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New EU Directive Promoting Antitrust Damage Claims

Chris Bright, Geert Goeteyn, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Julie Vandenbussche, and James Webber, Shearman & Sterling, Antitrust, Client Publication, December 2014

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Today, the EU considers that those affected by competition law infringement in some Member States are not able to effectively exercise their right to compensation. New EU legislation seeks to address obstacles to successful damages actions and regulate some key aspects of the interaction between public and private enforcement of EU competition law, but despite good intentions, the risk of unintended consequences is large.

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