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The Proposal for a Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions: The European Commission Sets the Stage for Private Enforcement in the European Union

BY | August 12, 2013

Daniele Calisti, Luke Haasbeek, Aug 12, 2013 On June 11, 2013, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions, as well as a Commission Communication and a Practical…

Daniele Calisti, Luke Haasbeek, Aug 12, 2013

On June 11, 2013, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions, as well as a Commission Communication and a Practical Guide on the quantification of antitrust harm. The private enforcement of EU competition law has its roots in 1974, when the ECJ held that the prohibitions laid down in Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty have direct effect. In the landmark judgment from 2001 in Courage v. Crehan, the ECJ more speci

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