Maastricht University

Caroline Cauffman

Maastricht University

Caroline Cauffman obtained her Master’s and PhD degree in law at the KULeuven (Belgium). She specialized in EU competition law at King’s College (UK). She researches within European contract, consumer and competition law. She is a member of the editorial board of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, published widely in the fields of contract, consumer and competition law and addressed numerous national and international conferences.


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Caroline Cauffman The Dutch Court of Appeal in Arnhem-Leeuwarden finds a subsidiary liable for cartel damage caused by its minority shareholder that had or could have a decisive influence over it (GIS Cartel)


In a decision of 26 November 2019, the Court of Appeal Arnhem-Leeuwarden deduced from the Court of Justice’s decision in Skanska that the EU concept undertaking is to be used to determine the entity which is required to provide compensation for damage caused by an infringement of Article 101 (...)

Caroline Cauffman Nullity/Voidness : An overview of EU and national case law


1. Introduction The only sanction for infringement of the EU competition rules that is mentioned explicitly in the TFEU is the automatic nullity or voidness of agreements or decisions that infringe Article 101(1) TFEU and do not satisfy the requirements of Article 101(3). Nevertheless, there (...)

Caroline Cauffman The Dutch Supreme Court confirms that extending the nullity coming from an exclusive purchase clause to the entirety of an agreement would lead to undertakings in the filling station sectors to lose all of their rights under the exploitation agreement (BP / Benschop)


Case summary An exploitation agreement for a filling station contained an exclusive purchase clause which infringed Article 6 Dutch Competition Act, the national equivalent of Article 101 TFEU. The Court of Appeal decided that only the exclusive purchase clause was void; the voidness did not (...)

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