Private enforcement of competition law in the EU

Dinner organised in Warsaw by Concurrences Review in honor of Maciej Szpunar, in partnership with Compass Lexecon and Allen & Overy on 15 June 2017 in Warsaw on Private enforcement in the European Union.

Private Enforcement and Private International Law - Maciej Szpunar

It may seem that I have chosen a niche issue as the main topic of my intervention: private enforcement and private international law. Allow me to explain the motifs that encouraged me to make such a seemingly invidious choice.

First, interrogations concerning private enforcement of the competition law have a non-negligible practical significance. Recently, we have witnessed the importance of this phenomenon in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement in Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) [1]. This judgment will serve as a future point of reference during my intervention.

Second, this issue contributes to the ongoing discussion on the implementation of Directive 2014/104/EU [2]. In Poland, as we know, the implementation process led to adoption of the act on claims for compensation for damage caused by infringement of competition law.

Cross-border enforcement of the competition regulations under public international law

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