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Litigation and Arbitration in EU Competition Law

Edited by Mel Marquis, European University Institute and Roberto Cisotta, LUMSA Free University, Italy
With courts and arbitrators functioning daily as front line decision-makers applying EU competition law, this book reflects on a variety of issues related to the litigation and arbitration of cases in this field. It provides expert analysis from perspectives of substance, procedure, fundamental rights, as well as inter-institutional dialogue and coherence.
Extent: 328 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78347 885 9
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With courts and arbitrators functioning daily as front line decision-makers applying EU competition law, this book reflects on a variety of issues related to the litigation and arbitration of cases in this field. It provides expert analysis from perspectives of substance, procedure, fundamental rights, as well as inter-institutional dialogue and coherence.

Featuring a range of scholarly contributions, the essays address topics including the 2014 EU ‘Damages Directive’, now in force and being implemented; the EU’s tepid reception of the ‘collective redress’ concept; a range of issues concerning state aid law; the arbitrability of competition law issues, as well as many other matters related to arbitration in this context such as judicial review of arbitral awards from a competition law perspective, and the interplay between arbitral proceedings and competition agency investigations.

With its wide coverage, this book serves as a valuable resource for any reader working on EU competition law, whether for the purpose of teaching or studying the law, or of practising in this field as a lawyer, public official, judge or arbitrator.
‘The contributions in this collection comprehensively review key issues concerning the respective roles of national and EU courts in enforcing competition and state aid law, and the relationship between court and arbitration proceedings in those fields. This groundbreaking work provides a stimulating and up-to-date analysis of the EU’s decentralized enforcement system and I strongly recommend it to both scholars and practitioners. It will assist them in promoting the proper application of competition law in that institutionally complex and multi-level environment.’
– Judge José Luís da Cruz Vilaça, The Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

‘This is a comprehensive compendium of perceptive and insightful articles by highly experienced lawyers, arbitrators and academics. The most important issues arising in connection with arbitration, litigation and EU competition law are explored from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The Commission’s Antitrust Damages Directive and the movement toward collective actions and multiple jurisdictional enforcement are analyzed, as well as timely questions about evidence and judicial review. The legally and politically complex subject of state aids is brilliantly treated. Finally, issues arising when EU competition law comes before arbitrators are discussed in great depth by seasoned participants in international arbitration.’
– Barry Hawk, Fordham University, US

‘Overall this book marks a significant addition to the burgeoning private enforcement literature, but it is in its focus on arbitration that it is novel, important and particularly enlightening, emphasizing in particular the increasing role of arbitration in the competition law enforcement architecture. The book is a contemporary account of the ever-widening scope and context of EU private enforcement and is recommended reading for anyone interested in the interplay between national legal procedural systems, enforcement of EU (competition law) rights and the role of the Commission and Court of Justice of in facilitating and harmonizing their effective enforcement.’
– Professor Barry J. Rodger, World Competition

‘Academics and practitioners, judges and arbitrators alike, will find this compendium of scholarly research an invaluable addition to the existing research materials currently available on the often vexed issues, past and present that have emerged in the field of EU competition law.’
– Phillip and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine
Contributors: A. Adinolfi, L. Bergamini, G. Biagioni, G. Blanke, R. Cisotta, D. Gallo, E. Gambaro, A. Geulette, S. Keske, M. Marquis, F. Munari, R. Nazzini, L.F. Pace, K. Peci, S. Peyer, M. Siragusa
Contents:

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION IN EU COMPETITION LAW
Roberto Cisotta and Mel Marquis

PART I PRIVATE ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT AND JUDICIAL COHERENCE IN EUROPE

1. The Antitrust Damages Directive – Much Ado About Nothing?
Sebastian Peyer

2. Collective Redress – (Too) Great Expectations?
Sonja Keske

3. Judicial Dialogues and Uniformity in the Multi-level Application of EU Competition Law
Adelina Adinolfi

PART II LITIGATING ANTITRUST AND STATE AID ISSUES BEFORE THE COURTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE COURTS OF THE MEMBER STATES
Section 1 Antitrust
4. Evaluation of Evidence by the European Courts in Competition Cases
Alexandre Geulette

5. The Evolution of the ‘Full Jurisdiction’ of the Union Courts in Article 101 and 102 Matters
Renato Nazzini

6. Dura lex sed lex: The Parent-Subsidiary Relationship in EU Antitrust Law and the AEG Telefunken Presumption – Independence of the EU Legal System, Effectiveness of Competition law and Protection of Fundamental Rights
Lorenzo F. Pace

7. Judicial Assessment of Anticompetitive Behaviour in Italy
Francesco Munari

Section 2 State aid
8. Services of General Economic Interest and State Aid in EU Law: The Challenges for the Court of Justice after the ‘Almunia Package’
Daniele Gallo

9. Locus Standi of Natural and Legal Persons before the European Courts in State Aid Cases
Edoardo Gambaro,

10. State Aid Cases before National Judges
Mario Siragusa and Kostandin Peci

PART III EU COMPETITION LAW BEFORE ARBITRATORS
11. Some Considerations on Arbitrability of Competition Law Disputes and Powers and Duties of Arbitrators in Applying EU Competition Law
Roberto Cisotta

12. The Interaction between Arbitration and Public Enforcement: Clash or Harmony? Gordon Blanke

13. Review by National Courts of Arbitral Awards Dealing with EU Competition Law Giacomo Biagioni

14. Analysis of Recent Competition Cases Decided by Arbitrators
Laura Bergamini

Index