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Wolters Kluwer Enhances Kluwer Competition Law Platform with Private Enforcement Case Summaries

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today announced the addition of European private enforcement case summaries to its online research platform, Kluwer Competition Law, increasing accessibility to expert commentary on the topic.

Kluwer Competition Law now offers customers a database of European private enforcement case summaries, covering selected court decisions from three leading jurisdictions – Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom – in English. The addition of the summaries to Kluwer Competition Law will provide Wolters Kluwer customers with invaluable commentary and regularly updated information to better serve their clients.

“With private enforcement actions increasingly important in Europe, practitioners need to keep up-to-date in order to provide their clients with the best advice,” said David Bartolone, Vice President and General Manager of the International Group for Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. “These authoritative summaries, offering concise analysis of the key issues in an accessible format, will be an invaluable resource. We’re delighted to partner with firms of the caliber of Stek in the Netherlands and Commeo in Germany on this important initiative for our customers.”

The summaries are edited by leading Dutch law firm Stek and are authored by expert practitioners in each country. They provide practical insight on important topics, such as limitation periods, jurisdiction, discovery, standard of proof and the passing-on defense, as well as explaining the significance of the results.

“During the past decade, private enforcement of competition law has taken off in Europe,” said Ruben Elkerbout, Partner in Stek’s Competition and Regulated Markets group, and general editor of the summaries. “The number of follow-on cartel damages cases before the civil courts is steadily increasing. The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany are – for now – widely regarded as favored forums where a substantive body of case law has already been developed. From the get-go, we were really excited about Wolters Kluwer´s initiative to bundle summaries of these cases into one database. We are very grateful for the opportunity to take on the role of editor and contribute to this database.”

Wolters Kluwer’s International Group is the leading provider of English-language cross-border legal information and in-depth solutions for the global business and academic communities. Areas of expertise include arbitration, intellectual property law, international taxation, and competition law.

Kluwer Competition Law is a leading online resource for EU and international competition law research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors, an extensive collection of primary source materials and a practice tool. To learn more, visit:      

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