Anmerkung zu EuGH: Auf Kartellschadenersatz haftet auch ein in wirtschaftlicher Einheit verbundener Rechtsträger

May 08, 2019
GWR - Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht

Annotation to the European Court of Justice's landmark judgment in Skanska on mental liability in the context of cartel cases by Clemens Graf York von Wartenburg and Dr. med. Laura A. Stammwitz  (in German).

Article 101 TFEU must be interpreted as meaning that, in a situation such as that at issue in the main proceedings, in which all the shares of the companies which participated in a cartel prohibited by that article were acquired by other companies terminating the first-mentioned companies and carrying on their business the acquiring companies can be held liable for the damage caused by this cartel. (Guiding principle of the court)

ECJ, judgment of 14.3.2019 - C-724/17, Skanska Industrial Solutions et al., BeckRS 2019, 3341
Lawyers Clemens Graf York von Wartenburg and Dr. med. Laura A. Stammwitz, Dechert LLP, Brussels / Frankfurt

In: GWR - Corporate and Commercial Law (5/2019, p. 166)

See also " The antitrust law becomes more European: European Court closes gaps in damages ", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , Prof. Dr. med. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann , Dechert LLP