The European Commission publishes a Practical Guide to the quantification of harm

Actions for damages – a Practical Guide to the quantification of harm* Together with the publication of its proposed legislation to facilitate damage claims, the Commission has published a Practical Guide to the quantification of harm arising from infringements of the competition rules. The Practical Guide was published in draft form in 2011 (as draft Guidance Paper). Subject to a small number of additions, the changes relative to the draft are minimal – in essence, the Guide is very much the same document as the 2011 draft. The Guide discusses a number of methods and techniques that can be used to assess damages, and also explains how these can be applied in practice. The Guide covers both damages arising from a rise in prices (typically caused by cartels) and damages arising from

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Jan Peter van der Veer, The European Commission publishes a Practical Guide to the quantification of harm, 11 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 53381

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