Eddy De Smijter is Head of the International Relations Unit in DG Competition at the European Commission since October 2016. The unit is also hosting the Task Force on Foreign Subsidies. He joined the European Commission in 2001 as a member of the team that negotiated Regulation 1/2003 on the implementation of the EU competition rules. After the adoption of the Regulation, Eddy stayed within the unit responsible for the European Competition Network until his move, in 2005, to the team that developed the Commission's policy on private enforcement of the EU antitrust rules. In that capacity, he was leading the team that negotiated the Directive on antitrust damages actions. Eddy was also heading the Commission’s team in the co-decision procedure on the Regulation on distortive Foreign Subsidies.
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"The White Paper on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules"* I. Introduction On 2 April 2008, the European Commission adopted a White Paper on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules (hereinafter ‘the White Paper’). It presents a set of recommendations to ensure (...)
"The Manfredi judgment of the ECJ and how it relates to the Commission’s initiative on EC antitrust damages actions"* The reactions to the Green Paper On 20th December 2005, the Commission published a Green Paper on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules. The Green Paper has (...)
"Green Paper on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules"* A. Introduction The competition rules of Articles 81 and 82 EC can be enforced both by competition authorities (public enforcement) and by private parties who bring their case before a national court (private (...)
"Regulation 1/2003 and the Modernisation Package fully applicable since 1 May 2004"* A. Overview of the new rules As from 1st May 2004, the new enforcement system for Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty is fully applicable. With the entry into application of Regulation 1/2003, Regulation (...)
"Regulation 1/2003: a modernised application of EC competition rules"* I. Introduction On 16 December 2002, the Council adopted a new Regulation on the implementation of Articles 81 and 82 EC: Regulation 1/2003 (OJ 2003, L1/1). This Regulation replaces Regulation 17, which for over 40 (...)
In this contribution, Mr Eddy De Smijter discusses three issues. The first is the need to better enable the victims of competition law infringements to get the damages they are entitled to by improving the conditions under which compensation can be obtained, with special attention to methods (...)