The Belgian Administration implements the EU Damages Directive

On 12 June 2017, the Act implementing the EU Damages Directive into Belgian law was published in the Belgian State Gazette. The Act adds a new chapter to the Belgian Code of Economic Law. The EU Damages Directive (Directive 2014/104/EU, the Directive) sets out rules which must ensure that anyone who has suffered harm caused by an infringement of competition law can effectively exercise the right to claim full compensation for that harm. The Directive seeks to establish a level playing field throughout the EU and includes provisions on disclosure of evidence, proof of infringement, passing-on of overcharges, liability and the effect of decisions of national competition authorities. The Directive was implemented by introducing a new chapter in the Belgian Code of Economic Law, which

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Koen Platteau, Geneviève Borremans, Nina Mampaey, The Belgian Administration implements the EU Damages Directive, 12 June 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2017, Art. N° 84414

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