The Estonian District court orders a state owned energy company to pay €7 million damages to a shale oil company for abuse of dominant position by imposing excessive prices on shale oil supply (Enefit Mines / VKG Oil)

Estonian incumbent state-owned energy mining company Enefit Kaevandused AS (“Enefit Mines”) was ordered to pay to VKG Oil AS (“VKG”) for the abuse of dominant position by imposing excessive prices on oil shale supply. The final award was made by Tartu District Court on 21 May 2021, following the 13 November 2020 Estonian Supreme Court decision overturning an earlier damages award and explaining the conditions of the award of damages for abuse of dominant position. In this summary we briefly discuss the Estonian Supreme Court decision together with the final Tartu District Court decision. The Supreme Court decision alone does not reveal the facts and background of the case since it was rendered in closed proceedings with only parts of legal assessment published. Thus the decisions of the

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Elo Tamm, The Estonian District court orders a state owned energy company to pay €7 million damages to a shale oil company for abuse of dominant position by imposing excessive prices on shale oil supply (Enefit Mines / VKG Oil), 13 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 108205

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