The EU Court of Justice renders its first judgement on jurisdiction in competition damages actions (Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Hydrogen Peroxide)

Jurisdiction in competition damages actions: a first word from the CJEU* C-352/13 Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Hydrogen Peroxide was the CJEU’s first judgment on the application of the Brussels I Regulation (44/2001) to competition damages claims. The case fell to be decided in the context of the EU’s various new measures to encourage private enforcement. The Advocate General was not convinced that this policy focus could be reflected in Brussels I – he considered that the Regulation was “not fully geared towards ensuring effective private implementation of the Union’s competition law” (at [8]). However, the CJEU embraced the challenge, and provided an interpretation of Brussels I that will do much to encourage private enforcement. The essential background was the Commission’s Decision that

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  • Blackstone Chambers (London)

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Daniel Cashman, The EU Court of Justice renders its first judgement on jurisdiction in competition damages actions (Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Hydrogen Peroxide), 21 mai 2015, e-Competitions May 2015, Art. N° 75683

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