Decentralised Enforcement of EU Competition Law and the Institutional Autonomy of the Member States: A Case Commentary
Common Market Law Review, Vol. 48, May/June 2011
17 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2011
Date Written: March 8, 2011
Case C-439/08, Vlaamse federatie van verenigingen van Brood- en Banketbakkers, IJsbereiders en Chocoladebewerkers (VEBIC), Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 7 December 2010, not yet reported.
Case commentary: The VEBIC case affects the decentralised enforcement of the Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which lay the foundation for the EU's competition policy. It reassesses the institutional autonomy of the Member States by applying the EU principle of effectiveness to review proceedings before national courts.
Keywords: EU competition law, Decentralised enforcement, Institution autonomy, Principle of Effectiveness
JEL Classification: K21, K40
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