Edited by Pier Luigi Parcu and Giorgio Monti, European University Institute, Italy and Marco Botta, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, Germany
During the past decade, private enforcement of competition law has slowly taken off in Europe. However, major differences still exist among Member States. By harmonizing a number of procedural rules, the Damages Directive aimed to establish a level playing field among EU Member States. This timely book represents the first assessment of the implementation of the Damages Directive. Offering a comparative perspective, key chapters provide an up-to-date account of the emerging trends in private enforcement of competition law in Europe.
During the past decade, the use of private enforcement within competition law has gradually increased throughout Europe but major differences still exist among Member States. By harmonizing a number of procedural rules, the implementation of the Damages Directive has established a level playing field among EU Member States. This book represents the first assessment of the implementation of the Damages Directive at the national level.
The contributors explore the topic from a cross-cutting perspective as well as via a set of country case studies. Each chapter focuses on a number of procedural aspects harmonized by the Directive, and analyses the impact of the Directive by taking into consideration the national jurisprudence and the existing legal framework at the national level. By using a comparative lens, this timely book thus provides an up-to-date account of the emerging trends in private enforcement of competition law in Europe.
Perceptive and engaging, this book will appeal to students and researchers in EU competition law and policy. Practitioners and national competition authorities will also find it informative and beneficial.
‘This new volume represents one of the first critical analyses of the new era of private antitrust enforcement in the Member States post the EU Damages Directive. The contributions do not just refer to the national jurisprudential and legislative developments but also critically and synthetically evaluate the EU Directive following an ex post assessment approach, based on real cases. They document breakthroughs but also persisting problems and offer the readers a good glimpse of what the new generation issues will be.’ – Assimakis Komninos, White & Case LLP, Belgium and University College London, UK