The Passing-on Problem in Damages and Restitution under EU Law, Magnus STRAND

Magnus Strand

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The issue of "passing-on" is often confined to the sphere of damages actions for breach of EU antitrust law, as is the "passing on" by a retailer to the consumer of the extra costs resulting from an anti-competitive practice by a wholesaler (see Commission White Paper 2008, COM(2008) 165 final, chapter 2.6). The ambition of Magnus Strand (University of Uppsala, Sweden) is to broaden the analysis of this phenomenon beyond competition litigation, by also looking at the other branches of litigation, in particular as regards liability against the institutions of the Union (on the basis of Article 340(2) of the TFEU) and against the Member States. The approach is at the same time ambitious and relatively new; it leads the author to propose a reading grid with a series of key questions to evaluate the chances of success of the applicants.

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Stéphane Rodrigues, The Passing-on Problem in Damages and Restitution under EU Law, Magnus STRAND, February 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86299, p. 246

Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing

Date 27 January 2017

Number of pages 436

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