Programa Prometeo de la Generalitat Valenciana "Governance de las redes empresariales" 2011/049

The project is twofold.

On the one hand, it aims to elucidate the existing conditions of a set of network's heads duties related to the network's governance based on long-term partnership and trust relations existing between the business networks members - distribution networks, shared knowledge creation, outsourcing, credit granting, etc.- in a context in which, beside a shared interest of the network members, - network creating value- exist opposed interests of the members that can also be recognized as legitimate interests of the network -created value allocation between the members-, unlike what happens in company law where only common interest is legitimate as owm interest of the company.  

On the other hand, the existence of a governance power raises the question of the legitimate boundaries of business coordination within the network, from the competition perspective, and demanding a founded  analysis of the topic that concerns the effects of network's vertical and horizontal relationships on market, addressing the handling provided by the current European block exemption regulations but especially concerning the novel reforming perspectives of those and opening lines of the Court of Justice.

The dealing of these issues in Spain, excepting the work done within our research groups is very limited. Results thereof are RUIZ PERIS,J.I. Intromisión en clientela ajena y redes de distribución, Aranzadi, 2007 RUIZ PERIS,J.I. (dir.) Hacia un Derecho para las redes empresariales, Tirant lo Blanch, 2009  RUIZ PERIS,J.I. "Una nueva orientación del tratamiento antitrust de la coordinación empresarial en las redes de distribución" en III Jornadas Nacionales de Defensa de la Competencia, Tirant lo Blanch 2009 o RUIZ PERIS,J.I. "Governance de las redes empresariales" II National Distribution and Competition Law Congress invited paper, 2009. RUIZ PERIS. J.I "Un derecho específico para las redes emrpesariales" Nuevas Perspectivas del Derecho de Redes Empresariales. Tirant lo Blanch, 2011.