Administrative Proceedings in the Area of EU Competition Law

15-03-2011

This study provides an overview of administrative proceedings in the area of EU competition law, more in particular, Articles 101 and 102 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and merger control, while focusing on different levels of procedural protection for complainants, interested third parties, and parties subject to investigation. It thereby aims to provide insight as to where – at a practical level – the prevailing procedural provisions provide an effective safeguard for the parties involved and where there is scope for improvement. The study concludes that the current body of procedural safeguards is a rich source of inspiration for any envisaged horizontal legislation concerning administrative procedures.

This study provides an overview of administrative proceedings in the area of EU competition law, more in particular, Articles 101 and 102 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and merger control, while focusing on different levels of procedural protection for complainants, interested third parties, and parties subject to investigation. It thereby aims to provide insight as to where – at a practical level – the prevailing procedural provisions provide an effective safeguard for the parties involved and where there is scope for improvement. The study concludes that the current body of procedural safeguards is a rich source of inspiration for any envisaged horizontal legislation concerning administrative procedures.