The Law of Damages and Competition Law: 'Bien Étonnés De Se Trouver Ensemble?'

COMPETITION OF PRIVATE LOSSES - THE EVOLUTION OF TORTS IN EUROPEAN BUSINESS LAW, pp. 165-178, R. Schulze, ed., Munich: Sellier 2011

15 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2011 Last revised: 26 Aug 2011

Date Written: December 13, 2011

Abstract

The French expression ‘bien étonnés de se trouver ensemble’ is used to denote a situation in which unlikely companions much to their own surprise find themselves having the same intentions, goals, or interests. Are competition law and the law of damages such unlikely companions? In this contribution, I sketch the framework of the law of damages and then try to identify the touch points – if any – between the law of damages and European competition law.

Keywords: Antitrust damages, competition infringement, enforcement, mass damage, passing-on defence

JEL Classification: K21, K13, K42

Suggested Citation

Van Boom, Willem H., The Law of Damages and Competition Law: 'Bien Étonnés De Se Trouver Ensemble?' (December 13, 2011). COMPETITION OF PRIVATE LOSSES - THE EVOLUTION OF TORTS IN EUROPEAN BUSINESS LAW, pp. 165-178, R. Schulze, ed., Munich: Sellier 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1784808

Willem H. Van Boom (Contact Author)

Leiden Law School ( email )

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2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

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