The EU Court of Justice rules on scope of national limitation period in light of Damages Directive (Sport TV)

On 28 March 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) ruled on a preliminary reference from a Portuguese court on the scope of the Portuguese limitation period in light of Directive 2014/104 on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the European Union (the “Damages Directive”). By way of background, in June 2013, the Portuguese Competition Authority (“PCA”) held that Sport TV had abused its dominant position within the meaning of both Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of

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Martin Favart, The EU Court of Justice rules on scope of national limitation period in light of Damages Directive (Sport TV), 28 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2019, Art. N° 90360

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