Who is To Blame? Liability of "Economic Units" for Infringements of EU Competition Law
Title: Who is To Blame? Liability of "Economic Units" for Infringements of EU Competition Law
Author: SVETLICINII, Alexandr
Citation: European Law Reporter, 2011, 2, 52-56
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.
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