First event

Training curriculum: "Preparing for the impact of the Damages Directive on judges in Member States"

Here are the main elements of the training curriculum developed for the innovative EU-financed project "Online training tool for European Judges on private enforcement of EU competition law”.


The presentations will be held by:

-Adam SCOTT, Judge UK

-Liam MCKECHNIE, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland

-Diana UNGUREANU, Judge at Court of Appeal Pitești, Romania.

The curriculum will be divided in two, as following:


  • First Part
  • 1.    Setting the scene – the principal EU level documents and the principles underlying the Directive

    a.    Full compensation

    b.    Effectiveness and equivalence

    c.    Sincere co-operation

    2.    The claim

    a.    About what?

    b.    Who claims?

    c.    Against whom?

    d.    Where and when?

    3.    Managing a claim in court

    a.    What needs to be managed?

    b.    Interactions with other bodies – the Commission, NCAs and other courts

    c.    Jurisdiction and staying proceedings

    4.    Evidence – an introductory session – and questions for next time


  • Second part
  • 5.    Evidence 1

    a.    On what topics?

    b.    Managing evidence including disclosure

    6.    Evidence 2

    a.    Counterfactuals

    b.    Experts

    7.    Causation and damages

    a.    Presumption of harm

    b.    Leniency

    c.    Passing on

    d.    Contribution

    8.    Completing a case

    a.    Consensual dispute resolution

    b.    Collective actions and settlements

    c.    Judgments, enforcement and informing the Commission

    d.    Costs

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