Promotion and Harmonization of Antitrust Damages Claims by Directive EU/2014/104?

Preliminary Draft of Chapter 2 of The EU Antitrust Damages Directive: Transposition in the Member States (Oxford University Press, eds. B. Rodger, M.S. Ferro & F. Marcos, Forthcoming).

42 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2018

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Francisco Marcos

IE Law School

Barry James Rodger

University of Strathclyde - School of Law

Miguel Sousa Ferro

University of Lisbon Law School

Date Written: June 1, 2018

Abstract

Directive EU/2014/104 is the latest legal instrument that crystalizes the evolution of EU competition law enforcement. This paper assesses critically the features of the Directive and the challenges it poses for its implementation by Member States. The Directive codifies the case law of the EUCJ and it encroaches upon the autonomy of Member States in setting the institutions, remedies and procedures available for victims’ of antitrust infringements. Although the Directive provides a fragmented and incomplete set of rules that only partially harmonizes antitrust damages claims in the EU, and it’s slanted towards follow-on cartel damages claims, it has publicised the availability of damages claims, creating momentum that will transform how competition law is enforced in the future.

Keywords: EU competition law, private enforcement, damages claims, harmonization, Directive

JEL Classification: K13, K21, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Marcos, Francisco and Rodger, Barry James and Sousa Ferro, Miguel, Promotion and Harmonization of Antitrust Damages Claims by Directive EU/2014/104? (June 1, 2018). Preliminary Draft of Chapter 2 of The EU Antitrust Damages Directive: Transposition in the Member States (Oxford University Press, eds. B. Rodger, M.S. Ferro & F. Marcos, Forthcoming).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3224202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3224202

Francisco Marcos (Contact Author)

IE Law School ( email )

Castellón de la Plana 8
Madrid, Madrid 28006
Spain

Barry James Rodger

University of Strathclyde - School of Law ( email )

Lord Hope Building
John Anderson Campus 141 St. James' Rd
Glasgow G4 0LT, Scotland G4 0LT
United Kingdom

Miguel Sousa Ferro

University of Lisbon Law School ( email )

Alameda da Universidade, Cidade Universitária
Lisboa, 1649-014
Portugal

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