Private Damages in Brazil: Early Beginnings, Big Stumbling Blocks

Private Damages in Brazil: Early Beginnings, Big Stumbling Blocks

By Ana Paula Martinez & Mariana Tavares de Araujo Private antitrust enforcement in Brazil has been on the rise over the past six years. This may be due to such reasons as the global trend of antitrust authorities encouraging damage litigation by potential injured parties; the growing number of infringement decisions issued by Brazil’s antitrust agency, […]

Antitrust Damages Claims: is Mexico in The Right Path?

Antitrust Damages Claims: is Mexico in The Right Path?

By Miguel Flores & Abel Rivera Never in the history of Mexico has an individual antitrust damages claim been successful. However, in May 2014, the new Federal Law on Economic Competition (FLEC) provided clearer criteria for when and how a claim of antitrust damages may be carried, this brings new hope in the system. Nonetheless, to […]

Private Damages and Collective Redress in the EU — where do we stand a year after the introduction of the EU Damages Directive?

Private Damages and Collective Redress in the EU — where do we stand a year after the introduction of the EU Damages Directive?

By Pontus Lindfelt & Sophie Sahlin The EU Member States now have a bit less than a year left to implement the Damages Directive. In some jurisdictions, the implementation of the Directive will require significant amendments to the current regimes. For instance, the presumption that a cartel infringement causes harm is a novelty in many […]

The development of private enforcement regarding damages actions in Chile

The development of private enforcement regarding damages actions in Chile

By Nicolás Lewin and Francisco Borquez The Chilean damages actions originated in competition infractions are emerging in Chile. Yet, there are some amendments and corrections that are needed for the perfection of the system. For instance, those related to the passing on defense and indirect purchasers.

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