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The Italian Court of Cassation rules on the limitation period of antitrust damages claims in two judgements in the telecommunications (Uno Communications / Telecom Italia / Vodafone Italia)

1.- Introduction By judgements issued on the 27th of February, 2020, No. 5381, and on the 3rd of April 2020, No. 7677, the Italian Court of Cassation (Corte di Cassazione) ruled that the antitrust damages claims brought by Uno Communications S.p.A. against Vodafone Italia S.p.A. and Telecom Italia S.p.A. are definitely time-barred, thus confirming the first instance rulings of the Court of first-instance of Milan and the subsequent rulings of the Milan Court of Appeal. It should be noted that these follow-on actions originate from the proceedings opened by the Italian Antitrust Authority (“IAA”), in 2005, against the main Italian telephone operators (A357 - TELE2/TIM-VODAFONE-WIND). At the end of the investigations, the IAA adopted two different decisions: by the first one, issued on

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Carlotta Frascoli, The Italian Court of Cassation rules on the limitation period of antitrust damages claims in two judgements in the telecommunications (Uno Communications / Telecom Italia / Vodafone Italia), 3 April 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 96028

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