The EU Commission provides helpful guidance to national judges on the disclosure of confidential information in competition law private enforcement cases

On 20 July 2020 the European Commission has adopted a non-binding Communication providing guidance to national judges on how to handle the disclosure of confidential information in proceedings for competition law private enforcement. The Communication, which contains a non-binding definition of “confidential information” [1] from the EU case law, offers guidance to national judges, by further clarifying the measures that shall be taken when dealing with the disclosure of confidential information. Now Italian judges have a very helpful guidance for the interpretation and application to the single case of the existing rules and of the measures set forth therein for the protection of confidential information (e.g. the possibility of (i) redacting sensitive passages in documents, (ii)

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Sabrina Borocci, Christian Di Mauro, Luigi Nascimbene, Claudio Pasina, The EU Commission provides helpful guidance to national judges on the disclosure of confidential information in competition law private enforcement cases, 20 July 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96488

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