Volume on “International Antitrust Litigation”


Jürgen Basedow, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and Private International Law in Hamburg, Stéphanie Francq, Professor of European Law at the Université catholique de Louvain, and Laurence Idot, Professor at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas have edited a volume on international antitrust ligitation. It has been published by Hart Publishing (Oxford) and covers a variety of topics, including jurisdiction and applicable law, in EU and US law.

The official summary reads as follows:

“The decentralisation of competition law enforcement and the stimulation of private damages actions in the European Union have led to an increasing internationalisation of competition law proceedings. As a consequence, there is an ever-growing need for clear and workable rules to coordinate such cross-border actions. The background of this in-depth publication is a European Commission sponsored research project which brought together European and US experts from the areas of academia, legal practice and policy-making to critically examine the most important international antitrust provisions, to analyse them in relation to EU conflict of laws provisions and to formulate proposals for the improvement and consolidation of cross-border actions.

The findings have been compiled in 16 chapters which cover not only the relevant provisions of EU private international law, but also key issues of US procedural law which are highly relevant for transatlantic damages actions. The work additionally considers thus far neglected topics such as questions regarding jurisdictional competence and the applicable law as well as rules on the sharing of evidence and the protection of business secrets.”

More information, including a table of content, can be found on the publisher’s website.