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Conference Debriefing (33): Das C-L-F in Düsseldorf

Conference Debriefing (33): Das C-L-F in Düsseldorf

Stehen öffentliche und private Kartellrechtsdurchsetzung zueinander in einem Spannungsverhältnis und falls ja, wie lässt sich dieses auflösen? Das war die Fragestellung, zu der das Competition Litigation Forum e.V. gemeinsam mit dem Institut für Kartellrecht unter dem Rubrum „Kronzeugenprogramm ./. Private Enforcement“ in die Hauptstadt des Kartellrechts nach Düsseldorf ins Haus der Universität einlud. Severin Stratmann berichtet. Zwei Protagonisten Als Protagonisten traten in dem, mit über 80 Personen gut gefüllten, großen Saal der Präsident des Bundeskartellamts Andreas Mundt und Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting von der Universität Düsseldorf auf…

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“Cartel damages proceedings run too long in Germany!”

“Cartel damages proceedings run too long in Germany!”

Those who follow cartel damages proceedings in German courts are sometimes stunned: Do these proceedings really have to take so long? Does every detail really have to be questioned in such a way? Prof. Dr. Johannes Heyers says: Things are being artificially complicated here – with first instance courts and the legal profession taking a fair share of blame. A wake-up call. The plea that antitrust damages proceedings “run too long in Germany” (as Tilman Makatsch rightly put it in…

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AGENDA 2025: Reform of Cartel Damages Law

AGENDA 2025: Reform of Cartel Damages Law

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. Cartel Damages Law is also part of the agenda of the BMWK. Christian Kersting takes this opportunity to adress the issues of the Antitrust Damages Directive. The Competition Policy Agenda of the Federal Ministry for Economic…

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Vermutung von 20 % Kartellpreisaufschlag – Rumänien verleiht der privaten Kartellrechtsdurchsetzung Biss!

Vermutung von 20 % Kartellpreisaufschlag – Rumänien verleiht der privaten Kartellrechtsdurchsetzung Biss!

Der Ruf nach Beweiserleichterungen bei der Bezifferung des kartellbedingten Schadens wird nicht nur in Deutschland immer lauter. Zuletzt wurde in unserem Blog über die folgenreiche Entscheidung des LG Dortmunds berichtet. In anderen Ländern ist der Gesetzgeber schon aktiv geworden. Dr. Gerhard Klumpe berichtet über aktuelle Entwicklungen aus Rumänien. Der schwierigste Aspekt eines Kartellschadensersatzanspruchs ist in der Praxis zweifellos die Feststellung des kartellbedingten Schadens, regelmäßig unterteilt in die Frage nach dem „Ob“ des Schadens einerseits und der konkreten Höhe des Schadens…

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Big Bang in Dortmund: Offhand Free Estimation of Cartel Damages

Big Bang in Dortmund: Offhand Free Estimation of Cartel Damages

The Regional Court of Dortmund caused a stir again. Most recently we reported here on the court’s decision on the right of the undertaking to claim damages itself. This time it was about the estimation of the amount of damages caused by cartels. Christian Kersting classifies the verdict. It is a well-known fact that it is hard to quantify cartel damages. German courts are very aware of this fact, which led to a surge of preliminary decisions on the merits…

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Regional Court Dortmund: Right to claim damages for the undertaking itself?!

Regional Court Dortmund: Right to claim damages for the undertaking itself?!

Things are not getting quiet in cartel damages law. Recently the LG Dortmund has ruled on the liability of sister companies. In our blog this was discussed here. In a brand-new decision the court has now also commented on the right of the undertaking to claim damages itself. Christian Kersting reports. Ever since the ECJ’s decision in Skanska (ECJ, dec. of March 14, 2019, C-724/17) it should be clear that the “undertaking” and its constituent parts are liable for competition…

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German Premiere: Dortmund Court on Group Liability

German Premiere: Dortmund Court on Group Liability

Damages claims remain a hot topic for many European courts. In this blog, we follow the tricky issues regarding the liability of corporate groups in such cases with some dedication. Christian Kersting and Hans-Markus Wagener report that the District Court of Dortmund, an important forum for such claims, handed down a decision that will spark new debates in Germany. Civil liability for violations of EU competition law is keeping national civil courts increasingly busy. Whenever they have to decide in…

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And Again: Liability for Cartel Damages

And Again: Liability for Cartel Damages

Spain has recently provided the international media with more than just one news story worthy of making frontpage headlines. From a competition law perspective, the next big thing could just have been launched from Barcelona. The Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona, has decided to present the European Court of Justice with some interesting questions as it requests a preliminary ruling on matters of liability for cartel damages. Here is a report by Hans-Markus Wagener. Referring court and the background of the…

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SSNIPpets (32) – Traffic Jam

SSNIPpets (32) – Traffic Jam

Many antitrust addicts want to go on holiday or want to get back from holiday and are stuck in traffic jams. Please do not worry, there is still enough stuff to read, and Rupprecht Podszun brings it to you through the emergency vehicle lane. So, give a tablet to your kids in the backseat, let your partner steer the wheel, and enjoy our antitrust law Summer SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries, our pet project! Infrastructure for…

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Skanska Industrial – Opinion of Advocate General Wahl

Skanska Industrial – Opinion of Advocate General Wahl

The Skanska case is a much anticipated ECJ case on damages. The question of this case is who is liable – or put differently: What is an undertaking in the meaning of Art. 101 TFEU? And is TFEU applicable anyway? Advocate General Nils Wahl has spoken and Jörn Kramer reviews his opinion. Dieser Text ist auch auf Deutsch verfügbar. Klicken Sie dazu einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. Finishing his term as Advocate General, Nils Wahl delivered his now last…

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