Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Will Bus Operators Beat a Path to Damages Claims in Competition Enforcement? The Experience From the Czech Republic
ABSTRACT: We may currently be witnessing a slow but significant shift in the enforcement of competition rules. With the latest legal developments in the Czech Republic, in addition to public enforcement led by the competition authorities the ability of parties to seek recovery of damages arising from the infringement of competition rules before the civil courts has become progressively more imminent and realistic. The change is driven by modification of the legal framework as well as by progressive changes in jurisprudence, and the Czech courts’ willingness to hear damages claims appears promising for future success in private enforcement cases.