The EU Parliament approves the Commission’s proposal for a new directive that will harmonise national rules in order to make it easier for consumers and businesses to recover damages for competition law infringements

Significant developments in private enforcement of competition law – EU Parliament passes Commission’s Directive* Co-authored by Boris Bronfentrinker and Lesley Hannah, Hausfeld LLP On 17 April 2014, a major step was taken in facilitating the pursuit of cartel damages claims across Europe. The European Parliament approved the European Commission’s proposal for a new Directive that will harmonise national rules in order to make it easier for consumers and businesses to recover damages for competition law infringements. Once the Directive has been officially adopted, Member States will have two years to implement the provisions in their legal systems.

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Boris Bronfentrinker, Lesley Hannah, The EU Parliament approves the Commission’s proposal for a new directive that will harmonise national rules in order to make it easier for consumers and businesses to recover damages for competition law infringements, 17 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2014, Art. N° 66327

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