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27/02/2015

Class Actions against Infringements of EU Competition Law

AKL’s George Zohios co-authors article in prestigious CPI publication. This article examines class actions as a form of collective redress from a competition law viewpoint; inevitably, however, many of the remarks concern class actions and collective redress mechanisms in general. First, the nature of class actions and their difference from other forms of group litigation are briefly presented; then, the main advantages and disadvantages of class actions are discussed; third, the position of the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages vis-à-vis class actions and that of the Commission Recommendation on Collective Redress are summarized; and, finally, class actions and other forms of collective redress are examined with regard to Greek competition and consumer protection law.

The article was published in Competition Policy International, February 2015, Vol. 2 and can be found at the following link:

https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/class-actions-against-infringements-of-eu-competition-law-a-one-way-road-towards-effective-private-enforcement/