The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs publishes a ministerial draft of the ninth amendment to the German Act against restraints of competition

On July 1, 2016, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs published the ministerial draft of the 9th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (the “Draft”). [1] The Draft implements the European Union directive governing actions for damages for infringements of competition rules (“EU Damages Directive”). [2] The Draft still has to be approved by the German government (which is only a formality), and will afterwards be presented to the German parliament, which will very likely make a number of modifications. In any event, Germany has to implement the Damages Directive by December 27, 2016. EU Damages Directive The purpose of the EU Damages Directive is to ensure that anyone can claim compensation for harm caused by a competition law infringement. It establishes

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Alex Petrasincu, The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs publishes a ministerial draft of the ninth amendment to the German Act against restraints of competition, 1 July 2016, e-Competitions July 2016, Art. N° 96519

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