The roundtable focused on how competition authorities can provide businesses with effective guidance on monopolisation and abuse of dominance. While some uncertainty over the reach of rules prohibiting anticompetitive unilateral conduct is inevitable, authorities responsible for the enforcement of antitrust laws must strive to provide as much transparency as possible as to their enforcement policies so that businesses can plan and invest with some predictability. Uncertainty as to the reach of unilateral conduct rules may induce companies to refrain from business practices which are lawful and competitively neutral (if not pro-competitive). This document comprises proceedings in the original languages of a Roundtable on Guidance to Business on Monopolisation and Abuse of Dominance held by the Competition Committee (Working Party No. 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement) in June 2007.
Guidance to Business on Monopolisation and Abuse of Dominance