ECJ Gets Tough with The Commission on Parental Liability

By on October 20, 2011
Posted In EC Developments

by Martina Maier and Philipp Werner

In Elf Aquitaine SA v Commission, the European Court of Justice ruled on 29 September 2011 that Elf Aquitaine was not jointly and severally liable as a parent company for the involvement of its wholly owned subsidiary in the cartel for monochloroaecetic acid.  Taken with a number of recent judgments, this suggests that European  courts are getting tougher with the Commission on parental liability.

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