The EU Court of Justice rules on the compatibility of the antitrust procedure with the fundamental rights of the EU in elevators cartel case (Schindler)

The Schindler Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union: Potential Implications for Fundamental Rights and EU Competition Law* I. Background Defense counsel in European antitrust proceedings have long bemoaned the fact that “fundamental rights” did not effectively find their way into the fabric of the rights of the defence, despite their appearance in the European Convention on Human Rights (the “EHCR”). Many had hoped that this situation would change with the embodiment of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union into the general body of EU law as a result of the enactment of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007 [1]. Since that time, the EU antitrust defence Bar has been largely disappointed with the limited utility of “human rights” challenges to the scope of EU

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Pablo Figueroa, Peter Alexiadis, Daniel G. Swanson, The EU Court of Justice rules on the compatibility of the antitrust procedure with the fundamental rights of the EU in elevators cartel case (Schindler), 18 July 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2013, Art. N° 62166

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