EU Competition Law and Liberal Professions

EU Competition Law and Liberal Professions

An Uneasy Relationship

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The term "liberal professions" requires explanation, states Wendt (European law, Maastrich U., The Netherlands) in her introduction. In the UK and elsewhere the expression does not exist, but the meaning corresponds to some degree to the distinction made between business professions and others. In "Euro-speak," the term has come to mean the regulated professions, which are subject to statutory and self-regulatory rules but not necessarily to restrictions on competition. The advent of regulation according to competition law principles is contentious. This is the uneasy relationship referred to in the book's title. The author offers an exhaustive analysis of European and national rules and case laws and makes a case in favor of extending the reach of competition law in the interests of clarification and modernization. Martinus Nijhoff is an imprint of Brill. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Drawing on the fundamental principles of EU competition law, this book comprehensively reassesses the authority and democratic legitimacy of self- and state regulation of liberal professions, and ultimately challenges the use of a diffuse public interest concept in professional regulation.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Brill, 2013
ISBN: 9789004214514
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 617 pages)


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