The German Regional Court of Berlin refers the extradition of an Italian citizen from Germany to the United States for cartel charges to the EU Court of Justice to rule on whether Member State extradition can violate the principle of non-discrimination under EU law (Romano Pisciotti)

On 18 March 2016, the Regional Court of Berlin (RC Berlin) in Romano Pisciotti v. Federal Republic of Germany referred four questions to the European Court of Justice to seek guidance on whether Mr Pisciotti could argue that he had suffered discrimination and claim compensation from the German government. The RC Berlin suggested that the German government may have breached the principle of non-discrimination (as set out in Article 18 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, TFEU), by extraditing to the United States (U.S.) an Italian citizen transiting through Germany, despite the fact that the German Constitution prevents German citizens from being extradited to any foreign country [1]. The forthcoming Court of Justice preliminary ruling will determine whether EU

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  • Hogan Lovells (Munich)

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Gianni De Stefano, Christian Ritz, The German Regional Court of Berlin refers the extradition of an Italian citizen from Germany to the United States for cartel charges to the EU Court of Justice to rule on whether Member State extradition can violate the principle of non-discrimination under EU law (Romano Pisciotti), 18 mars 2016, e-Competitions March 2016, Art. N° 80290

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