Private action: The Advocate General Szpunar invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to clarify the conditions under which national courts, seized of private actions for damages, may order the production of evidence contained in the files of the authorities responsible for the implementation of the competition rules in the public sphere (RegioJet)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 5 May 2022, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar delivered his conclusions in Case C-57/21 (RegioJet a.s.) following a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Czech Supreme Court. The present case raises the question of the production of evidence in the files of the authorities responsible for the implementation of the competition rules by the public sphere for the purposes of the implementation of private actions for compensation and thus of the application of article 6 of the "damages" directive. After initial inspections in 2012 by the Czech competition authority that suspected České dráhy, the Czech incumbent rail operator, of abusing its dominant

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Alain Ronzano, Private action: The Advocate General Szpunar invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to clarify the conditions under which national courts, seized of private actions for damages, may order the production of evidence contained in the files of the authorities responsible for the implementation of the competition rules in the public sphere (RegioJet), 5 May 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 106718, www.concurrences.com

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