A Comparative View of the Implementation of the EU Antitrust Damages Directive in Sixteen Member States

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This paper looks at the implementation of the Directive UE 2014/104 in sixteen Member States (MS): Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. It analyses the context in which the implementation took place and the process that lead to the adoption of measures in national law to transpose the Directive. It looks and compares the substantive and temporal scope of the national provisions in those MS. Finally, the solutions followed by each of those MS in addressing the several issues raised by the Directive (liability and compensation, joint liability, statute of limitations, quantification of harm, passing-on defence and indirect purchasers claims, access to evidence, specialized courts and collective redress).