CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – EUROPEAN UNION – LIABILITY BETWEEN PARENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARY – LIMITATION PERIOD – EXTENSION

Liability between parent company and subsidiary: The Court of Justice of the European Union excludes the benefit to a parent company of the limitation period expired vis-à-vis its subsidiaries (Akzo Nobel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In this case, the European Commission sanctioned several companies of the same group, two of which had directly participated in the cartel practices in the heat stabiliser sector (Akzo Nobel Chemicals GmbH and Akzo Nobel Chemicals BV). A third, their parent company (Akzo Nobel), was considered both a co-author and responsible for the practices by virtue of the solidarity relationship that prevails within a group of companies. The Commission also divided the participation of these companies into three separate infringement periods. The two subsidiaries only participated directly in the practices during the first period, prior to 28 June 1993. The parent

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Alexandre Lacresse, Liability between parent company and subsidiary: The Court of Justice of the European Union excludes the benefit to a parent company of the limitation period expired vis-à-vis its subsidiaries (Akzo Nobel), 27 April 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84581, p. 132

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