On 27 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dismissed in its entirety an appeal brought by the Goldman Sachs Group (Goldman Sachs) against a General Court ruling which confirmed Goldman Sachs’ joint and several liability in the 2014 power cables cartel (judgment here). The CJEU confirmed the General Court’s findings that the Commission was entitled to rely on the presumption of decisive influence to attribute liability to Goldman Sachs for the conduct of its subsidiaries, Prysmian and PrysmianCS, which had participated in the power cables cartel between 2005 and 2009. In a significant expansion of the prior case-law concerning parental liability in relation to subsidiaries, the CJEU ruled that the presumption of decisive influence arose from the fact that Goldman Sachs
The EU Court of Justice confirms the liability of a parent company for the conduct of its subsidiaries involved in a cartel (Goldman Sachs)
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