Although CDC tries to find amicable solutions at any point in time, the filing of a legal action and court enforcement is often necessary. We have an experienced and skilled team of in-house legal counsels specialising in competition law and procedural law to effectively manage and coordinate complex litigation procedures Europe-wide. In court proceedings CDC is always represented by first class lawyers specialised in litigation and dispute resolution.
We have achieved many precedent-setting court decisions Europe-wide. They all concern cross-jurisdictional disputes against well-resourced and represented infringers. Our cases Hydrogen Peroxide, Cement, Sodium Chlorate, Paraffin Wax, Sugar, and Trucks are among the largest of their kind. CDC has prevailed in the overwhelming majority of court cases and has an excellent court enforcement track record. Through these landmark judgments we have achieved legal certainty for future cases. No other company has reached as many successful court decisions in multiple jurisdictions in the field of private enforcement of competition law in Europe.
Our reputation is also based on our success in reaching amicable solutions in complex cases. As evident from press articles, press releases, annual reports and public statements by defendants, CDC has achieved multiple out-of-court settlements with several cartel members in the Hydrogen Peroxide, Paraffin Wax, Sodium Chlorate, and Cement cases. This resulted in significant compensation payments to the companies which had assigned their claims to CDC.