

The topic was prompted by the EC Commission’s December 2005 Discussion Paper for the formulation of Guidelines on the application of Article 82 of the Treaty. In this paper, the Commission addressed in detail the economic and legal issues of the main forms of exclusionary conduct and outlined how it intends to implement its “more economic approach” in the context of Article 82 EC in the future.

The contributions to the symposium by speakers from academia and from the practice of lawyers and antitrust authorities are devoted to selected theoretically and practically relevant aspects of the Commission’s paper. In particular, the consequences for companies will be explored.

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