GERARD Loïc et SAINTOURENS Bernard (dir.), Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 2010, 229 p.

La libre concurrence face aux juges

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Judges are increasingly confronted with economic reasoning as victims of competition law infringements increasingly turn to the courts to enforce their rights. Satisfying this new demand leads them to decide for themselves on the anti-competitive nature of certain practices. Moreover, they are invited to do so by the European Union in the name of the principle of decentralisation. The Commercial Code is pushing in the same direction. The administrative courts are very receptive to this development. No court of law can escape the trend. New judicial fronts are being discovered: class actions, punitive damages. Competition as much as the economy stimulates the judge... This book is a collaborative effort between the University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV and the Bordeaux Bar Association. It brings together contributions from judges, lawyers and academics. The preface is written by Mr. Bruno Lasserre, President of the Competition Authority, who, together with President Duprat, chaired the study day on 8 April 2008 during which the authors discussed the subject with the legal professions in the context of the 2008 National Convention of the Legal Profession, whose theme was "competition and competitiveness".

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Audrey Blot, La libre concurrence face aux juges, December 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 33024, pp. 257-258

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