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European Cartel Digest

By Ewoud Sakkers, Johan Ysewyn
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Overview

Available online at KluwerCompetitionLaw.com.

Over the last decade, the detection, investigation and sanctioning of cartels has become a key objective for antitrust enforces in the European Union. The European Cartel Digest is a must have resource designed to offer guidance for anyone representing companies that do business in the EU. No other source compiles and summarises every decision of the European Commission and all case law of the courts on cartels. It does the same for cases decided in three important national jurisdictions (France, Germany, UK), for all decisions as of May 2004. Only the European Cartel Digest…

  • Lets you move directly to the precise research points applicable to your issue
  • Provides a quick and accurate understanding of the agencies’ and courts’ positions on various argument
  • Offers precedents likely to arise in virtually any cartel case
  • Provides a valuable comparative perspective on anti-cartel enforcement positions across a range of Member States
  • Combines reliable and understandable summaries of relevant cartel legislation and a must-have compilation of the relevant legislative texts
Only European Cartel Digest gives you immediate access to:
  • Clear, concise summaries of all EU cartel decisions and court judgments, including on procedural points
  • Summaries of the cartel decisions of 3 key national competition authorities' since 1 May 2004, and resulting judgments of the courts
  • Time-saving highlights of key arguments – and key findings – for each case
  • Multi-jurisdictional coverage formatted for quick comparison

About the editors:

Ewoud Sakkers joined the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission in 1997. During his first period in DG Competition he worked in the Merger Task Force, and in 2001 he moved to cartel enforcement, to become Head of Unit in the Cartels Directorate in 2005. Prior to joining DG Competition Mr. Sakkers was with the trade policy department of the European Commission, working on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy issues. Before that, he was in-house legal counsel with KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company.

Johan Ysewyn is a partner in Linklaters Brussels office since 2000. He has broad experience in all aspects of European and international competition law, particularly in mergers and joint ventures, competition compliance, cartel and leniency issues and abuse of dominance cases—acting for both the parties and complainants. Mr. Ysewyn’s practice has a strong focus on international and European cartel investigations, and he has defended companies from a range of sectors, who have been involved in cartel investigations around the world.

Last Updated 11/01/2017
Update Frequency Updated quarterly
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041126603
SKU 9041126600
Table of Contents

Introduction

  • Foreword by the Heads of the EU, French, German and UK Competition Authorities ;

Jurisdictions

European Union

  • Introduction
  • Summary tables
  • Substantive cases
  • Procedural cases
  • Legislation

France

  • Introduction
  • Summary tables
  • Substantive cases
  • Procedural cases
  • Legislation

Germany

  • Introduction
  • Summary tables
  • Substantive cases
  • Legislation

United Kingdom

  • Introduction
  • Summary tables
  • Substantive cases
  • Legislation

Testimonials

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"In this loose-leaf work practitioners and other interested stakeholders will find a wealth of useful material which will be welcomed by anyone in this important and rapidly-developing area of competition law practice"

Richard Whish, Professor of Law, King's College London

"The Digest provides an indispensable short-cut to the key legal considerations. Practitioners, academics and the enforcement community will no doubt turn to the Digest for the easiest route to the right answer in cartel cases."

Antoine Winckler, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, Brussels

" This publication should not be on every practitioner's bookshelf -it should be open on every practitioner's desk!"

Donald C. Klawiter, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, Former Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

"The Digest provides an excellent summary and systematization of hard-core cartel cases in Europe. It will be a very useful tool, especially for practitioners."

Florian Wagner-von Papp, University College , London

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