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A new era for antitrust damages claims in the EU? (Apr 2015)


While prevalent in the US, damages claims for antitrust infringements such as cartels are less common in the EU, and tend to cluster in jurisdictions like the UK that have features which facilitate such claims, including extensive requirements for defendants to disclose relevant documents and evidence.

The new EU Damages Directive seeks to harmonise opportunities for victims of infringements of EU antitrust rules to obtain full compensation for the harm they have suffered, in all EU countries. Our Insights into Global Antitrust Trends report explains what changes to expect, and their likely impact for businesses.

Matthew Scully, Antitrust Partner in London, discusses the impact of the new EU Damages Directive

Chris Bates describes the broad principles behind the new EU regulations on short selling

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