A German District Court dismisses a company attempt to have its former subsidiary ordered to pay a fine imposed by the European Commission (Evonik Degussa, Stahl-Metallurgie)

On 16 March 2011, the German District Court of Munich handed down a judgment in which it rejected a claim by Evonik Degussa GmbH (“Evonik”) that its former subsidiary SKW Stahl-Metallurgie GmbH (“SKW”) should be ordered to pay the € 1.04 million fine which the European Commission had imposed on both companies as a result of SKW‘s involvement in the calcium carbide cartel. The Commission had held Evonik and SKW jointly and severally liable for the payment of the fine which related to a period of the infringement when they constituted a single undertaking. Evonik argued before the District Court that its former subsidiary should alone bear the consequences of the infringement as it had been

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  • Court of First Instance of Namur (Namur)

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Martin Favart, A German District Court dismisses a company attempt to have its former subsidiary ordered to pay a fine imposed by the European Commission (Evonik Degussa, Stahl-Metallurgie), 16 mars 2011, e-Competitions March 2011, Art. N° 41145

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