Wolfgang Wurmnest

Augsburg University

Wolfgang Wurmnest is Professor at the University of Augsburg, Chair for Private Law, Commercial Law, Private International and Comparative Law since 2013. He has published extensively on competition issues, with a focus on private enforcement and abuse of dominance cases.


1116 Bulletin

Wolfgang Wurmnest German Private Enforcement: an overview of competition law


Germany is one of the European jurisdictions in which plaintiffs are particularly active in bringing actions for the enforcement of German and European competition (antitrust) law. Private enforcement of competition law as such is not a particularly new phenomenon in Germany, as courts have dealt with the so-called “antitrust defence” for many years and plaintiffs have also tackled certain abusive practices by dominant market players.

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