Winter 2015, Volume 2, Number 2
Antitrust Chronicle – Private Enforcement in the EU - The Road Ahead
In the first issue of this year, we ran a colloquium on the new EU Claims Directive. In this issue, created with the assistance of Jay Himes, we are exploring two related issues—collective redress and class actions. We look at the current recommendations for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms; analyze the laws in those Member States that are most advanced in this arena (the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands), as well as countries just now investigating the concept; and explore some interesting mechanisms such as claims vehicles. We also look at the prospects and challenges of class action in the UK, where they are currently non-existent.