The European Antitrust Review 2010

Introduction

01 September 2009

It is a pleasure to introduce The European Antitrust Review 2010. Competition policy has enjoyed unprecedented successes in recent years, with the expansion of competition regimes worldwide and a significant increase in enforcement and in advocacy efforts in all jurisdictions. Today competition policy is facing some important challenges in the ongoing financial and economic crisis. The increased pressure on government and business in more difficult economic times has also rightly renewed pressure on competition agencies to deliver effective and efficient decisions which really bring benefits to business and consumers, while ensuring that companies' rights are respected.