Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Antitrust Figure of the Day

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Heard through the grapevine. At a recent conference, someone close to the General Court mentioned that the average total cost of a judgment would be in the ballpark of €240,000 (!). Don’t know how this figure was calculated, but this ain’t cheap justice to me.

I remind our readers that the average duration of competition proceedings before the Court is 50 months.

Written by Nicolas Petit

22 November 2012 at 11:21 am

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  1. Few days ago I obtained the same amount dividing the annual budget of the Court (€ 348.300.000) by the number of cases decided by the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal (1518). And I came to the same conclusion: no cheap justice.


    22 November 2012 at 11:51 am

  2. See page 15 et seqq. of for details on the Court’s expenditures. Two-thirds of the Court’s expenditures relate to remunerations and other entitlements for support staff (= staff excluding judges, AGs and registrars). Half of the staff are categorized as linguistic services (which makes it difficult to compare the costs to national courts).


    22 November 2012 at 2:24 pm

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