Abusive Practices in Competition Law
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Abusive Practices in Competition Law

Edited by Fabiana Di Porto and Rupprecht Podszun

Abusive Practices in Competition Law tackles the difficult questions presented to competition lawyers and economists regarding abusive practices: where and when is the red line crossed in competitive advances? When is a company explicitly dominant? How do you handle those who hold superior bargaining power over others but are not classed as dominant?
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Chapter 15: The Italian regulation against the abuse of economic dependence at the crossroads

Valeria Falce

Abstract

The Italian regulation against the abuse of economic dependence is far from being either homogeneous or harmonized. There are, in fact, different sets of laws, sharing different rationales and providing for different means of protection. In order to enhance fairness as the guiding principle on the market and to complement private and public enforcement vis-à-vis abuse conducts, both the interpretation and the enforcement of the Italian rules aimed at counterbalancing economic asymmetries in contractual relations shall take into due account the Italian competition law and policy.

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