The Luxembourg Government strengthens the competition law by the entry into force of the law aiming at assisting victims of anti-competitive practices in bringing actions for damages before the civil courts

Anti-competitive practices: compensation for victims by civil courts made easier On 7 December 2016, competition law in Luxembourg was considerably strengthened by the entry into force of the law implementing EU Directive 2014/104, which is aimed at assisting victims of anti-competitive practices (cartel or concerted practice, agreement, other anti-competitive arrangement, abuse of a dominant position) in bringing actions for damages before the civil courts. This new law introduces several important provisions which will help victims to more easily establish the fault, i.e. the illegality of the conduct, of an undertaking which has infringed the rules of competition and quantify the harm suffered. Establishing

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Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch, The Luxembourg Government strengthens the competition law by the entry into force of the law aiming at assisting victims of anti-competitive practices in bringing actions for damages before the civil courts, 5 December 2016, e-Competitions December 2016, Art. N° 100742

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