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Private Enforcement of EU and National Competition Law

35 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2009  

Ignacio Sancho Gargallo

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Date Written: February 13, 2009


Domestic ordinary courts within the EU Member States are empowered to hear cases concerning damages actions arisen from the infringement of articles 81 and 82 ECT. This article analyzes the evolution of the rules governing this topic and emphasizes civil actions in Competition law, judicial powers, procedural rules and the impact of the EU law and institutions, as well as their cooperation with the national ones.

Keywords: Competition Law, Action for Invalidity, Damages Actions, Courts with Jurisdiction, Cooperation Rules, Preemptive Administrative Ruling

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Sancho Gargallo, Ignacio, Private Enforcement of EU and National Competition Law (February 13, 2009). InDret, Vol. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN:

Ignacio Sancho Gargallo (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, E-08005

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