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Amendments to the Law on Competition

On 1 February 2017, a new version of the Law on Competition, which implements the Damages Directive of the European Union, also adjusts some other provisions of the Law, will come into effect. Though legal acts provided for the right of persons, who were victims of infringements of the competition law, to claim damages for a long time already, but until now national legal acts had no special provisions, which would regulate examination of such cases in more detail. New provisions of the Law will, first of all, ease the claimants’ situation, also, they will give certain guidelines to courts. It is probable that more detailed and clearer special legal regulation will result in a bigger number of actions where damages caused by infringements of the competition law would be claimed.

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