Workshop "Abuses of Economic Dependence"

Lundi 21 septembre 2015
Quand ? Le 21-03-2015,
de 10:00 à 17:00
Où ? Campus Trotabas
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Abuses of Economic Dependence, Between Competition and Contract Laws: EU and Member States Law Perspectives


Monday, September 21, 2015

Faculty of Law – Nice – Salle du Conseil - 10h-17h

Patrice Bougette, Frédéric Marty, and Patrice Reis (coordinators)



Opening Speeches (10h-10h15)

Michel Rainelli, Nice Sophia Antipolis University Vice-President  

Christian Vallar, Faculty of Law Dean

Patrick Musso, Director of the GREDEG


First Session (10h15-12h30):  Abuse of Economic Dependence and Competition Law

Chairman: Michel Rainelli (Nice Sophia Antipolis University)

  • Exploitative Abuse and Abuse of Economic Dependence: An Industrial Economics Approach (Patrice Bougette & Frédéric Marty, CNRS and Nice Sophia Antipolis University)
  • An Institutional Economics Based Perspective on the Abuse of Economic Power (Oliver Budzinski, Technische Universität Ilmenau)
  • Is Competition Law a Relevant Tool to Address Such Issues? (David Bosco, Aix Marseille University)
  • Abuse of Economic Dependence and Competition Law – Italian case (Philipp Fabbio, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria)


Lunch break


Second Session (13h15-16h15): Abuse of Economic Dependence and Contract Law

Chairman: Mehdi Mezaguer (Nice Sophia Antipolis University)

  • Abuse of Economic Dependence from Competition Law to Contract Law – French Case (Patrice Reis, Nice Sophia Antipolis University)
  • French 2008 Law on Restrictive Practices and the Notion of Significant Disequilibria in Contract Law (Eva Mouial, Nice Sophia Antipolis University)
  • The Objective Control of Contractual Disequilibria (Faustine Jacomino, Nice Sophia Antipolis University)


A French lawyer’s perspective (16h15-16h45)

Economic Dependence and Contractual Disequilibria in Practice  (Jean-Louis Fourgoux, cabinet Fourgoux et Associés)


Concluding Remarks (16h45-17h)

Marina Teller, Director of the GREDEG Law Department (Nice Sophia Antipolis University)