Niklas Brueggemann is a policy officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP). Prior to joining DG COMP in January 2021, he worked as a lawyer in the antitrust and competition practice group of Latham & Watkins from 2018 to 2020. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munich and publishes frequently on all aspects of German and European competition law as well as private international law.
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In 2021, the European Court of Justice handed down an important judgment on private enforcement in Europe. It held that a claimant for damages in a cartel action can sue the subsidiary of the offender. In reaching this conclusion, the Court relied on the concept of undertaking, as developed by (...)