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See version in english Competition Law. Comparative Private Enforcement Collective Redress across the EU, Barry RODGER (dir.)

BIBLIOGRAPHIE : RODGER Barry (dir.), Wolters Kluwer, 2014, 328 p.

Competition Law. Comparative Private Enforcement Collective Redress across the EU, Barry RODGER (dir.)

Barry J. Rodger

Competition Law. Comparative Private Enforcement Collective Redress across the EU, RODGER Barry (dir.), Wolters Kluwer, 2014, 328 p.

This book provides a quantitative analysis of private enforcement of competition law and assesses the protection of the rights provided by EU competition law. It is a precious contribution to the knowledge of private litigation and it allows the reader to understand the policy issues on the topic of private enforcement. This unique contribution collects different points of view from expert rapporteurs from the Member States of the EU. Moreover, it gives a complete overview of all the competition law cases before domestic courts of the EU involving rights of parties conferred by articles 101 and 102 TFEU. The editor of this book is Barry Rodger, Professor at University of Strathclyde. His research interests focus on the interface of competition law with private law.

This book is divided into three parts. The first analyzes the AHRC project on private enforcement and collective redress in the EU. To begin with, Barry Rodger points out the private enforcement context and the AHRC project background. Next, he deals with the working of the institutions and mechanisms to facilitate private enforcement. Moreover, he pays attention to the empirical data of private enforcement. Finally, he addresses the collective redress mechanisms and consumer case law.

The second part focuses on private enforcement, economic incentives and alternative collective redress mechanisms by comparing economic incentives across EU Member States and a view from across the Atlantic with the recent developments in the case law of the US Federal Courts on class certification in antitrust cases. Before concluding in a third part, he compares public and private enforcement.

The main message of this book is that private enforcement is already developed legally and institutionally through the existence of certain institutions and mechanisms. This book claims that private enforcement is necessary for a more competitive European economy and that public enforcement is not satisfactory at this stage and that it should be more effective, quicker and cheaper than private enforcement.

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David Leys, Competition Law. Comparative Private Enforcement Collective Redress across the EU, Barry RODGER (dir.), May 2014, Concurrences Review N° 2-2014, Art. N° 65197, p. 252

Editor Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Date 13 March 2014

Number of pages 27

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