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On 12 June 2018, the German Federal Supreme Court ("Supreme Court") ruled that claimant-friendly legislation of 2005 suspending the statute of limitations for follow-on cartel damage claims applies retroactively to cartel infringements that occurred before the law entered into force, provided that the claim was not otherwise time-barred. The judgment is likely to result in larger damages claims (spanning longer periods), further boosting Germany's position as one of the most attractive forums for cartel damage claimants.

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