Fostering A Competition Culture, Not A Litigation One

Law360, New York (May 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission’s White Paper on private antitrust damages actions for breach of the EC’s antitrust rule was published on April 3, 2008. In it, the EC addresses a number of policy proposals designed to improve the availability of full compensation for loss resulting from an infringement of the EC prohibitions on anti-competitive agreements and abuse of market dominance.

The EC takes the view that this will, in turn, enhance the deterrence of infringements and make public enforcement of EC competition law more effective. The White...
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