The Belgian Parliament implements the EU Damages Directive

Damage Control: The implementation of the EU Damages Directive in Belgium* On 18 May 2017, the Belgian Parliament transposed the EU Damages Directive (the “Directive“) into national law by way of the Act on Damage Claims for Breaches of Competition Law (the “Act“), which was published on 12 June 2017 in the Belgian Official Gazette and came into force on 22 June 2017. The Act inserts several articles as a new Title 3 in Book XVII of the Code of Economic Law, effectively making it only applicable to private enforcement of competition law. It aims to ensure that anyone who has suffered harm from an infringement of competition law has the rights and the procedural tools to obtain full compensation. What’s new? Existence of infringement The binding effect of decisions of the European

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Koen Darding, Ivan Pico, The Belgian Parliament implements the EU Damages Directive, 18 mai 2017, e-Competitions May 2017, Art. N° 84406

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