The EU Court of Justice confirms the application of the principle of economic continuity in private enforcement of a cartel case (Vantaan kaupunki / Skanska Industrial Solutions)

The Principle Of Economic Continuity’s Application On Private Enforcement: Case 724/17 Skanska* With two major decisions, March 2019 was an interesting month with regard to the ECJ’s case-law on the private enforcement of competition law: Skanska and Cogeco. This post will comment on the judgment in Skanska, whereas a later post will analyse Cogeco. Skanska is a challenging judgement that confirms that the competition enforcement system must be viewed as a coherent system where both public and private enforcement play a crucial and complementary role, which is demonstrated by the application of the principle of economic continuity to private enforcement. Moreover, it addresses one of the several issues that has not yet been harmonised regarding private enforcement: the responsibility

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Guilherme Oliveira e Costa, The EU Court of Justice confirms the application of the principle of economic continuity in private enforcement of a cartel case (Vantaan kaupunki / Skanska Industrial Solutions), 14 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2019, Art. N° 90362

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