The French Government has just implemented the Damages Directive by way of order No. 2017 -303 (the Order). The Order establishes a specific civil liability regime to facilitate the recovery of damages suffered by victims of anti-competitive practices. In a nutshell, what are the main characteristics of this new liability regime? New provisions of the French Commercial Code state that “any natural or legal person which forms an enterprise or a body” causing damage, may be held liable by an alleged victim of anti-competitive practices under either European or French competition law. (This wording may create issues with regard to concepts that are specific to competition law (such as the notion of enterprise) and those of civil liability.) Regarding the relevant practices, the new
The French Government implements the damages directive by way of an order which establishes a specific civil liability regime to facilitate the recovery of damages suffered by victims of anti-competitive practices
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