The Higher Regional Court of Thuringia analyses Art. 81 EC and § 1 of the German Act against Restraints of Competition as part of the public order with respect to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards (Schott)

I. Preliminary remarks and facts of the case The field of civil antitrust litigation is much debated about with respect to the enforcement of national and European competition laws before the German courts. Yet also important and even more complex in some way is the question how and to what extent national and European competition laws have to be taken into account in arbitral proceedings. The issue is twofold : One aspect concerns the application of national, European, or even Non-EU competition laws by the arbitral tribunal itself. Another issue arises with respect to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the respective national jurisdiction if the award itself is alleged to infringe national, or European competition laws. The latter constellation was dealt

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Stefan Thomas, The Higher Regional Court of Thuringia analyses Art. 81 EC and § 1 of the German Act against Restraints of Competition as part of the public order with respect to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards (Schott), 8 August 2007, e-Competitions August 2007, Art. N° 22882

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