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Economic unit: Advocate General Pitruzzella proposes to extend the liability of the parent company, perpetrator of anti-competitive practices, to its daughter, with which it constitutes an economic unit, in order to allow victims of competitive damage to act directly against the subsidiary (Sumal / Mercedes Benz Trucks España)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 15 April 2021, Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzella delivered his Opinion in Case C-882/19 (Sumal, S.L.)which follows a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Barcelona Court of Appeal. The present Opinion - which should make some noise - is undoubtedly part of the movement to make it easier for victims of anti-competitive practices to obtain damages. In essence, for Advocate General Pitruzzella, the victim of competitive damage must be able to claim compensation from the subsidiary established in his Member State for the damage caused to him by the conduct of the parent company, which is the only company to be penalised by the Commission,

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Alain Ronzano, Economic unit: Advocate General Pitruzzella proposes to extend the liability of the parent company, perpetrator of anti-competitive practices, to its daughter, with which it constitutes an economic unit, in order to allow victims of competitive damage to act directly against the subsidiary (Sumal / Mercedes Benz Trucks España), 15 April 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100207, www.concurrences.com

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