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Private enforcement claims: are they a risk for consumers and businesses?

The last five years has seen those involved in the development of private damages enforcement in the competition field in the EU and UK participating in innumarable national and international debates, consultations and conferences aimed at defining a distinctively EU private enforcement procedure for consumers and businesses who have suffered significant losses as a result of long periods of cartel activity.  In conducting this programme of reform, the interests of consumers and of business have been treated largely as separate entities, warranting differing approaches to proposed new recovery mechanisms, with consumers viewed as requring a greater degree of legal protection.

Practice Areas: Antitrust / Competition, Civil and Human Rights

 

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