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Study on the conditions of claims for damages in case of infringement of EC competition rules
A Study on the condition on claim for damages was undertaken by the law firm Ashurst, pursuant to a tender carried out by the Commission, to identify and analyse the obstacles to successful action for damages existing in the Member States of European Union. The study found that levels of private enforcement through damages claims in Europe are currently very low. The study has found that not only is there "total underdevelopment" of actions for damages for breach of EC competition law, but there is also "astonishing diversity" in the approaches taken by the Member States.
Disclaimer: This report was produced by Ashurst for the Competition DG and represents its authors' views on the subject matter. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the Commission's or DG Competition's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this report, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof