• Fostering a Competition Culture and Not a Litigation Culture: The Damages White Paper
  • April 21, 2008 | Author: Gillian Sproul
  • Law Firms: Mayer Brown International LLP - London Office; Mayer Brown International LLP - Chicago Office
  • The European Commission's White Paper on private antitrust damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rule was published on 3 April. In it, the Commission consults on 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. It takes the view that this will in turn enhance the deterrence of infringements and make public enforcement of EC competition law more effective. The consultation closes on 15 July 2008.