Enforcing Anti-Trust Damages In Austria

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Recent amendments to the Austrian Anti-Trust Act in May 2017 aim to enhance private enforcement.

What has changed? In short:

  • Improved access to confidential information for claimants / new disclosure rules
  • Presumption that the cartel caused harm
  • Passing-on defence effective / preferential treatment for claims from indirect purchasers,
  • Longer limitation period.

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