The UK High Court gives important guidelines as to the standard of proof for claiming damages in competition cases (Arkin)

Arkin v. Borchard Lines Ltd., [2003] All E.R. (D) 173, [2003] EWHC 687 (Comm) (10 April 2003), is important as one of the first damages claims brought in a United Kingdom court for breach of Articles 81 and 82 of the Rome Treaty involving private enforcement of competition law. It was decided by the High Court of Justice, Queens Bench Division, Commercial Court [1]. The case was appealed to the Court of Appeal ([2005] EWCA Civ 655) in relation to the costs aspect of the case. It has established new law in relation to limiting the exposure of professional funders to payment of costs and is regularly quoted in litigation matters. This article deals with the competition law aspects of the case. Mr. Justice Colman used the opportunity to give important guidelines as to the standard of

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Marjorie Holmes, The UK High Court gives important guidelines as to the standard of proof for claiming damages in competition cases (Arkin), 10 avril 2003, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 34951

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