Updated: July 2, 2012 (Initial publication: June 25, 2012)

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On June 25, 2012, ESMA has published a draft text to regulate the market for over-the-counter derivatives, providing this text for consultation until September. It is of course ironic "regulating" a system of "over the counter", which consisting an oxymoron: a "over the counter regulated". This is why the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a roundabout way. Firstly, its project aims at to bring transparency in the system, which it says that the dysfunction is related to the market is held primarily by bilateral relations between banks. Secondly, it envisages a system of warranties, failure of consideration, brings financial and banking regulation. Thirdly, it aims to better supervise the clearing houses, their status of which would be a "crucial operator" is better recognized.

Updated: Jan. 3, 2012 (Initial publication: Jan. 2, 2012)


Updated: Jan. 2, 2012 (Initial publication: Jan. 2, 2012)

Releases : Neutrality in Systems of Economic Regulation

Translated Summaries

In The Journal of Regulation the summaries’ translation are done by the Editors and not by the authors


The debate on Net Neutrality faces a major difficulty, namely that of its legal status: does there exist a “legal principle”—meaning a rule somewhere within the entire body of law—with mandatory force that could be used to counter infrastructure operators’ discriminatory practices?



Le débat sur la neutralité du Net fait face à une difficulté majeure, à savoir son statut juridique: existe-t-il un «principe juridique», qui exprime une règle dans l’ensemble du système juridique - avec une force obligatoire qui pourrait être utilisée pour contrer les pratiques discriminatoires des opérateurs d’ infrastructure ?


El debate sobre la Neutralidad de la Red se enfrenta a una gran dificultad, primordialmente en cuanto a su estatus legal: ¿realmente existe un “principio legal” – es decir, una regla que se encuentra dentro de la disciplina del derecho – con fuerza mandataria que podría ser usado para enfrentar a las prácticas discriminatorios que practican los operadores de infraestructura?


Il dibattito sulla neutralità della rete si trova di fronte ad una difficoltà rilevante dal punto di vista del suo fondamento giuridico: esiste una norma giuridica obbligatoria – intesa come una norma legale – che possa essere utilizzata contro le pratiche discriminatorie degli operatori?


Other translations forthcoming.

Updated: Dec. 9, 2011 (Initial publication: Dec. 9, 2011)

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Sanctions des pratiques anticoncurrentielles : vers plus de prévisibilité et de transparence ?