Tuesday, 28 May 2013
After years of discussion across the EU antitrust community, Joaquín Almunia, the European Commission’s competition commissioner, today confirmed he will submit proposals to introduce an EU-wide private antitrust enforcement system through the European parliament’s legislative process.
Friday, 15 March 2013
New legislation has been proposed in Korea to open the door to private antitrust damages lawsuits, a Fair Trade Commission official announced today. Faaez Samadi in Singapore
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Chemical company BASF today won the dismissal of a private antitrust damages lawsuit in the UK Supreme Court’s first ruling on a competition law case.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Italy’s Antitrust Authority has asked the country’s government to grant leniency applicants full immunity from criminal actions and partial immunity from follow-on claims for damages.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Finland’s largest ever damages claim trial for a competition infringement has started, as the country’s government and several municipalities demand €120 million in compensation from an asphalt cartel.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
A German appellate court has refused to disclose a leniency application to potential claimants for follow-on damages in a coffee cartel case, confirming a lower court’s approach to the Pfleiderer ruling.
Thursday, 2 August 2012
The Court of Appeal of England & Wales has overturned a Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) decision that limited the timespan for private plaintiffs to bring follow-on claims against a participant in the graphite cartel.
Monday, 9 July 2012
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has handed out its first follow-on damages for a competition violation to a former rival of Cardiff Bus, although it slashed the amount from around £50 million to less than £100,000.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Cruz Villalón, one of the European Court of Justice’s advocates general, has urged the court to allow the European Commission to sue cartelists for damages as a customer of the cartel, even if it has already fined them as Europe’s antitrust watchdog.
Premium Article • Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Paris’ Commercial Court has stayed a claim for damages by telecoms company Digicel against France Telecom until the Court of Appeal rules on whether the defendant abused its dominant position.
Premium Article • Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Disparity over the binding effects of national competition authority decisions continues to present obstacles for private damages claimants in Europe, according to a leading competition lawyer. Faaez Samadi in London
Premium Article • Thursday, 16 June 2011
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in favour of cartel victims gaining access to leniency documents, if a country’s national law permits it.
Premium Article • Monday, 6 June 2011
British Columbia’s Supreme Court will hear a private lawsuit accusing De Beers, the world’s largest supplier of rough diamonds, of price fixing in the region.
Premium Article • Tuesday, 22 March 2011
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed an antitrust damages claim against French motor parts manufacturer Mersen.
Premium Article • Tuesday, 4 January 2011
France could have to pay compensation to two companies after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a law governing dawn raids breached the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.