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Clifford Chance


New Belgian rules for follow-on damages increase risk of antitrust damages claims

6 November 2017

A bill of 6 June 2017 has implemented Directive 2014/104 on actions for damages for competition law infringements into Belgian law (the "Damages Directive"). The bill, which alters some basic concepts of national liability law, forms part of the new Code of Economic Law. It is to be expected that the law will facilitate bringing follow-on damages claims in Belgium, although certain impediments remain.

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