The Proposed Damages Directive: The Real Lessons from the United States
CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Vol. 2, March 2014, pp. 2-12
13 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014 Last revised: 4 Nov 2014
Date Written: March 1, 2014
Europeans should be doubly cautious when they study the U.S. experience with private antitrust enforcement. Nevertheless, there are ten specific lessons they can learn. None, however, is consistent with the conventional wisdom in the international competition community that U.S.-style private enforcement has been a disaster. Each should help Europe objectively consider the Commission's proposed Directive concerning private enforcement of Competition law.
Keywords: antitrust, private antitrust enforcement, competition law, European Competition law, private antitrust
JEL Classification: K19, K21, K29, K33, K39
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