Consumer Law Enforcement – A Law and Economics Appraisal of the German Case
Hamburg Law Review II/2015
18 Pages Posted: 19 May 2015
Date Written: April 2015
Consumer law enforcement is high on the European legislator’s agenda. The German consumer law enforcement landscape is not unaffected by these European developments. Traditionally, law enforcement in Germany has primarily been carried out by way of civil litigation relying on active consumer associations. The European legislator places some emphasis on public law enforcement. This contribution assesses the German consumer law enforcement landscape in the light of the European legislation and from a law and economics perspective. One crucial aspect concerns the question of whether some public law enforcement of consumer law is necessary to provide a credible enforcement response regarding rogue traders.
Keywords: consumer law, law enforcemet, German consumer law, law and economics
JEL Classification: K4
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