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The Global Limits of Competition Law$
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D. Daniel Sokol and Ioannis Lianos

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804774901

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804774901.001.0001

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Competition Law and Consumer Protection Against Unfair Commercial Practices

Competition Law and Consumer Protection Against Unfair Commercial Practices

A More-than-Complementary Relationship?

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(p.127) 9 Competition Law and Consumer Protection Against Unfair Commercial Practices
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The Global Limits of Competition Law
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Paolisa Nebbia

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774901.003.0010

This chapter investigates the various aspects of the relationship between consumer and competition law by reviewing some practical cases, drawn mainly from the experience of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA). These reveal that the correlation between the two sets of rules may be understood as complementary not only in a strict sense—i.e. one tool may be used to tackle conduct that is harmful to consumers but does not fall within the scope of application of the other—but also in a broad sense, i.e. one tool may be used to enhance the effectiveness of the other, even in the presence of significant overlaps between the two. There are good reasons to entrust the enforcement of the two sets of rules to the same authority, or at least to ensure smooth channels of communication between the two.

Keywords:   consumer law, competition law, Italian Competition Authority

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