Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

ACELG Discussion Group: Fines and Damages under EU Competition Law. Implications of the Accumulation of Liability

08Feb2011 12:00 - 13:00


Michael Frese, LL.M.

This paper identifies the negative interplay between public and private enforcement of EU competition law. For this purpose it provides a detailed account of the premises of the EU’s dual enforcement system against the background of fundamental rights, proportionality, effectiveness and efficiency. These EU interests can be negatively affected if liability for an infringement is either too great or uncoordinated. The conclusion is drawn that the two strands of enforcement are treated largely as ‘bifurcated’ procedures and risk missing the implications of total liability.

Michael Frese is a junior researcher/teacher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) and a PhD fellow at the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE). Michael Frese's research focuses on the decentralised enforcement of EU competition law, in particular on the enforcement instruments and procedures available on national level.

Venue and registration

Venue: University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, room E 1.07
Time and Date: Tuesday, 08 February 2011, 13.00 - 14.00

Everybody is warmly invited to join. However, participants are expected to have read the paper in order to to be able to fully engage in the discussion.

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