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EU Antitrust Procedure

Edited by Ekaterina Rousseva


This book provides a comprehensive and practically oriented account of EU competition procedure and the European Commission’s role in enforcement, coordination, and policy-making, from the perspective of EU enforcers. It explains the Commission’s approach to each aspect of enforcement: its investigatory practices and powers, interactions with parties under investigation and third parties, compliance with fundamental rights, process by which it adopts decisions, and application of sanctions and remedies for anticompetitive conduct. Publication and judicial review of Commission decisions is also be discussed. In particular, the book provides a complete view of the Commission’s role in enforcement and coordination at the international level. Following the implementation of the Damages Directive, the book examines cooperation between the Commission and national courts, with regard to the increasing role of private enforcement actions. It emphasises the importance of cooperation between the Commission and national competition authorities (NCAs) of the Member States and consider the impact of the forthcoming Directive on empowerment of NCAs (‘ECN+’), as well as the Commission’s engagement with NCAs in third countries and the instruments which facilitate this.

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Ekaterina Rousseva, editor

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