The Netherlands has traditionally been seen as an attractive jurisdiction for bringing damages claims in competition cases. The number of claims being brought in the Netherlands may increase even further in the coming years owing to the possibility to litigate in English at the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC), and to the Collective Settlement of Mass Damages Act, which entered into force on 1 January 2020.
In recent years, several (interim) judgments have been rendered in ongoing private cartel damages cases in the Netherlands. This trend persisted in 2021, when there were 10 new judgments by Dutch courts in follow-on cases.
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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Lexology GTDT – Private Antitrust Litigation. For further information, please visit: https://www.lexology.com/gtdt.