Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe

Legal and Economic Perspectives

  • Kai Hüschelrath
  • Heike Schweitzer

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kai Hüschelrath, Heike Schweitzer
    Pages 9-37
  3. Kai Hüschelrath, Heike Schweitzer
    Pages 53-61
  4. Kai Hüschelrath, Heike Schweitzer
    Pages 121-140
  5. Christian Ewald, Kai Hüschelrath, Heike Schweitzer
    Pages 141-166
  6. Kai Hüschelrath, Heike Schweitzer
    Pages 193-227
  7. Kai Hüschelrath, Heike Schweitzer
    Pages 229-246
  8. Kai Hüschelrath, Heike Schweitzer
    Pages 247-269
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 271-279

About this book

Introduction

Over the past fifteen years, the optimal enforcement of EU competition law has become a major concern. This book contains a unique collection of articles by lawyers and economists on current issues in the public and private enforcement of competition law. Public enforcement has been strengthened in numerous ways – for example, through the introduction of a leniency programme and a substantial increase in fines for competition law violations. At the same time the EU Commission has been promoting private enforcement – for example, by developing a legal framework that grants victims of EU antitrust law infringements access to compensation.

The contributions in this book address a range of topics in the area of competition law enforcement, including the role of fines and leniency programmes in public enforcement; access to evidence and the quantification of damages in private enforcement; and the interaction between public and private enforcement of competition law in Europe. >

Keywords

Cartels Competition Economics Competition Law Law Enforcement

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Hüschelrath
    • 1
  • Heike Schweitzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany, and WHU Otto Beisheim School of ManagementVallendarGermany
  2. 2.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43975-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-43974-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-43975-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2027
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