Antitrust damages directive implemented In Italy – Italy on the map for damages actions

In January 2017 the Italian Government adopted a legislative decree which implements the EU's antitrust damages directive. The Decree will entry into force on February 3, 2017.


Damages actions in Italy will increase and be heard before the courts in Milan, Rome and Naples, at chambers specialised in business litigation. Companies involved in antitrust cases should be aware that Italy is now on the map for damages claims in Europe, in addition to the usual suspects such as the United Kingdom, Germany and The Netherlands.


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