The EU Parliament and the EU Council formally adopt the Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions

The EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions was formally adopted by the European Parliament and the EU Council on 26 November 2014 and was published in the Official Journal on 5 December 2014. The 28 EU Member States are required to adapt their national laws and procedures in line with the Directive’s provisions by 27 December 2016 at the latest. Adaptations made in order to comply with the Directive’s substantive provisions may not have retroactive effect. So far, antitrust damages actions in the European Union are concentrated mainly in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands, because the national laws and procedures of these countries are more favourable to claimants. The Directive’s objective is to ensure that claimants can rely on a minimum level of substantive and

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Lionel Lesur, Wilko Van Weert, Veronica Pinotti, The EU Parliament and the EU Council formally adopt the Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions, 26 November 2014, e-Competitions November 2014, Art. N° 71525

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