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Private Litigation Guide

Private competition litigation has spread across the globe, raising specific, complex questions in each jurisdiction. The implementation of the EU Damages Directive in the Member States has furthered the ability of victims of anticompetitive conduct to seek compensation, even as US courts tighten the standards for forming a class action.

The Private Litigation Guide – published by Global Competition Review – includes a section exploring in depth the key themes such as territoriality, causation and proof of damages, that are common to competition litigation around the world. Part 2 contains invaluable summaries of how competition litigation operates in individual jurisdictions, in an accessible question-and-answer manner. Beyond the established sites such as the US, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, experts lay out the scene for competition litigation in countries such as China, Mexico and Israel.

As the editors of this publication note, ‘litigating antitrust or competition claims has become a global matter, requiring coordination among jurisdictions, and requiring counsel and clients to understand the rules and procedures in many different countries and how the approaches of courts differ as to key issues.’

Published December 2019

Part I: Key Issues and Overviews

  1. Competition Cases, Territoriality and Jurisdiction

    Sir Marcus Smith

    UK Competition Appeal Tribunal

  2. Territorial Considerations: the US Perspective

    James L McGinnis and Bevin M B Newman

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

  3. Territorial Considerations: the EU Perspective

    Camilla Sanger and Olga Ladrowska

    Slaughter and May

  4. Collective or Class Actions and Claims Aggregation in the United States

    Eva W Cole and Sean D Meenan

    Winston & Strawn LLP

  5. Collective or Class Actions and Claims Aggregation in the EU: the Claimant’s Perspective

    Dr Till Schreiber and Dr Martin Seegers

    CDC Cartel Damage Claims Consulting SCRL

  6. Collective or Class Actions and Claims Aggregation in the EU: the Defendant’s Perspective

    Francesca Richmond

    Baker McKenzie

  7. Collective or Class Actions and Claims Aggregation in Germany

    Dr Borbàla Dux-Wenzel, Anne Wegner and Dr Florian Schulz

    Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft

  8. Collective or Class Actions and Claims Aggregation in the Netherlands

    C E Schillemans, E M M Besselink and E M R H Vancraybex

    Allen & Overy LLP

  9. Collective or Class Actions and Claims Aggregation in Spain

    Paul Hitchings


  10. Collective or Class Actions and Claims Aggregation in the United Kingdom

    Kim Dietzel, Stephen Wisking, James White, Andrew North and Ruth Allen

    Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  11. The Role of US State Antitrust Enforcement

    Juan A Arteaga and Jordan Ludwig

    Crowell & Moring LLP

  12. Causation and Remoteness: the US Perspective

    Colin Kass and David Munkittrick

    Proskauer Rose LLP

  13. Causation and Remoteness: the EU Perspective

    Helmut Brokelmann and Paloma Martínez-Lage

    Martínez Lage Allendesalazar & Brokelmann

  14. Proving the Fix: Damages

    Michelle M Burtis and Keler Marku

    Charles River Associates

  15. Picking up the Tab: Funding and Costs from the Claimant’s Perspective

    Dr Tilman Makatsch, Markus Hutschneider and Robert Bäuerle

    Deutsche Bahn AG

  16. US Monopolisation Cases

    Barbara Sicalides and Lindsay Breedlove

    Pepper Hamilton LLP

  17. Brazil Overview

    Cristianne Saccab Zarzur, Marcos Pajolla Garrido and Carolina Destailleur G B Bueno

    Pinheiro Neto Advogados

  18. Canada Overview

    Antonio Di Domenico, Vera Toppings and Zohaib Maladwala

    Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

  19. China Overview

    Jet Deng and Ken Dai

    Dentons LLP

  20. Japan Overview

    Madoka Shimada, Kazumaro Kobayashi and Atsushi Kono

    Nishimura & Asahi

  21. Mexico Overview

    Omar Guerrero Rodríguez, Martín Michaus Fernández and Ana Paula Zorrilla Prieto de San Martín

    Hogan Lovells