PROTECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WHEN NATIONAL COURTS ENFORCE EU COMPETITION LAW

It should come as no surprise the negative impact that on consumers have the non-observance of the EU legal framework on Competition Law. Infringement of these rules might increase prices, reduce the amount of products to be sold, slow down innovation, drop quality and choice for consumers, amongst many other setbacks for the market as a whole. Victims of the violation of this set of rules are entitled to claim compensation for damages before national courts for the harm caused to them by the infringement of those provisions.