BOOKS: BERGSTRÖM Maria, IACOVIDES Marios and STRAND Magnus (dir.), Hart Publishing, Swedish Studies in European Law Series, 2016, 343 p.

Harmonising EU Competition Litigation - The New Directive and Beyond

This volume in the Swedish Studies in European Law series, produced by the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies, heralds the new harmonized regime of private enforcement of EU competition law. In 2013, the Commission issued a communication and practical guide to the quantification of harm in antitrust litigation and a recommendation on collective redress. In 2014, the long-awaited Directive on actions for damages for infringements of EU competition law was finally adopted. And, in 2015, the Commission is expected [CE1] to issue guidelines on the passing-on of overcharges. The book examines these recent developments and offers the perspectives of judges, officials, practitioners, and academics. With a preface by Judge Carl Wetter of the General Court, the book explores five different themes: 1. the main policy issues and challenges, 2. the new regime in the bigger picture of recent EU law developments, 3. the nexus between private enforcement and transparency, 4. the comparative perspective of private enforcement in five Member State jurisdictions, 5. issues relating to causation, harm, and indirect purchasers.

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Stéphane Rodrigues, Harmonising EU Competition Litigation - The New Directive and Beyond, September 2016, Concurrences Review Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80746, p. 221

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