Status of CDC’s operations due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
In light of the current progression of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) we hope that you, your families and friends are well and staying safe. We would also like to reassure you that CDC remains operational during this period. CDC has taken the proper internal measures to keep its business operating as usual ensuring all work is being carried out as needed, while making sure all our employees are operating from a safe environment. Our internal teams are currently working remotely and all physical meetings have been replaced with conferences calls.  All our IT systems and business continuity plans have been tested, and the effectiveness of our remote working tools has been verified. However, all planned business trips will be postponed until further notice. The best way to contact CDC is currently by email.


We are the pioneer and leader in obtaining antitrust damages in Europe. Benefits of CDC include our extensive legal, economic and IT expertise. We also offer stronger negotiating power, market-wide data and financial firepower.


We fully align our interests with damaged companies. We provide creative and novel solutions, tailor-made for each case and company. Unless agreed otherwise, we work on “no-win no-fee” basis. We invest our own resources. We assume the costs and risks of the litigation.


When we take a case, we are determined to bring it to a fruitful conclusion. Our track record demonstrates our philosophy of achieving optimum compensation. We take each case all the way to final judgment if necessary. We do not settle for sub-optimum results.


We pride ourselves on the trust placed in us by damaged companies throughout Europe. In addition, trade associations and law firms Europe-wide frequently advise their members and clients to work with CDC to maximise their level of compensation.

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The approach of CDC corresponds with the interests of damaged companies as it invests its own personnel and financial resources in each case……The fruitful cooperation over the years with CDC has resulted in several considerable pay-outs for our company……CDC leverages its stronger negotiating power, access to market-wide data, and its expertise and experience to successfully optimise the level of compensation for damaged companies.
Erich E Wimmer, Head of Legal at Mondi AG, Austria
CDC’s ability to not only get a deal done but to negotiate and achieve a great deal is one of the multiple reasons making CDC our partner of choice. Without CDC, our company would not have recovered the same level of compensation and we are extremely satisfied that we chose CDC over other alternatives.”
Dr Martin Zügel, CEO of MCM Klosterfrau Healthcare Group, Germany
Having successfully achieved several significant settlements on our behalf against two different cartels CDC has shown its capability and dependability in ensuring that companies damaged by anticompetitive practices are properly compensated for their loss.”
José Moutas, Chief Legal Counsel at ENCE Energia y Celulosa SA, Spain
CDC has won five settlements for us in two court cases in Germany and Finland, proving on several occasions that it is competent in managing complicated proceedings……Furthermore, we did not have to worry about any burden from the costs and risks associated with enforcing the claims, as these were also borne entirely by CDC.
Jan Geier, Steinbeis Papier GmbH, Germany
CDC’s collective approach of acquiring claims on a pan-European level and bundling them into one damage action was particularly interesting from our viewpoint as this enabled access to market-wide data and considerably increased negotiating power against the cartelists.
Michael Von den Benken, Director at DUNI AB, Sweden
CDC achieved a very successful outcome and we received multiple payments for compensation which we were very happy about. We highly endorse CDC as a very reliable expert with a long history of successfully claiming antitrust damages.
Paolo Romanini, Industrial Controller at Lucart S.p.A, Italy
Sappi Europe has financially greatly benefitted from multiple case settlements that were successfully negotiated by CDC. Importantly, CDC has done so by assuming all costs pertaining to these proceedings……CDC knows how to convert antitrust damage claims into a positive cash flow for companies that have been overcharged by collusive suppliers.
Johannes Boner, VP General Counsel at Sappi Europe, Belgium
We choose to recommend CDC to our clients due to CDC’s expertise, professionalism and outstanding track record in recovering compensation for companies damaged by cartels.
Dr Peter Gussone, Partner at MJG Law Firm, Germany
Over the years the decision to recommend CDC to our client has been proved right with multiple successes under the claims. CDC has proved itself a specialist in taking each case all the way to a successful completion.”
Ulf Djurberg, Partner at Setterwalls Law Firm, Sweden
In general, pursuing cartel damages actions with a desired result has proven to be quite challenging, and often also burdensome and costly. From an external counsel’s perspective, CDC’s business model has provided the most effective solution for these hindrances.”
Teemu Taxell, Partner at Merilampi Law Firm, Finland
CDC proved to be a company with values and very diligent. My client would not have been in a position to quantify the damages sustained as a result of two Europe-wide cartels had it not been for CDC. For all the professionalism and dedication showed, I gladly recommend CDC.
Domingos Cruz, Partner at CCA Ontier Law Firm, Portugal

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