Enforcement and Procedure
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Chapter 8: EU competition law and private international law: a developing relationship
Twenty years ago, dual specialism in competition law and private international law may have been perceived as eccentric, with little scope for synergy in the study and practice of these two apparently unrelated areas of the law. Traditionally, competition law, notably at the EU level, has focused on administrative enforcement (by the European Commission) of rules (now primarily in Articles 101 and 102 TFEU), essentially viewed as public law norms regulating markets in the public interest. On the other hand, private international law consisted primarily of domestic national rules for courts dealing with private law civil disputes between parties involving an international element, where the issues concerned the appropriate forum (‘rules of jurisdiction’) or law (‘rules on applicable law’) to determine the dispute.
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