Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in France (Apr. 2021 - Nov. 2021)

The last months are marked by two important judgments of the Court of Justice, one on international jurisdiction (Volvo case), the other on the liability of the subsidiary for infringements committed by its parent company (Sumal case). A series of judgments on the conflict of laws in time between the rules resulting from the implementation of the “Damages” Directive and the previous regime provides useful clarifications. Eventually, the recurrent issues of the private enforcement in France are also illustrated by most of the judgments reported: consequences of the French rule of centralization of litigation in specialized courts, limitation and quantification of damages.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Selected decisions rendered in the comment period. The decisions commented on are marked with an asterisk, the others are simply cited for information and a brief mention is made of their interest. CJEU, 15 Jul. 2021, Volvo, case C-30/20, ECLI:EU:C:2021:604* CJEU, Oct. 6, 2021, Sumal v. Mercedes Benz Trucks España, case C-882/19, ECLI:EU:C:2021:800* Cass. com, March 31, 2021, no 19-14.877* -* CA Aix-en-Provence, March 31, 2021, no 19-14.877 CA Aix-en-Provence, 3rd and 4th ch., Nov. 4, 2021, Association de réadaptation sociale c/ SASU Espace Copieurs Impressions et SA BNP Paribas Lease Group, RG 18/16345 CA Colmar, 1st Civil Court, sect. A, March 22, 2021,

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  • Caen Normandie University
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Paris)
  • Cabinet Racine (Paris)


Rafael P. Amaro, Malik Idri, Bastien Thomas, Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in France (Apr. 2021 - Nov. 2021), February 2022, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105290, pp. 228-244

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