The Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions and Its role in the Future Enforcement of the EU Antitrust Rules

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniele Calisti, Luke Haasbeek, Jan 22, 2015 At the end of 2014, acting on a 2013 Commission proposal, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions. This legislative act introduces a set of rules, aimed at increasing the effectiveness […]

The Antitrust Damages Directive—Too Little, Too Late

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Sebastian Peyer, Jan 21, 2015 The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the European Union was finally […]

The Antitrust Damages Directive: The Ideal of Just Compensation and the Primacy of Public Enforcement

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Veljko Milutinovic, Jan 21, 2015 The subject of this paper is the recently enacted Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member […]

The EU Directive on Antitrust Actions for Damages and Its Side-Effects on Civil Procedure in the European Union

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Stefano Grassani, Jan 21, 2015 Many commentators have addressed the impact of the recent EU Directive on antitrust damages actions (“Directive”) in direct relation with the highly controversial issue of the extent to which plaintiffs should be granted access to the files held […]

The Appearance of an EU Level Playing Field in the Area of Private Antitrust Enforcement Actions

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Laurent Geelhand, Jan 21, 2015 During the course of the past decade, the European Commission has been fine-tuning proposals in order to create a workable and efficient private enforcement regime via the pursuit of damages actions before EU Member State Courts. The approval […]

A Fleet Without a Captain? Taking Stock of European Antitrust Litigation Post EU Directive

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Hans Friederiszick, Michael Rauber, Jan 21, 2015 Private antitrust enforcement and cartel damages actions are on the rise, with a concentration of damages actions in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. To facilitate this development, the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages was adopted […]

The 2014 Directive on Private Enforcement—Looking Back and Looking Forward

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Andreas Reindl, Jan 21, 2015 The Directive on Private Enforcement was formally adopted in late 2014 after a smooth and largely uncontroversial legislative process, and less than two years after the European Commission published its initial proposal. The quick adoption of the final text […]

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