The European Commission adopts proposal on antitrust damages actions

European Commission adopts Proposal on Antitrust Damages Actions* On 11 June 2013, the European Commission (Commission) adopted a proposal for a Directive on antitrust damages actions. The proposal’s objective is to ensure the effective exercise of the EU right to compensation for harm suffered as a result of competition law infringement. It will ensure that victims can effectively bring damages actions before national courts. Victims of EU competition law infringements theoretically have a right under EU law to obtain compensation for the harm suffered. However, procedural obstacles under national law and legal uncertainty mean that victims rarely achieve civil justice. The proposal sets out a number of measures to facilitate

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European Competition Network Brief, The European Commission adopts proposal on antitrust damages actions, 11 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 53345

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