Collusion Between Undertakings in Perspective of EU and Iranian Competition Law

Document Type : Research Paper



Collusion between the undertakings as one of anti-competitive practices is one of the issues that the EU competition law from the beginning of the emergence(during the half century from 1957) has focused on it. In our country following of adopting of privatization process in national economy and especially under the Article 44 of the Act of Reform to Fourth Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of Islamic Republic of Iran and implementation of General Policies of Principle (44) Approved on 1387/3/25, collusion between undertakings which has one or more effects that enumerated in above Article has been banned. Comparative study of the concept of collusion between undertakings and conditions and effects of it on the activities of undertakings in perspective of European and Iranian competition laws is the subject of this article.