EU Court of Justice Advocate General Jääskinen concludes that the Austrian consent rule impedes access to justice by damages claimants and it is precluded by Union law (Donau Chemie)

I. Introduction The main pursuit of this article is to use the opportunity given by the present case in order to revisit the apparent dichotomy existent between private and public enforcement of competition law. My claim is that the two avenues must be seen as complementary rather than substitutive. I base this claim on the fact that private enforcement of competition law plays a de facto regulatory role and serves in parallel both private and public interests. Verband Druck & Medientechnikrepresenting the interests of undertakings in the printing sector has sought an order from the Oberlandesgericht Wien, acting in its capacity as a cartel court to obtain access to documents of public antitrust proceedings recently concluded and finalized with fines. The present case can be

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  • Mircea (Bucharest)

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Emanuela Matei, EU Court of Justice Advocate General Jääskinen concludes that the Austrian consent rule impedes access to justice by damages claimants and it is precluded by Union law (Donau Chemie), 7 février 2013, e-Competitions February 2013, Art. N° 51003

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