Published online by Cambridge University Press: 09 April 2021
This chapter deals with the question of how constellations of private power are addressed by private law. Private law is often conceived as governing the relations of free and equal citizens (see Chapter 6). In reality, however, some private actors are more powerful than others; large corporations may have more bargaining power than their customers or employees. Competition between different market actors is never perfect and many markets, for example in the tech industry, are dominated by only a small number of players.