Disclosure in Antitrust Damages Actions in Europe


On 3rd November 2023, the University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, together with the European Circle for Competition Damages Actions will host a one-day conference on the topic: “Disclosure in Antitrust Damages Actions in Europe”.

Access to evidence has been marked as the key issue in antitrust damages actions in the 2014 Damages Directive. Roughly ten years after the Damages Directive and a first wave of cases on national level, this conference looks at the implementation of the disclosure rules throughout Europe. On the panels, we will discuss pressing issues, such as the CJEU case law, perspectives of national courts (Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, and UK), cooperation with competition authorities, confidentiality arrangements, disclosure and economic evidence proceedings, cost of disclosure, and much more.

Invited speakers include: Georg Kodek (OGH/WU Vienna), Vivien Terrien (CJEU), Burkhard Hess (University of Vienny), Verena Strasser (Bundeskartellanwalt-Stellvertreterin), Florian Neumayr (bpv-huegel), Petra Leupold (VKI), Peter Gussone (GQL), Julia Suderow (Suderow Fernandez), Joost Möhlmann (Van Benthem & Keulen), Miguel Sousa Ferro (Milberg Sousa Ferro), Ben Lasserson (Mishcon), and more.

The conference will take place at the University of Vienna, Alte Kapelle.

Participation is limited but free of charge. A program and possibility for registration will follow in due course.

For more information, please contact: lena.hornkohl@univie.ac.at