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The draft directive on antitrust damages Actions and its likely effects on national Law

The draft directive on antitrust damages Actions and its likely effects on national Law

31.12.2014 NL law

On 11 June 2013, the European Commission introduced a draft Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions (the “Draft Directive”).2 The Draft Directive contains far-reaching proposals to facilitate antitrust damages actions in the EU Member States. Jeroen Kortmann, lawyer at Stibbe in Amsterdam and professor European Tort Law at the University of Amsterdam, discusses the Draft Directive and its likely effects on nation law. This article has been published in The The Influence of EU Law on National Private Law - General Part (2014). 

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