The Suspense Has an End – Highest German Court Adopts Decision with Major Impact for Ongoing Damage Claims



Daniel von Brevern authored this bylined article on Germany’s suspension provision. “In a decision of 12 June 2018, the German Federal Supreme Court . . . confirmed that the Suspension Provision applies to damage claims relating to infringements committed prior to July 2005,” he wrote. “The decision will be of particular relevance for follow-on damage claims with respect to cartels which ran prior to July 2005—most importantly the ‘truck cartel’, which ran from 1997 to 2011.”