The Dutch District Court of Noord-Nederland holds personally liable a former director of the North Sea shrimps cartel (Gerard Willem Breuker)

Introduction On 23 September 2020 a former director of one of the North Sea shrimps cartelists was held personally liable for damage of over € 13 million by the Dutch District Court of Noord-Nederland (“Court”). According to the Court, the director’s personal involvement in the cartel qualified as improperly fulfilling his duties as a director. This justifies his personal liability to pay damages to the bankruptcy estate based on Dutch corporate directors’ liability rules. This judgment is of interest for several reasons. Firstly, because it shows that (former) directors involved in competition law infringements may be personally liable for a cartel fine, even though the European Commission did (and can)not impose personal fines. [1] Secondly, because the judgment shows how civil and/or

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Authors

Quotation

Tialda Beetstra, Mariska Van De Sanden, The Dutch District Court of Noord-Nederland holds personally liable a former director of the North Sea shrimps cartel (Gerard Willem Breuker), 23 September 2020, e-Competitions Exchange of information in associations of undertakings, Art. N° 97360

Visites 92

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues