The Belgian Parliament implements a directive on rules governing actions for compensation of damages arising out of anti-competitive practices

Today marks the entry into force of the law which implements Directive No. 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and Council of 26 November 2014 on certain rules governing actions for compensation of damages arising out of anti-competitive practices (the Damages Directive) into the Belgian legal order (the Law on Antitrust Damages). The Law on Antitrust Damages, which was adopted by the Belgian Parliament on 6 June 2017, establishes a specific civil liability regime to facilitate the recovery of damages suffered by victims of anti-competitive practices and introduces a number of claimant-friendly changes to the generally applicable liability regime in Belgium, such as a presumption that cartels cause harm, specific rules on the passing-on of cartel overcharges and the disclosure of

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)
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Olivier Vanhulst, Amaryllis Müller, Thomas Janssens, Laurent Garzaniti, Tone Oeyen, The Belgian Parliament implements a directive on rules governing actions for compensation of damages arising out of anti-competitive practices, 6 June 2017, e-Competitions June 2017, Art. N° 94460

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