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European Commission launches consultation on draft disclosure guidelines

31 July 2019

Prof. Suzanne Rab

Zenith's Suzanne Rab writes:

The European Commission has published draft guidelines on how national courts in the EU should disclose confidential information in private competition law damages claims.

The Commission intends that the communication will provide practical guidance to courts on the disclosure of commercial information and sets out ways to protect that information.

The guidelines would not be binding on the national courts and would not modify existing member state procedural rules.

The principles set out the guidelines should be familiar to competition lawyers practising in England and Wales. The attempt at pan-European harmonisation in this area may be regarded as a positive step.

The consultation closes on 19 October 2019.

http://ec.europa.eu/competition/consultations/2019_private_enforcement/en.pdf

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