The German Federal Court of Justice issues a decision on the liability of a parent company for the antitrust offences of its subsidiary (Calcium carbide)

The German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) recently issued a decision on the liability of a parent company for the antitrust offences of its subsidiary [FCJ, decision of 18 November 2014, KZR 15/12 - Calcium carbide Cartel II] that will be of particular importance for cases in which the parent and the subsidiary are part of the same company group during the time an antitrust offence has taken place and the subsidiary is sold during or after the infringement. The decision addresses this question: is there is a general rule that the parent is always internally fully liable for an EU antitrust fine, or are the facts of an individual case decisive?

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Verena Pianka, The German Federal Court of Justice issues a decision on the liability of a parent company for the antitrust offences of its subsidiary (Calcium carbide), 18 November 2014, e-Competitions November 2014, Art. N° 71863

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