Réparation des dommages concurrentiels, Muriel CHAGNY and Bruno DEFFAINS

Muriel Chagny, Bruno Deffains

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Victims of competitive harm risk being denied compensation if certain trends in the law and current practical difficulties continue. The effectiveness of anti-competitive practices law and competition law in general largely depends on the place occupied by compensation for competitive damages. This is the observation of Muriel Chagny and Bruno Deffains, who go beyond a mere analysis of positive law to explore ways of developing the law or adapting judicial practice and, in particular, ways of transposing the directive of 26 November 2014.At the crossroads of competition law, civil liability and civil procedure, the repair of competitive damages in France is, moreover, confronted with competition from other systems of law, inviting us to integrate into the reflection considerations linked to the attractiveness of French law and the French judicial system. It is from a normative approach, following a critical analysis of positive law and based on an economic analysis, that recommendations are put forward for competition law as a whole. Some of them could even be applied more broadly to the compensation of economic damages and have an impact on the law of civil liability and the law of civil procedure. The reflection, enlightened by the economics of law, is both fundamental and practical. It is thus intended for lawyers, magistrates, company lawyers, legal experts and other players in the field of compensation for competitive damages. Muriel Chagny, professor at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, is the director of the Master of Competition and Contract Law and of the Business Law and New Technologies Laboratory (Dante).Bruno Deffains, professor at the University of Panthéon-Assas - Paris II, member of the Institut Universitaire de France, is the director of the Master of Law and Economics and of the Research Centre in Economics and Law (Cred).