Legal requirements European Commission

On 11 June 2013 the European Commission published a guideline. The guideline summarizes economic findings of damages caused by cartels, as well as techniques and methods for the calculation of those damages.

Since then, EE&MC has built up extensive practical experience using precisely these techniques.

The policy is - in accordance with the European Commission - that damaged parties should be compensated for their losses. Therefore, the parties must be put in a situation which would exist under competition. Furthermore, the compensation includes not only the actual loss (damnum emerges), but also the lost profits (lucrum cessans) and the interest payments starting from the point the damage arises.