Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Abuse of Collective Dominance under the Competition Law of the Russian Federation

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Svetlana Avdasheva (Professor of Economics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Nadezhda Goreyko (Junior Researcher, Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow), and Russell Pittman (DOJ) address Abuse of Collective Dominance under the Competition Law of the Russian Federation.

ABSTRACT: In 2006, Russia amended its competition law and added the concepts of “collective dominance” and its abuse. This was seen as an attempt to address the common problem of “conscious parallelism” among firms in concentrated industries. Critics feared that the enforcement of this provision would become tantamount to government regulation of prices. In this paper we examine the enforcement experience to date, looking especially closely at sanctions imposed on firms in the oil industry. Some difficulties and complications experienced in enforcement are analyzed, and some alternative strategies for addressing anticompetitive behavior in concentrated industries discussed.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2011/10/abuse-of-collective-dominance-under-the-competition-law-of-the-russian-federation.html

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef015391eafc03970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Abuse of Collective Dominance under the Competition Law of the Russian Federation:

Comments

Post a comment