The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

Netherlands: Private Antitrust Litigation

The Dutch civil courts continue to provide a popular platform for conducting private antitrust litigation. Substantial and growing activity can be identified in terms of both follow-on damage claims and stand-alone actions. Driving factors include the availability of efficient and relatively expeditious procedures as well as predictability in terms of litigation costs. It is expected that the implementation of the EU Damages Directive (due at the end of 2016) will only encourage this upwards trend.

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