Linklaters (Frankfurt)

Mirjam Erb

Linklaters (Frankfurt)
Lawyer (Associate)

Mirjam Erb practices in the area of EU and German competition law, including merger control and behavioral issues. She provides legal counsel to German and international clients. Prior to joining Jones Day, Mirjam was an academic assistant at the chair for civil law; German, European, and international business law; and law and finance and comparative law at the University of Frankfurt. In addition, she interned at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and with an international law firm in Brussels.

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Johannes Zöttl, Mirjam Erb The German Supreme Court holds that indirect purchasers have standing to sue for antitrust damages but defendants may invoke passing-on defense (Carbonless Paper Cartel)


The German Federal Civil Court (BGH) has held that both direct and indirect purchasers may sue for antitrust damages, but defendants may raise the passing-on defense. Through the passing-on defense, defendants try to demonstrate that plaintiffs suffered no financial harm, as they passed on the (...)

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