Renato Nazzini

in The Foundations of European Union Competition Law

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199226153
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730856 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in European Law


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Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union prohibits any abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position within the internal market. It is a fundamental element of the economic law of the European Union. However, its objective and scope are undefined. This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to understand the objective of Article 102. Only once the objective has been identified, can the legal tests for dominance and abuse be understood and developed consistently with the teleological hermeneutics that the case law mandates. The chapter then describes the methodology used for the analysis followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords: Article 102; European Union; economic law; case law mandates

Chapter.  3411 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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