The ECJ's Judgment in Kone and Private Enforcement's 'Negative Harmonization Framework': Another Brick in the Wall (Part 6)

Italian Antitrust Review (IAR), Volume 2, Issue 1, 2015 Forthcoming

12 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2015

See all articles by Lorenzo Federico Pace

Lorenzo Federico Pace

Università degli Studi del Molise - Facolta di Economia; Atlantic Council

Date Written: March 18, 2015

Abstract

The Kone judgment, the sixth judgment of the ECJ on antitrust law private enforcement claims brought under national legislation, develops two aspects of the case law. In first place it clarifies the issue of causal link in actions for damages for breach of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU. In second place it slightly changes the Courage legality test. Some criticisms can be raised as to the reasoning of the Court since it could lead to the erroneous conclusion that the Commission has no power to deny requests from third parties seeking access to leniency documents in its possession.

Keywords: Kone judgment, Antitrust Law Private Enforcement, Court of Justice legality test, National courts weighing-up power, Power of the Commission to reject requests for access to leniency documents

JEL Classification: K20, K21, K41

Suggested Citation

Pace, Lorenzo Federico, The ECJ's Judgment in Kone and Private Enforcement's 'Negative Harmonization Framework': Another Brick in the Wall (Part 6) (March 18, 2015). Italian Antitrust Review (IAR), Volume 2, Issue 1, 2015 Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2580362

Lorenzo Federico Pace (Contact Author)

Università degli Studi del Molise - Facolta di Economia ( email )

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86100 Campobasso
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Atlantic Council ( email )

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