Legislation Blocking Antitrust Investigations and the September 2012 Russian Executive Order

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Abstract

This article offers a typology of so-called blocking legislation and analyses its development, functions and legality under international law. It also presents and discusses the new Russian blocking Order, issued in September 2012, focusing on its possible effects on the European Commission's investigation of Gazprom's business practices (in light of EU competition law) as well as, more broadly, on foreign operations of Russian strategic enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-119
Number of pages17
JournalWorld Competition
Volume37
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • blocking legislation
  • blocking statutes
  • competition law
  • antitrust law
  • geopolitics
  • oil and gas law
  • Gazprom
  • European Commission
  • extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • extraterritoriality
  • executive order

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