I intend to describe the current situation, de jure and de facto, of collective redress for antitrust damages in the European Union.
This will include an overview of the options taken by the legislators in the 28
Member States, and how they have evolved in recent years.
It will also include a summary of the attempts to regulate this issue by the EU legislator, and the surprising developments which have taken place in
this regard. It shall describe the practical reality of antitrust collective redress in the 28 EU Member States, to arrive at a realistic understanding of the status quo. This will serve as a basis for a discussion of
the reasons for this status quo and some predictions about future developments, at EU and national level.