The EU Court of Justice grants access to a national competition file to applicants seeking compensation for damages deriving from the violation of EU competition rules (Donau Chemie)

Factual and legal background In its judgment [1] of 6th of June 2013, the Court of Justice ruled on the possibility to grant access to a competition file to applicants seeking compensation for damages deriving from the violation of EU competition rules. Before analyzing the merits of the judgment, it is important to quickly summarize the relevant facts and Austrian rules which pushed the referring Court to submit its reference for a preliminary ruling. On 26 March 2010, the Oberlandesgericht Wien, acting in its capacity as cartel court (hereinafter the “Cartel Court”), imposed fines on Donau Chemie AG and six other companies operating in the sector of the wholesale distribution of printing chemicals (hereinafter the “Defendants”), for having participated in agreements and concerted

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Alessandro Marciano, The EU Court of Justice grants access to a national competition file to applicants seeking compensation for damages deriving from the violation of EU competition rules (Donau Chemie), 6 June 2013, e-Competitions June 2013, Art. N° 60159

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