Private antitrust damages actions and collective redress: Commission takes charge

The European Commission has published its much-awaited proposals on private damages actions. Once transposed, some measures, such as a presumption that cartel conduct leads to harm, will make it easier for claimants to bring antitrust damages actions. Others ensure key protections for defendants, most importantly an absolute ban on disclosure of leniency and settlement submissions. Recommendations on collective redress (spanning antitrust and other areas) could require big changes in many member states…

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