Fines and Damages Under EU Competition Law – Implications of the Accumulation of Liability
Michael J. Frese
Amsterdan Center for Law & Economics (ACLE); Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG)
April 26, 2011
World Competition Law and Economics Review, September 2011
Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2011-05
This paper identifies occurrences of negative interplay between public and private enforcement of EU competition law. For this purpose a detailed account of the premises underlying the EU’s dual enforcement system is provided against the background of efficiency, effectiveness, fundamental rights and proportionality. These four interests, both internal and external to the EU’s competition policy, can be affected if liability in parallel enforcement proceedings is either excessive or uncoordinated. While actors involved in the enforcement process are gradually recognising these risks, so far the solutions offered remain incidental.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 42
Keywords: EU Competition Law, Decentralised Enforcement, Public Enforcement, Private Enforcement, Accumulation of Liability
JEL Classification: K21, K42
Date posted: March 25, 2011 ; Last revised: June 21, 2011
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