A French commercial court dismisses a private action claiming compensation for damages caused by antitrust violation, on the basis of a broad interpretation of the passing on defence (Vitamins cartel)

Nanterre Commercial Court (Tribunal de commerce de Nanterre), 11 May 2006, Arkopharma v. Roche and Hoffmann La Roche, n° RG 2004F02643 As compared to the situation in the US, it is well known that private actions are still highly infrequent in Europe generally and in France more specifically. The European Commission is willing to boost private antitrust actions which it perceives as a natural complement to the public enforcement actions and a further deterrent tool in the never-ending battle against cartels. But the road towards effective private antitrust actions in Europe is encumbered by many obstacles. In a green paper published in December 2005, the Commission has identified a number of them and proposed options for facilitating private actions (Green paper on Damages Actions for

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Michel Debroux, A French commercial court dismisses a private action claiming compensation for damages caused by antitrust violation, on the basis of a broad interpretation of the passing on defence (Vitamins cartel), 11 May 2006, e-Competitions May 2006, Art. N° 12129

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