Who is to Blame? Liability of 'Economic Units' for Infringements of EU Competition Law
European Law Reporter, No. 2, pp. 52-56, 2011
5 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2011
Date Written: February 1, 2011
The ECJ’s ruling in Knauf Gips case (C-407/08P) further develops the concept of a «single economic unit» that allows attribution of liability for anti-competitive conduct in cases involving complex corporate structures where the possibility of exercising a decisive influence cannot be always determined on the basis of the controlling shareholdings. The existence of a «single economic unit» can be inferred on the basis of a «consistent body of evidence» requiring case-by-case assessment.
Keywords: EU competition law, European Court of Justice, single economic unit, corporate liability
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