Settlements of EU Antitrust Investigations: Commitment Decisions Under Article 9 of Regulation No 1/2003

25 Pages Posted: 14 May 2006

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Wouter P. J. Wils

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law; European Union - European Commission

Abstract

Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 provides for formal settlements of investigations by the European Commission into suspected infringements of Articles 81 or 82 EC. This paper analyses the origin and optimal use of this provision, the procedure for the adoption of commitment decisions, the content and effect of such decisions, and the scope for judicial review. It also explores the possibilities of informal settlement, and of settlements that include the payment of a fine.

Keywords: antitrust, settlements, EU, remedies

JEL Classification: K21, K42, L40

Suggested Citation

Wils, Wouter P. J., Settlements of EU Antitrust Investigations: Commitment Decisions Under Article 9 of Regulation No 1/2003. World Competition: Law and Economics Review, Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=900801

Wouter P. J. Wils (Contact Author)

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