Part II The Member State Reports on Transposition of the Directive, 7 Greece
Edited By: Barry Rodger, Miguel Sousa Ferro, Francisco Marcos
- Cartels — Damages — Application of EU competition rules — Jurisdictions — State and competition law
This chapter focuses on the transposition of the Antitrust Damages Directive in Greece. It begins with a discussion of the transposition procedure, focusing on the Greek private competition law enforcement landscape. In particular, it considers the country’s Damages Act transposing the Damages Directive in the Greek legal order, adopted by Parliament (plenary session) on 14 March 2018, and the level of private competition litigation in Greece. The factors that partly explain the delay in the transposition of the Damages Directive by the Greek legislature are also examined. The chapter goes on to describe the substantive and temporal scope of the Damages Act as well as specific issues that arose during the transposition, including those relating to limitation periods, the binding force of decisions of other Member States, joint and several liability, parent company liability, presumption and quantification of damages by cartels, access to evidence, collective redress, and consensual dispute resolution.