Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 14 March 2019

Vantaan kaupunki v Skanska Industrial Solutions Oy and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Korkein oikeus

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition — Article 101 TFEU — Compensation for the damage caused by a cartel prohibited by that article — Determination of the undertakings liable to provide compensation — Succession of legal entities — Concept of ‘undertaking’ — Economic continuity test

Case C-724/17


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
12/04/2019 Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2019:204
14/03/2019 Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2019:204
14/03/2019 Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2019:100
06/02/2019 Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
16/02/2018 Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.03 Effects of a preliminary ruling
      3.04.03.01 Rulings providing an interpretation


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 81 : paragraph 10
  • TFEU, Article 101 : paragraphs 1, 12, 16 - 20, 22, 23, 26 - 28, 32, 36, 41, 47, 51
  • TFEU, Article 101 -P1 : paragraphs 24, 25, 29, 43
  • TFEU, Article 102 : paragraphs 24, 41
  • TFEU, Article 267 : paragraph 55
  • Regulation 1/2003 -A23P2 : paragraphs 41, 47
  • Directive 2014/104 -A01P1SNT1 : paragraph 35
  • Directive 2014/104 -A11P1 : paragraphs 33 - 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/06 -N38 : paragraphs 30, 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/06 -N41 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/06 -N42 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -448/11 -N22 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -448/11 -N23 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -448/11 -N25 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -557/12 -N20 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -557/12 -N21 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -557/12 -N22 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -557/12 -N23 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -557/12 -N24 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/13 -N39 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -434/13 -N40 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -110/15 -N59 : paragraph 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -110/15 -N60 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -110/15 -N61 : paragraph 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -516/15 -N46 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -516/15 -N48 : paragraph 37

Operative part

  • Interprets : TFEU, Article 101

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 22/12/2017

Date of the Opinion

  • 06/02/2019

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

14/03/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 155 from 06.05.2019, p.11

Application: OJ C 83 from 05.03.2018, p.14

Name of the parties

Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kersting, Christian: Kartellrechtliche Haftung des Unternehmens nach Art. 101 AEUV, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2019 p.290-299 (DE)
  2. Jaspers, Robbert ; Binder, Tom: Van een kikker kan men geen veren plukken - het mededingingsrechtelijke ondernemingsbegrip in het kader van de civielrechtelijke handhaving, Markt & Mededinging 2019 p.112-119 (NL)
  3. Hennah, James: The role of "undertakings" in private law following Skanska, Global Competition Litigation Review 2019 Vol. 12 nº 2 p.75-80 (EN)
  4. Lettl, Tobias: Haftung des Rechtsnachfolgers für Verstöße eines übernommenen Unternehmens gegen Art. 101, 102 AEUV auf Grund wirtschaftlicher Identität – Zugleich Besprechung von EuGH, Urteil vom 14. März 2019 – C-724/17 – Skanska = WM 2019, 1306, Wertpapier-Mitteilungen 2019 p.1285-1290 (DE)
  5. Robertson, Aidan: Skanska Industrial Solutions: What does the Court of Justice's Landmark judgment mean for cartel damages litigation ?, European Competition Law Review 2019 Vol 40 Issue 8 p.347-35300 (EN)
  6. Behar-Touchais, Martine: L'entreprise débitrice de la réparation des dommages causés par une pratique anticoncurrentielle, avant même la directive n°2014/104/UE, Petites affiches. La Loi / Le Quotidien juridique 2019 nº 145 p.8-14 (FR)
  7. Innerhofer, Isabelle ; Hinterdorfer, Sebastian: Skanska C-724/17 - Konzernhaftung für Kartellschadenersatz - EU-Recht verdrängt nationales Zivilrecht, ÖZK aktuell : Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrecht 2019 N°3 p.97-105 (DE)
  8. Holzweber, Stefan: EuGH Skanska Industrial Solutions: Ende des Trennungsprinzips ?, Österreichisches Recht der Wirtschaft 2019 N°7 p.438-443 (DE)
  9. Goorts, M. ; Nijhof, B.: Skanska: de opmars van het ondernemingsbegrip in de civiele procespraktijk, Tijdschrift Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk 2019 p.17-24 (NL)
  10. van Wamel, David: Shining a Light on the Interface between EU and National Law in the Private Enforcement of the EU Competition Rules, European competition and regulatory law review: CoRe 2019 Vol.3 N°3 p.327-333 (EN)
  11. Wouters, D.: Beginsel van economische continuïteit van toepassing op privaatrechtelijke handhaving EU-mededingingsrecht, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2019 p.521-524 (NL)
  12. Kreβe, Bernhard: Anmerkung zu EuGH v. 14.3.2019 - C-724/17 - Vantaan kaupunki ./. Skanska Industrial Solutions Oy, NCC Industry Oy, Asfaltmix Oy, Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union - GPR 2019 p.240-243 (DE)
  13. Wagener, Hans-Markus: Follow-up zu Skanska - Bisherige "Umsetzung" durch nationale Zivilgerichte, Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2019 p.535-538 (DE)
  14. Kohutek, Konrad: Odpowiedzialność odszkodowawcza przedsiębiorcy kontynuującego działalność gospodarczą sprawcy naruszenia prawa konkurencji, Europejski Przegląd Sądowy 2019 Vol. 6 p.38-45 (PL)
  15. Wouters, D.: Beginsel van economische continuïteit van toepassing op privaatrechtelijke handhaving EU-mededingingsrecht, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2019 p.521-524 (NL)
  16. Palzer, Christoph: Kartellschadensersatzanspruch gegen Erwerber der Anteile an einer liquidierten Gesellschaft - Unternehmensbegriff - wirtschaftliche Kontinuität - "Skanska", Europäisches Wirtschafts- & Steuerrecht - EWS 2019 p.276-281 (DE)
  17. Dijken, Ruben: Skanska en de pluraliteit van verweerders bij kartelschadezaken, Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht 2019 nº 37/4 p. 771-788 (NL)
  18. Linhartová, Jitka ; Bock, Claudia: Rozsudek Soudního dvora ve věci Case C-724/17 Skanska Industrial Solutions a další, Antitrust 2019 p.66 (CS)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Korkein oikeus - Finland

Subject-matter

  • Competition

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling
  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Arabadjiev

Advocate General

Wahl

Language(s) of the Case

  • Finnish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English