The EU Court of Justice clarifies the temporal scope of the Damages Directive (Volvo / DAF Trucks)

On 22 June 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) clarified the temporal application of the Directive 2014/104/EU of 26 November 2014 on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions (“Damages Directive”) to actions for damages brought after its entry into force and relating to infringements of competition law that ceased before its entry into force (Case C-267/20, Volvo and DAF Trucks). Following the decision of the European Commission (“Commission”) of 19 July 2016 finding that DAF, Volvo and other truck manufacturers participated in a cartel between 1997 and 2011, an unnamed claimant filed an action for damages against Volvo and DAF before a Spanish commercial court in April 2018. In the context of

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Charlotte de Meeûs, The EU Court of Justice clarifies the temporal scope of the Damages Directive (Volvo / DAF Trucks), 22 June 2022, e-Competitions August 2022, Art. N° 107667

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