About the book:
Companies in Europe and Japan are increasingly the
target of private antitrust litigation. These lawsuits
are being facilitated by favorable case law, legislative
changes and a growing awareness of antitrust
remedies in all layers of society.
This book analyzes and compares this burgeoning
area of litigation in the European Union and Japan. It
analyzes the legal framework for these lawsuits and
takes stock of the hundreds of cases that have been
brought in Japan and the EU in recent years. It also
examines the novel contexts in which private litigants
are invoking antitrust violations, such as in derivative
suits and in actions to challenge arbitral awards. Finally,
it assesses the impact of private litigation on the
enforcement of antitrust law and shows how Japan’s
experience can be useful for Europe and vice versa in
shaping future reforms.
About the contents:
Table of Contents
About the author(s):
Simon Vande Walle is a research fellow of the Japan
Society for the Promotion of Science at the University
of Tokyo. He holds law degrees from Kyushu University
(LL.D.), Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.) and
the University of Leuven (Master of Laws). Previously,
he worked as a lawyer at Linklaters in Brussels, where
he specialized in litigation and was closely involved in
several major private antitrust cases.
Christopher Heath in Journal of Japanese Law:
„Bemerkenswert an der vorliegenden Arbeit sind die profunde Auseinandersetzung mit japanischen Quellen, der klare Aufbau, die gute Lesbarkeit und analytische Prägnanz. Wer ein Vorbild für die Abfassung einer Dissertation zum japanischen Recht sucht, sollte das Buch von Vande Walle zur Hand nehmen“.