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Procedural Rights in Competition Law in the EU and China

  • Caroline Cauffman
  • Qian Hao

Part of the China-EU Law Series book series (CELS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Caroline Cauffman, Qian Hao
    Pages 1-5
  3. David Gabathuler, Wouter Devroe
    Pages 7-37
  4. Adrian Emch, Wei Han, Clara Ingen-Housz
    Pages 101-128
  5. Daniel Muheme, Norman Neyrinck, Nicolas Petit
    Pages 129-160
  6. Caroline Cauffman, Qian Hao
    Pages 223-271
  7. Caroline Cauffman, Qian Hao
    Pages 273-275

About this book


The book examines the rights of defendants in infringement procedures and those of the notifying parties in merger proceedings before the European Commission and the Chinese competition authorities. The initial chapters offer a general introduction to EU and Chinese competition law respectively, paying particular attention to the substantive rules of competition law. Subsequent chapters present an overview of the procedural rights of the notifying parties in merger cases in both legal systems surveyed, address the procedural rights of defendants in infringement cases, and provide an international perspective on differences in the notification and enforcement procedures between legal systems. The final chapter draws comparative conclusions and includes a number of suggestions for improvement.​


Competition law Due process Infringment procedures Mergers Procedural rights European Union competition law framework Administrative enforcement Merger control EU antitrust proceedings National competition laws International cooperation

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Cauffman
    • 1
  • Qian Hao
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.China University of Political Science anSchool of Rule of Law and GovernmentBEIJINGChina

Bibliographic information

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“The editors top and tail this book, with an introduction setting out the relevant landscape, and explaining some of the complications of the area in both China and in the EU, a substantial and well-developed comparative analysis, and a conclusion. … this excellent contribution to the literature can be recommended to those interested in both, or either, of EU and Chinese competition law.” (Mark Furse, European Competition Law Review, Vol. 38 (2), 2017)