Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber), 6 November 2012

Europese Gemeenschap v Otis NV and Others

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the rechtbank van koophandel te Brussel

Representation of the European Union before national courts — Articles 282 EC and 335 TFEU — Claim for damages in respect of loss caused to the European Union by a cartel — Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Right to fair hearing — Right of access to a tribunal — Equality of arms — Article 16 of Regulation No 1/2003

Case C‑199/11


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
14/12/2012 Otis and Others
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:684
06/11/2012 Otis and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:684
06/11/2012 Otis and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2012:388
26/06/2012 Otis and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
08/07/2011 Otis 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.
7 General and final provisions
  7.02 Privileges and immunities of the European Union
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.00 General
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.01 Binding nature of the competition rules and measures taken by Member States, direct effect
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 28/04/2011

Date of the Opinion

  • 26/06/2012

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/11/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 219 from 23.07.2011, p.2

Judgment: OJ C 9 from 12.01.2013, p.14

Name of the parties

Otis and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Arhel, Pierre: Activité des juridictions de l'Union européenne en droit de la concurrence (juin 2012), Petites affiches. La Loi / Le Quotidien juridique 2012 nº 161-162 p.13-15 (FR)
  2. Skubic, Zoran: Ko Komisija potrka na domače sodne duri, Pravna praksa 2012 nº 48 p.22-23 (SL)
  3. Paulus, Eduard: Grundrechtecharta und Private Enforcement: Ist die Stellung der Europäischen Kommission als "Entscheidungsbehörde" in Kartellrechtssachen mit jener des Klägers im nachfolgenden Zivilprozess unter dem Blickwinkel eines fairen Verfahrens vereinbar?, ÖZK aktuell : Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrecht 2012 p.231-235 (DE)
  4. Tinç, Mehmet: Jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne en matière de droits fondamentaux, L'Europe des libertés: revue d'actualité juridique 2012 nº 39/40 p.68-69 (FR)
  5. Simon, Denys: Statut contentieux de la Commission devant les juridictions nationales. Procès équitable, Europe 2013 janvier Comm. nº 1 p.13-14 (FR)
  6. Raue, Benjamin: Richter und Kläger? Die Doppelrolle der Europäischen Kommission bei der Durchsetzung europäischen Wettbewerbsrechts, Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 2013 p.147-153 (DE)
  7. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 168 (NL)
  8. Robin, Catherine: Préjudice causé à l'Union européenne par l'entente dans les ascenseurs, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2013 nº 34 p.37 (FR)
  9. Muguet-Poullennec, Gwenaël: La Commission, victime d'une infraction qu'elle a sanctionnée, peut demander à en être indémnisée, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2013 nº 34 p.79-82 (FR)
  10. Landbrecht, Johannes: Verfahrens-/Kartellrecht: Vertretung der EU in Private Enforcement-Verfahren durch die Kommission, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2013 p.28-29 (DE)
  11. Canapa, Damiano ; Hager, Patricia: Right of the European Union to claim compensation before a national court against the member of a cartel: Case C-199/11, Europese Gemeenschap v. OTIS NV and Others, Judgment iof 6 November 2012, not yet reported, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 2013 p.113-119 (EN)
  12. Beumer, A.E.: Interactie tussen fundamentele rechten en mededinging: het arrest Otis, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2013 p.7-13 (NL)
  13. Van Malleghem, Pieter-Augustijn: S.E.W. ; Sociaal-economische wetgeving 2013 p.123-127 (NL)
  14. Meijer, R.: Verhaal van de kartelschade door de Europese Commissie, Markt & Mededinging 2013 p.19-22 (NL)
  15. Vallery, Anne: Otis: Can the Commission be a Victim in Addition to Actions as a Police Officer, a Prosecutor and a Judge?, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2013 Vol. 4 nº 3 p.232-236 (EN)
  16. Botta, Marco: Commission acting as plaintiff in cases of private enforcement of EU competition law: Otis, Common Market Law Review 2013 p.1105-1117 (EN)
  17. Robert, Loïc: Le contentieux indemnitaire de la concurrence à l'épreuve du procès équitable, Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2013 nº 79 p.47-51 (FR)
  18. Andersson, Helene: The Otis Ruling - Allowing the Commission to Take the Elevator to the Next Level, Global Competition Litigation Review 2013 Vol. 6 nº 3 p.111-114 (EN)
  19. Coutron, Laurent: Concurrence et procès équitable : la Commission peut, elle aussi, demander réparation du préjudice causé par une entente qu'elle a constatée, Revue trimestrielle de droit européen 2013 p.316 (FR)
  20. Sampol Pucurull, Miguel: De justicias justas y abogados de la Unión: Problemas de la fusión de la aplicación pública y privada del derecho a la competencia, Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de 6 de noviembre de 2012, asunto Otis, C-199/11, Revista española de Derecho Europeo 2013 nº 48 p.103-124 (ES)
  21. Dunne, Niamh: Leading by Example: Private Competition Enforcement by the European Commission, The Cambridge Law Journal 2013 p.273-276 (EN)
  22. Kuritár, Dávid: Az Európai Bizottság kettős szerepe a magánjogi jogérvényesítésben, Versenytükör 2013 1. szám p.39-44 (HU)
  23. Tudor, Elena Cristina: Legitimación de la Comisión Europea para ejercitar acciones de daños por ilícitos anticompetitivos: Sentencia del TJUE de 6 de noviembre de 2012, Asunto Europese Gemeenschap / Otis NV y otros, Revista de Derecho de la Competencia y la Distribución 2013 nº 12 p.231-239 (ES)
  24. Andreangeli, Arianna: Private But Can it Do So? Comments on Otis, European Law Review 2014 p.717-734 (EN)
  25. Andreangeli, Arianna: Private Enforcement of the EU Competition Rules: The Commission Wishes to " Practise what it Preaches"...But Can it Do So? Comment on Otis, European Current Law 2015 nº 1 p.1-16 (EN)
  26. Kulesza, Marcin: Z orzecznictwa Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej - Glosa do wyroku z 6.11.2012 r., C-199/11, Europese Gemeenschap v. Otis NV i inni (dochodzenie przez UE roszczeń z tytułu naruszenia prawa konkurencji), Państwo i Prawo 2015 Vol. 5 p.130-135 (PL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Rechtbank van koophandel Brussel - Belgium

Subject-matter

  • General and final provisions
  • Fundamental rights
  • - Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Convention européenne de sauvegarde des Droits de l'Homme et des Libertés fondamentales (04/11/1950), art. 6, par. 1

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Arabadjiev

Advocate General

Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Spanish