The EU Commission proposes a directive establishing uniform rules on civil actions for competition damages

Private enforcement: the Commission speaks at last* The trio of documents published by the Commission last week mark an important moment in private competition enforcement in the EU. After years of debate and consultation, it is now clear that, whilst the Commission is determined to take some important steps to assist claimants in private actions, it is not prepared to bring about the sorts of fundamental changes which would be needed to realise the full potential of private enforcement. The three documents each deserve close scrutiny. This blog is intended only to provide a broad overview. First is a Communication from the Commission on how to quantify harm in competition damages actions [1]. It is accompanied by a 69-page practical guide. This document, whilst not as momentous as

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Tristan Jones, The EU Commission proposes a directive establishing uniform rules on civil actions for competition damages, 11 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 57649

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