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Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position: the Japanese Experience

Sayako Takizawa and Koki Arai

in Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Volume 5, issue 8, pages 557-562
Published in print October 2014 | ISSN: 2041-7764
Published online May 2014 | e-ISSN: 2041-7772 | DOI:
Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position: the Japanese Experience

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Some time ago, Japan introduced a surcharge system to Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position, which prohibits exploitation by the counterparty in relatively stronger bargaining position.

This approach has given rise to case law in various sectors of the economy and, on that basis, there is a growing argument that perhaps it should be introduced in other jurisdictions.

Journal Article.  4708 words. 

Subjects: Competition Law ; EU Law

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