Community law with regard to the administrative and procedural legal protection of competitors against acts and omissions of the EC Commission has so far been presented only incompletely and in an unorganized manner.This monograph fills an essential gap by identifying numerous individual areas of EC economic administrative law and the area-specific differences and commonalities. The first focus of this work is the legal interactions between Community and Member State legal protection of competing third parties. In a second focus, Nowak demonstrates that the protection of competing third parties on the level of Community law is to be distinguished from the more general problem of the protection of third parties due to the fundamental rights of competing third parties. In this way, a self-contained dogmatics of the protection of competitors under Community law is developed.

The volume is aimed at companies, their legal advisors, and bodies concerned with the enforcement of European competition law.