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The next battleground for competition lawyers

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The vociferations of EU lawyers against alleged prosecutorial/decisional biases, criminal nature of the fines system, etc., will soon be put to the test.

Last week, the Commission proposed negotiation directives for the Union’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). This means that acts of the EU institutions, including Commission decisions and rulings of the EU courts in the field of competition law might soon become challengeable in Strasbourg, for violation of the convention.

I suspect the judges in Luxemburg will not be happy about this.

Thanks to C. Bergqvist for the pointer.

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Written by Nicolas Petit

23 March 2010 at 12:33 pm