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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
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.