Dr. Niklas Brueggemann is a policy officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), Unit A4 – ECN & Private Enforcement. Prior to joining DG COMP in January 2021, he worked as a lawyer in the antitrust and competition practice group of an international law firm from 2018 to 2020. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munich and publishes frequently on all aspects of German and European competition law as well as private international law.
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The latest amendments provide new criminal gun jumping rules, broaden the standard of review, and expand EU-wide cooperation Key Points: New gun jumping rules prohibit certain pre-closing cooperation as well as information exchanges and provide for significant fines and criminal sanctions. (...)
In 2021, the European Court of Justice handed down an important judgment on private enforcement in Europe. It held that a claimant for damages in a cartel action can sue the subsidiary of the offender. In reaching this conclusion, the Court relied on the concept of undertaking, as developed by (...)