Game of pleas: an empirical analysis of the pleas raised in recent EU antitrust cases
This research contains an empirical assessment of the pleas raised in recent EU antitrust cases. It analyses all EU competition law judgments issued between May 2004 and December 2016, which deal with Article 101 or 102 TFEU decisions involving restrivtive practises.
The temporal limitation was chosen to ensure that the case law being analyzed was recent (thus covering a recent time span), manageable, but also extensive. Based on the concept of plea-analysis, commission decisions had to be excluded from the scope of this research, which meant that it only analyzed judgments of the Luxemburg courts (CFI, GC and CJEU).
PhD thesis written by Tom Mennicken.