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Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe

Legal and Economic Perspectives

Series: ZEW Economic Studies, Vol. 48

Hüschelrath, Kai, Schweitzer, Heike (Eds.)

2014, VI, 279 p. 19 illus.

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  • Unique collection of articles on recent developments in competition law enforcement in Europe
  • Provides detailed assessments of the interaction of public and private enforcement of competition law in the European context
  • Includes perspectives of lawyers and economists

Over the past fifteen years, the optimal enforcement of EU competition law has become a major concern. This book contains a unique collection of articles by lawyers and economists on current issues in the public and private enforcement of competition law. Public enforcement has been strengthened in numerous ways – for example, through the introduction of a leniency programme and a substantial increase in fines for competition law violations. At the same time the EU Commission has been promoting private enforcement – for example, by developing a legal framework that grants victims of EU antitrust law infringements access to compensation.

The contributions in this book address a range of topics in the area of competition law enforcement, including the role of fines and leniency programmes in public enforcement; access to evidence and the quantification of damages in private enforcement; and the interaction between public and private enforcement of competition law in Europe.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cartels - Competition Economics - Competition Law - Law Enforcement

Related subjects » European Integration - Industrial Organization - International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Law - Law & Economics

Table of contents 

Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe - Introduction and Overview.- Public Enforcement of Anti-Cartel Laws - Theory and Empirical Evidence.- Leniency Programmes and the Structure of Cartels - Remarks from an Economic Perspective.- The Role of Fines in the Public Enforcement of Competition Law.- The Interaction of Public and Private Antitrust Enforcement - The Calculation of Fines and Damages.- The Interaction of Public and Private Enforcement - The Calculation and Reconciliation of Fines and Damages in Europe and Germany.- Disgorgement and Private Enforcement as Mitigating Circumstances for the Determination of Fines in Antitrust Law.- Quantifying Antitrust Damages - Economics and the Law.- Best Practices for Expert Economic Opinions - Key Element of Forensic Economics in Competition Law.- Access to Evidence and Presumptions - Communicating Vessels in Procedural Law.- Economic Evidence in Competition Litigation in Germany.- Private Damage Claims - Recent Developments in the Passing-on Defence.- Competition Law Enforcement in England and Wales.

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