Vasil Savov

CDC Cartel Damage Claims (Brussels)
Member of the Management Board and Executive Director (Luxembourg)

Vasil is the executive director of CDC Cartel Damage Claims in Luxembourg. He is considered as one of the most experienced legal experts in the field of European private antitrust enforcement due to his involvement in some of the largest damages cases in Europe. Prior to joining CDC, Vasil worked as a Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission within the team in charge of the European Union actions for damages, including those resulting from antitrust infringements. He started his professional career as a clerk at the chambers of a judge from the EU General Court. In addition to his legal advice and litigation activities, Vasil has significantly contributed to the process on the adoption and implementation of the Antitrust Damages Directive. Vasil graduated in private law at University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg and holds an LL.M in European law and litigation from the University of Luxembourg as well as a diploma in business law from University College Cork, Ireland.


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CDC Cartel Damage Claims (Brussels)
French Constitutional Council (Paris)
Ministère de la Justice (Paris)
Paris Court of Appeal
Tribunal de commerce de Paris
DG COMP (Brussels)
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole


Vasil Savov (CDC Cartel Damage Claims)
Vasil Savov 29 March 2018 Paris
Vasil Savov - Transposition de la directive Dommages - 10 mars 2017
Vasil Savov 10 March 2017 Paris


6525 Bulletin

Till Schreiber, Vasil Savov Advocate General Szpunar renders an opinion on publication of information about the functioning of an illegal cartel acquired via leniency statements (Evonik Degussa)


Presenting public knowledge: Leniency programmes and cartels* By his opinion of 21 July 2016 in Case C-162/15 P, Evonik Degussa, Advocate General (AG) Maciej Szpunar of the EU Court of Justice confirmed that information on the functioning of a clandestine cartel, even when it originates from (...)

Vasil Savov The EU Court of Justice gives a clear indication that sufficiently substantiated requests for access to documents from cartel victims are a matter of public interest (EnBW)


On 9 November 2007, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (“EnBW”) sought from the European Commission (“Commission”), on the basis of Regulation No 1049/2001 (the “Regulation”), access to all documents in the file relating to the proceeding that led to the adoption of the Gas insulated switchgear decision (...)

Vasil Savov The AG Kokott of the EU Cout of Justice states that the law of the EU precludes domestic legislation which categorically excludes any civil liability of undertakings belonging to a cartel for umbrella damages (KONE)


Advocate General Kokott stated that the law of the European Union precludes the interpretation and application of domestic legislation enacted by a Member State which categorically excludes any civil liability of undertakings belonging to a cartel for loss resulting from the fact that an (...)

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