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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Svetlicinii, Alexandr, Who is to Blame? Liability of 'Economic Units' for Infringements of EU Competition Law (February 1, 2011). European Law Reporter, No. 2, pp. 52-56, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1887765

Alexandr Svetlicinii (Contact Author)

University of Macau - Faculty of Law ( email )

Macau

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