The Proposed Damages Directive: The Real Lessons from the United States

CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Vol. 2, March 2014, pp. 2-12

University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-19

13 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014 Last revised: 4 Nov 2014

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Robert H. Lande

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lande, Robert H., The Proposed Damages Directive: The Real Lessons from the United States (March 1, 2014). CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Vol. 2, March 2014, pp. 2-12, University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2418257 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2418257

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