Damages Litigation In UK Competition Cases

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 3:03 PM EDT) -- Although the ongoing policy discussions aimed at facilitating private competition law actions for damages across Europe have yet to bear significant fruit, the UK has come to be regarded as a relatively claimant-friendly jurisdiction.

Recent case law, however, underlines the fact that there remain a number of cautionary considerations to take into account when assessing the likelihood of a successful damages action in the UK: the regime is still far from fully developed.

The UK as a Forum for Damages Actions

Since around 2004, the European...
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