E.C. Defends Evolving Approach To Antitrust Law

Law360 (April 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While speaking to a group of lawyers and delegates in Washington, D.C., European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes defended her drive to import “alien American concepts” of antitrust law into Europe’s evolving legal system.

Kroes’ comments, made during the American Bar Association’s 2006 Spring Meeting of the Section of Antitrust Law, concentrated on the most controversial competition issues facing E.U. member states, including the use of private damages actions.

“[I]t would be a sign of arrogance if Europe did not look at the U.S. antitrust damages...
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