The EU Court of Justice holds that the liability of a cartel facilitator was foreseeable (AC-Treuhand)

The shortest competition judgment ever: AC-Treuhand II* Competition law judgments are notorious for their length. An extreme example is the 5134 paragraph judgment in Cement. In most cases the appeal judgment is significantly shorter, as with the 391 paragraphs in the appeal in Cement. AC-Treuhand is no exception to that rule, but it takes it to the extreme by reducing the Court’s reasoning to a single paragraph. This single paragraph supports the finding that cartel facilitators are also liable under Article 101 TFEU. The issue whether a company that is not active on the affected market should also be brought under the scope of article 101, is a difficult matter. However, the Court finds it ‘surprisingly’ easy to solve this matter, which raises practical points as well as some

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  • University of Groningen
  • University of Groningen

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Hans Vedder, Martin Herz, The EU Court of Justice holds that the liability of a cartel facilitator was foreseeable (AC-Treuhand), 22 October 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2015, Art. N° 76947

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