Fidelity Rebates in Competition Law: Application of the 'As Efficient Competitor' Test
This book clarifies the appropriate treatment of fidelity rebates under EU competition law by offering original insights on the way in which abusive rebates should be identified, taking into account the wealth of EU case law in this area, the economics' literature and the perspective of US antitrust law. The critical discussion on the case law is centred on the idea as to whether the as efficient competitor (AEC) test is an important part of the assessment of fidelity rebates and in which circumstances it could be used as one tool among others.
This book takes a giant step towards improving the understanding of the legal treatment of fidelity rebates. It will also contribute significantly to the practical work of enforcement agencies, courts and private entities and their advisors.