EU Antitrust Reform May Be A State-By-State Matter

Law360, New York (April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On April 3, 2008, the European Commission (“the Commission”) published its long-awaited White Paper setting forth recommendations designed to create an effective private enforcement system for victims of competition law infringements in Europe.[1]

The White Paper represents another attempt by the commission to breathe life into the movement to remove legal and procedural obstacles to civil damage actions for competition law violations in Europe – a possibility which has been touted for many years but has made relatively little progress in practice.

The Commission recognizes that...
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