The German Federal Court of Justice remits beer cartel case for a new trial due to flawed assessment of causality and limitation period (Carlsberg)

On 13 July 2020, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) overturned an earlier judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf to terminate proceedings against the brewery Carlsberg and Carlsberg’s managing director for their role in the Beer cartel case. In 2014, the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) fined eleven breweries, an association and fourteen responsible individuals a total of almost € 338 million for price fixing (see VBB on Competition Law, Vol. 2014, No. 1). On appeal

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Katharina Bongs, Laura Lehoczky-Deckers, The German Federal Court of Justice remits beer cartel case for a new trial due to flawed assessment of causality and limitation period (Carlsberg), 13 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 97736

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