The AG Kokott of the EU Court of Justice issues opinion on the scope of the civil cartel liability in favour of allowing an action for compensation for loss resulting from umbrella pricing (KONE)

A first reaction to AG Kokott's KONE Opinion (C-557/12)* AG Kokott's Opinion of 30 January 2014 in case C-557/12 KONE is generating significant debate (see the very interesting criticism in EUTopia) as it deals with a very complicated and controversial issue that could either spur or restrict the scope of damages actions following on from cartel violations (and, more generally, competition law infringements). The case is concerned with the possibility to claim so called "umbrella damages"—that is, as per the description provided by the referring Austrian Supreme Court, whether "any

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The AG Kokott of the EU Court of Justice issues opinion on the scope of the civil cartel liability in favour of allowing an action for compensation for loss resulting from umbrella pricing (KONE), 30 January 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2014, Art. N° 63569

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