The European Antitrust Review 2015

United Kingdom: Private Antitrust Litigation

Introduction1 Private enforcement of competition laws has long been viewed by regulators as a complement to public enforcement, and the principle that victims of anti-competitive conduct are entitled to compensation for the harm they have suffered is well established in law.2 For many years, commentators have been anticipating a rapid increase in the level of private antitrust litigation, but in reality the floodgates have yet to open.

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