Damages for Breach of EC Antitrust Rules: The Consumer's Perspective

Posted: 19 Jun 2012

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José Mulder

University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research

Date Written: January 10, 2011

Abstract

The main principles identified by the European Commission in the White Paper on damage actions imply that all victims of all types of antitrust infringement are entitled to full compensation for the damage they suffer. This paper studies the implications of these principles for individual consumers. By doing so, this paper sheds new light on the Commission’s plans. It, for instance, shows why full compensation for all victims is practically unfeasible and why compensation could even be detrimental to consumers’ interests.

Keywords: Competition Law, compensation, consumers

Suggested Citation

Mulder, José, Damages for Breach of EC Antitrust Rules: The Consumer's Perspective (January 10, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2087787

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University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research ( email )

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