The EU Advocate General Kokott delivers her opinion on civil liability of cartel members for umbrella pricing (Kone / Otis / Schindler / ThyssenKrupp)

On 30 January 2014 Advocate General Kokott delivered her Opinion on the Case C-557/12 Kone and others. This case concerns a claim for compensation brought by the customer of an undertaking not party to a cartel, against the cartel members on the ground that the non-infringing party had benefited from the protection of the cartel, and had, therefore, charged its customers, inflated prices. Specifically, the claimant argued that that the cartel members had triggered this loss by umbrella pricing, and, therefore, should compensate them for the suffered loss. This issue was brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on the request of the Austrian Supreme Court for a preliminary ruling. The facts of the case The case arose in the context of the well known

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  • University College London (London)

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Stavros Makris, The EU Advocate General Kokott delivers her opinion on civil liability of cartel members for umbrella pricing (Kone / Otis / Schindler / ThyssenKrupp), 30 janvier 2014, e-Competitions January 2014, Art. N° 64451

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