The EU Court of Justice extends the concept of economic continuity to claims for damages so that entities which have violated competition are subject to sanctions (Vantaa / Skanska Industrial Solutions)

On March 14, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered a landmark judgment in a preliminary referral from the Korkein Oikeus (the Finnish Supreme Court), addressing several pillars of EU competition law (case C-724/17, Vantaa v. Skanska Industrial Solutions and others). More specifically, the questions referred to the CJEU by the Finnish Court stemmed from a civil damages case concerning a number of companies that had participated in a cartel between 1994 and 2002, in breach of Article 101 TFEU. These companies subsequently were restructured, split up, merged, or dissolved, so that the original addressees of the cartel decision no longer existed at the time the victims of the cartel pursued damages in court. The key issue addressed in the judgment centers

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  • Portolano Cavallo (Milan)
  • Portolano Cavallo (Milan)

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Enzo Marasà, Eugenio Foco, The EU Court of Justice extends the concept of economic continuity to claims for damages so that entities which have violated competition are subject to sanctions (Vantaa / Skanska Industrial Solutions), 14 March 2019, e-Competitions March 2019, Art. N° 100080

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