CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – EUROPEAN UNION – PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT – DAMAGE

Private enforcement: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that a public body which granted promotional loans to purchasers of products covered by a cartel may request compensation for loss caused by the cartel (Otis / Land Oberösterreich)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case is the second contribution of the lift cartel to the development of EU law on liability for anti-competitive acts. In 2014, in the wake of the Commission's 2007 decision on the lift cartel in Benelux and Germany, the Court had validated in principle the possibility of extending the liability of cartel members for so-called "umbrella" effects (judgment of 5 June 2014, Kone and others, C-557/12, EU:C:2014:1317; see A. Lacresse this Chronicle, Concurrences No. 3-2014, p.161). The Court's

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Pascal Cardonnel, Private enforcement: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that a public body which granted promotional loans to purchasers of products covered by a cartel may request compensation for loss caused by the cartel (Otis / Land Oberösterreich), 12 December 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94919, pp. 157-158

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