June 2015

Private Enforcement: A Look at the EU and US Positions

Competition Law Insight
Laurie Webb Daniel
A year ago, the European parliament approved a damages directive as a means to open up private enforcement of competition law in Europe. Naturally, debate ensued over whether this move will Americanize private competition claims in the EU, despite commentary from the European Commission advising that newly authorized proceedings should not adopt measures “such as US-style.

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