Damages for Breach of EC Antitrust Rules: The Consumer's Perspective
Posted: 19 Jun 2012
Date Written: January 10, 2011
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
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