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The Autonomy of sector-specific regulation – Is It still worth protecting? further thoughts on the parallel application of competition law and regulatory instruments


  • Stawicki, Aleksander


This article sets out to contribute to the on-going discussion regarding the relationship between competition law and sector-specific regulation, as well as the parallel application of competition law and regulatory instruments. Thus, this article attempts to provide a systematic outline of arguments which are conclusive for the proposition that sector-specific regulation must remain fully autonomous, while taking a critical stance with respect to the views of both the Supreme Court and academic lawyers who advocate the supremacy of competition law.

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  • Stawicki, Aleksander, 2011. "The Autonomy of sector-specific regulation – Is It still worth protecting? further thoughts on the parallel application of competition law and regulatory instruments," MPRA Paper 34894, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34894

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    1. N. Petit, 2004. "Circumscribing the scope of EC competition law in network industries? A comparative approach to the US supreme court ruling in the trinko case," Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Intersentia, vol. 5(3), pages 347-364, September.
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    abuse of dominant position; sector-specific regulation;

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    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law

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