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The Application of European Competition Law in Arbitration Proceedings
Die Anwendung des europäischen Wettbewerbsrechts in Schiedsgerichtsverfahren
Gospodinov, Penio Penev
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Freie Schlagwörter (Englisch):
Law and Economics , Economic Analysis of Law , International Arbitration , Competition Law , Legal Procedure
86.03 , 86.06 , 86.17 , 86.29 , 86.30
European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE)
Van den Bergh, Roger J. (Prof. dr.) , Eger, T. (Prof. dr.)
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Kurzfassung auf Englisch:
This work provides several policy proposals capable to strengthen the private enforcement of EU competition law in arbitration. It focuses on the procedural law aspects that are permeated by legal uncertainty and that have not yet fallen under the scrutiny of the law and economics debate. The policy proposals described herein are based on the functional approach to law and economics and aim to promote a more qualified decision making process by: adjudicators, private parties and lawmakers. The resulting framework of procedural rules would be a cost-effective policy tool that could sustain the European Commission’s effort to guarantee a workable level of competition in the EU internal market. This project aims to answer the following broad research question: which procedural rules can improve the efficiency of antitrust arbitration by decreasing litigation costs for private parties on the one hand, and by increasing private parties’ compliance with competition law on the other hand? Throughout this research project, such broad question has been developed into research sub-questions revolving around several key legal issues. The chosen sub-research questions result from a vacuum in the European enforcement system that leaves several key legal issues in antitrust arbitration unresolved.
The legal framework proposed in this research project could prevent such a blurry scenario from impairing the EU private enforcement of competition law in arbitration. Therefore, our attention was triggered by those legal issues whose proposed solutions lead to relevant uncertainties and that are most suitable for a law and economics analysis.