Winter 2015, Volume 1, Number 1
Antitrust Chronicle – Private Enforcement in the EU
There have been significant antitrust development in the EU: the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages was adopted in November 2014, requiring Member States to implement it in their legal systems by December 27, 2016, with a view to strengthen private enforcement. So far, on account of many factors, the EU’s track record of private enforcement of competition rules has been rather staid. Thus, the EU Directive attempts to optimize the EU competition rules and harmonize EU and national laws on the matter, with a view to ensuring that the victims of antitrust infringements get just compensation.