𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗖𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗸? 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿-𝗮𝗻𝘅𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗽𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 – After the entry into force of Royal Decree-Law 9/2017 of 26 May 2017, which implemented EU’s Directive 2014/104 on actions for damages under Spanish law for breach of competition law, Spain is undoubtedly the one jurisdiction that has seen the most significant increase in legal claims in respect of this particular type of civil dispute.
This paper “𝗖𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗸?” focuses on two last decisions regarding the so-called “𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗸 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗹” which essentially resolved stand-alone and follow-on actions against some of the most relevant diary companies in the country. Interestingly, the two claims were dismissed for different reasons examined in the article.
Thanks to Alan Riley and 𝗟𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗱’𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝘄 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 for their kind invite againGoyo
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