Our Research

While Jens-Uwe Franck's research focus is on competition law, research projects regularly focus on cross-cutting issues and therefore also concern banking law and securities regulation as well as consumer protection law. His research is characterized by a comparative approach, a focus on the role of private and commercial law as an element of the European Single Market as well as an openness to interdisciplinary research, in particular to collaboration with economists.

Current research projects focus on the law of antitrust damages and the challenges to market regulation posed by the rise of digital platforms. Jens-Uwe Franck acts as project manager in the field of “Platform markets” within the CRC Transregio 224.

Working papers

Current Publications

Selected Publications


  • Marktordnung durch Haftung, Mohr Siebeck (Tübingen) 2016
  • Europäisches Absatzrecht, de Gruyter (Berlin) 2006

Article-by-Article Commentary

  • GWB Vor §§ 33–34a, §§ 33–33f und § 33h [Kartellschadensersatzrecht] in Immenga/Mestmäcker, Wettbewerbsrecht, ed. by Torsten Körber, Heike Schweitzer and Daniel Zimmer, Band 2. GWB, 6th ed. 2020, C. H. Beck (München) 2020, 1064–1200, 1246–1266

Journal Articles

  • What is ‘Competition Law’? – Measuring EU Member States’ Leeway to Regulate Platform-to-Business Agreements, Yearbook of European Law [YEL] 39 (2020), 320–386 (with Nils Stock) [Preprint]
  • Cartel Effects and Component Makers‘ Right to Damages, World Competition Law and Economics Review 43 (2020), 209–240 (with Martin Peitz)
  • Ein Solitär wird geschrumpft: Von der Neuvermessung der Kartellbetroffenheit, Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis [WRP] 2020, 536–540
  • Striking a Balance of Power between the Court of Justice and the EU Legislature: The Law on Competition Damages Actions as a Paradigm, European Law Review [ELRev] 43 (2018), 837–857
  • Suppliers as Forgotten Cartel Victims, NYU Journal of Law & Business [NYU JLB] 15 (2018), 17–59 (with Martin Peitz)
  • Rights, remedies, and effective enforcement in air transportation: Ruijssenaars, Common Market Law Review [CMLRev] 54 (2017), 1867–1886 
  • Zwischen Marktordnung und Interessenausgleich: Pauschalierung von Kartellschäden und AGB-Recht, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Handelsrecht [ZHR] 181 (2017), 955–1006
  • Eine Frage des Zusammenhangs: Marktbeherrschungsmissbrauch durch rechtswidrige Konditionen, Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht [ZWeR] 2016, 137–164
  • Umbrella Pricing and Cartel Damages under EU Competition Law, European Competition Journal [Eur. Comp. J.] 11 (2015), 135–167 [Preprint]
  • Endogenous Price Commitment, Sticky and Leadership Pricing: Evidence from the Italian Petrol Market (with Patrick Andreoli-Versbach), International Journal of Industrial Organization [Int. J. Ind. Organ.] 40 (2015), 32–48
  • Econometric Evidence to Target Tacit Collusion in Oligopolistic Markets (with Patrick Andreoli-Versbach), Journal of Competition Law and Economics [J. Comp. L. & Econ.] 11 (2015), 463–492
  • Marktverhältnisse als Gegenstand vorvertraglicher Informationsordnung – Vom Recht, Kartellrechtsbrüche zu verschweigen, Archiv für die civilistische Praxis [AcP] 213 (2013), 222–265
  • Defects in Consent: An Assessment of Chapter Five of the Proposal for a Common European Sales Law (with Thomas Ackermann), European Review of Contract Law [ERCL] 2012, 113–138
  • Zum Schutz des Produktimages im selektiven Vertrieb, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb [WuW] 2010, 772–786
  • ‘So Hedge Therefore, Who Join Forever’: Understanding the Interrelation of No-Fault Divorce and Premarital Contracts, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family [Int’l. J. L. Pol. & Fam.] 23 (2009), 235–276 [Preprint]

Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • Private Enforcement in Germany, in Private Enforcement of European Competition and State Aid Law, ed. by Ferdinand Wollenschläger, Wolfgang Wurmnest und Thomas M.J. Möllers, Wolters Kluwer (Alphen aan den Rijn) 2020, 77–116 [Preprint]
  • Schutz der Robo Advisor vor Marktbarrieren: Zugriffsrechte auf Bankenschnittstellen, in Rechtshandbuch Robo Advice, ed. by Dimitrios Linardatos, C. H. Beck (München) 2020, 284–323 (with Dimitrios Linardatos) [Preprint]
  • Wettbewerbsschutz durch Kartellrecht: Normative Grenzen einer am ökonomischen Anspruch ausgerichteten Marktordnung, in Recht und Ökonomie, ed. by Justus Haucap und Oliver Budzinski, Nomos (Baden-Baden) 2020, S. 235–271
  • Private Enforcement versus Public Enforcement, in Law of Remedies. A European Perspective, ed. by Franz Hofmann and Franziska Kurz, Intersentia (Cambridge) 2019, 107–131 [Preprint]
  • Law Making and Adjudication for the Internal Market: The Role of Economic Reasoning, in European Legal Method, ed. by Karl Riesenhuber, Intersentia (Cambridge/Antwerp/Portland) 2017, 87–112
  • Erb- und Familienrecht (§ 13) and Machtquellen: Grundlagen privater Machtpositionen (§ 20), in Private Macht, ed. by Florian Möslein, Mohr Siebeck (Tübingen), 2016, 309–351 and 529–562
  • Chapter 4: Validity, in European Contract Law and German Law (with Thomas Ackermann), ed. by Stefan Leible and Matthias Lehmann, Kluwer Law International (Alphen aan den Rijn) 2014, 167–274
  • Homo Economicus, Behavioural Sciences, and Economic Regulation: On the Concept of Man in Internal Market Regulation and its Normative Basis (with Kai Purnhagen), in Law and Economics in Europe. Foundations and Applications, ed. by Klaus Mathis, Springer Science (Dordrecht/Heidelberg/London/New York) 2014, 323–358 [Preprint]