Handbook on European Competition Law

Handbook on European Competition Law

Enforcement and Procedure

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Edited by Ioannis Lianos and Damien Geradin

Handbook on European Competition Law: Enforcement and Procedure sets out in detail the procedural aspects of EU competition law, ranging from fines, remedies and judicial review. It also gives unique insight into both private and public enforcement of completion law, and offers commentary on the relationship between EU competition law and national competition law, and on the relationship between competition law and private international law.

Chapter 7: Competition law remedies in Europe

Ioannis Lianos

Subjects: economics and finance, competition policy, law - academic, competition and antitrust law, european law


Competition law remedies have recently become the focus of academic scholars with a number of publications dedicated to this topic in the United States (US) and in the European Union (EU). The Microsoft litigation was the catalyst of this evolution, as designing adequate remedies constituted one of the most controversial aspects of the case in Europe and the US. Commitment decisions in the EU have also generated a lot of debate on the proportionality of remedial action, in view of the differing standards of judicial scrutiny to which these are subject to, in comparison to infringement decisions.

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