Jolling de Pree en Daan Beenders comment on developments in cartel damages proceedings

December 10, 2014

In Competition Policy International, Jolling de Pree and Daan Beenders comment on the latest developments in cartel damages in the Netherlands. While the European Commission is making progress on the cartel damages Directive, the Netherlands appears to have developed into an attractive jurisdiction for cartel damages proceedings.

Dutch courts seize jurisdiction easily and legal costs are capped. Furthermore, most Dutch courts intend to keep up the pace in proceedings.


Damages actions are currently pending in the Netherlands against cartels in regard of paraffin wax, sodium chlorate, elevators, airfreight, gas insulated switch gearand beer. Below, a non-­‐exhaustive overview is provided of how Dutch courts have dealt with cartel damages claims so far.


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Source: Competition Policy International, Inc. Copyright © 2014.
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