Orrick Publishes Guide to Antitrust Damages Claims in Germany

January.24.2019

Deutsch: Kartellschadensersatz: Orrick veröffentlicht Leitfaden für geschädigte Unternehmen 

Cartels are serious infringements of our market-based economy and can cause considerable damage. Customers pay excessive prices, while suppliers receive less for their goods.

The good news is that companies affected by cartels are entitled to full compensation for any economic damages the cartel may cause. In Germany, these claims are now much easier to enforce than just a few years ago. To assist companies in these efforts, Orrick has published a German-language guide to antitrust damages claims in Germany.

Our guide provides an overview of the points that need to be considered when enforcing antitrust damages claims in Germany, including:

  • Overview of the claims for damages
  • Calculation of the amount of damages
  • Enforcement of claims
  • Questions of statute of limitations
  • Costs and risks
  • Checklist for cartel victims

The guide can be downloaded free of charge here:

https://www.orrick.com/Insights/2019/01/Kartellschadensersatz-Ein-Leitfaden-fur-geschadigte-Unternehmen.

The guide was prepared under the direction of Orrick Antitrust & Competition partner Till Steinvorth and International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution partner Nicholas Kessler. Their teams regularly advise clients on antitrust issues, especially internationally and in close cooperation with Orrick's antitrust teams in the USA, England, France, Italy and Belgium.