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Uber & Taxis
Comparative Law Studies
The ‘Uber phenomenon’ is the perfect case for a comparative law study: a global phenomenon, impacting almost every country, causing massive disruption of local monopolies and raising many of the same legal questions worldwide. In most countries, taxi companies have long enjoyed monopolies amidst strictly regulated markets. Uber’s emergence, combined with the development of a new economic model based on innovative technological tools, has profoundly impacted the industry.
It all happened very fast. Uber launched operations in 2009 in the United States and, within a few years, has changed the face of the taxi industry throughout the world.
The purpose of this book is to explain how various legal systems reacted and adapted to the disruption caused by the emergence of this new economic model.
It is a book about economic regulation, it focuses on how the law regulates – more or less strictly – the actions of economic entities.
This book is the collective work of an amazing team of authors – all academics in law or lawyers – from around the world and representing twenty-two countries, namely Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Uber and taxis: The situation in the city of Buenos Aires
Uber and taxis in Brussels
Uber and taxis: the Brazilian case
Regulation of the Uber transportation platform by local governments in Canada
Challenges and innovation in the taxi industry in China and its regulation caused by app-based ride-hailing services
Colombia: Uber and taxicabs, a comparative law study
Uber and taxis in Denmark
Uber in London: A battle between public and private regulation
Uber and taxi services in Finland
Uber and taxis in France: Regulation or Deregulation?
The Taxi Market in Greece
Uber in the Italian non-scheduled public transport market: an uninvited guest
Uber and Business Regulations in Japan
Uber and taxis: a comparative law study in Lithuania
Uber and taxis: The Netherlands
Uber and taxis in Poland
Uber and taxis: Portuguese Legal Perspective
Taxi Regulation in Spain under the Pressure of the Sharing Economy
Uber and taxis: a comparative law study – Swiss report
The regulation of transportation network companies in the United States
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- Rozen Noguellou : Professeur de droit public à l’Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
- David Renders : Professeur à l’Université catholique de Louvain, avocat au barreau de Bruxelles