Day 5 - Workshop on the concepts of Vertical Agreement and the abuse of dominance

Workshop on the concepts of Vertical Agreement and the abuse of dominance
24 October 2014, Chengdu, Sichuan province
Yinxiu Shangting Hotel, No. 1 Xiang Nan Road, Qingcheng, Dujiangyan




Moderator: Ms Hilary JENNINGS, Special Adviser on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

Part II- Abuse of dominance


Session I- Perspectives from EU Member States on a more economic approach to the abuse of dominance

  • Elements of an effects-based approach
  • Developments of case law: moving away from a legalistic, form-based approach to enforcement in favour of an approach based on the economic impact of the conduct
  • Costs and benefits of a more economics approach to abuse of dominance

9:00 - 10:00 Presentations by:

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break


Session II- Concept of abuse of dominance under German competition law

  • Abuse of dominance analysis and specific prohibitions of abuse of market power under German competition law
  • Difference of approach between German law and practice and the EU

10:15 – 11:00 Presentation by Dr Christian VORSTER, Officer in the Litigation and Legal Department, Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office)

11:00 – 11:30

Q&A Session

11:30 – 13:00


13:00- 13:40

Session III- Concept and regulation of abuse of dominance under the AML
Presentation by Mr HOU Liyang, Deputy Professor of Law School, Shanghai Jiaotong University

(tea break will be decided by moderator depending on the progress of the discussion)

Session IV – Abuse of dominance case studies

  • Abuse of dominance case study
  • Abuse of buyer power case study

Presented by:

  • Dr Gautier DUFLOS, French Competition Authority
  • Dr Christian VORSTER, German Federal Cartel Office


Q&A Session


Closing remarks

[Simultaneous interpretation both from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]