The Commercial Courts of Barcelona and Madrid render judgements in follow-on suits against a cartel in the envelopes market (Sobres de Papel)

Update on damages claims in Spain - paper envelope cartel damages recovery. Several rulings have been issued by Spanish lower courts shedding light on key aspects of antitrust damages claims, such as the treatment of evidence concerning the calculation of compensation for damages. Also the discussions on statute of limitations and joint and several liability are relevant. The rulings result from follow-on claims stemming from a National Markets and Competition Commission (NMCC )’s Decision fining 15 paper companies with a total of €44 million for bid-rigging, sharing customers and fixing the prices of envelopes on March 2013 (Decision of 25 March 2013, SOBRES DE PAPEL , case S/0316/10 (Decision )). To date, first instance commercial Courts have rendered seven Judgments: two in Madrid

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  • Callol, Coca & Asociados (Madrid)
  • Callol, Coca & Asociados (Madrid)
  • Callol, Coca & Asociados (Madrid)

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Pedro Callol, Jorge Manzarbeitia, Enrique Fayos, The Commercial Courts of Barcelona and Madrid render judgements in follow-on suits against a cartel in the envelopes market (Sobres de Papel), 10 septembre 2018, e-Competitions September 2018, Art. N° 89377

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