Edited by Inge Govaere, Reinhard Quick and Marco Bronckers
Chapter 27: Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law
José Rivas 27.1 INTRODUCTION I ﬁrst met Jacques back in 1986 when I was a student at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and he was my professor. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined then that one day I would be contributing to Jacques’ liber amicorum! More recently, I have had the personal and professional pleasure of interacting with Jacques as members of the Executive Committee of the Global Competition Law Centre. As a newcomer to this group it is a privilege to be guided and inspired by Jacques’ observations and remarks. In between these two dates, I have come across Jacques at conferences (on both sides of the Atlantic), at academic events, as a Commission ofﬁcial, as a practitioner, etc. I have also had the pleasure of meeting members of his family (all eminent lawyers), notably Hendrik, who is also a contributor to this well-merited book. I will not dwell on the high caliber of Jacques as an academic and practitioner. Others have already done so much better than I could aspire to. However, I want to highlight one of Jacques’ unique features, in which he truly excels: he is the best ‘cultural interface’ I have ever met and an unrivalled linguist; a ‘true European’ as Salvador de Madariaga would put it. At the beginning of 2010 Jacques contacted me because he was working on an article that he was considering publishing in World Competition. The article (written together with Stéphanie Strievi) was published...
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