This volume includes selected chapters from the annual proceedings of the Fordham Corporate Law Institute. The general subject is the reform of EC competition law enforcement. This has been the subject of many Fordham conferences over the years. Indeed, EC Commission officials have stated that the modern reform proposals presently being considered had their roots at Fordham. The present volume includes seminal articles and critiques of the EC competition law regime as well as very recent discussions of the Commission's proposal for reform. Because much of the literature on EC competition law reform is scattered, the present volume should be useful in including in one place a broad selection of articles and roundtable discussions. The chapters cover not only institutional and jurisdictional issues like decentralization and sharing of powers between the Commission and the EC member states, but also substantive issues like the scope of Article 81 and the rule(s) of reason. These and other issues are examined from both an analytical and historical perspective which greatly facilitates understanding of the future implications of the reform measures presently being debated. In sum, the chapters are not merely of historical interest, but problems and questions of ongoing importance are discussed as well.
Barry Hawk, Director, Fordham Corporate Law Institute; Professor of Law, Fordham University and Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (New York and Brussels).
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