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

Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2011-04

17 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2011

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Michael J. Frese

Amsterdan Center for Law & Economics (ACLE); Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG)

Date Written: March 8, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Frese, Michael J., Decentralised Enforcement of EU Competition Law and the Institutional Autonomy of the Member States: A Case Commentary (March 8, 2011). Common Market Law Review, Vol. 48, May/June 2011, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2011-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1780825 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1780825

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