Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 6 October 2021

Sumal, S.L. v Mercedes Benz Trucks España, S.L.

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Competition – Compensation for harm caused by a practice prohibited under Article 101(1) TFEU – Determination of the undertakings liable to provide compensation – Action for compensation directed against the subsidiary of a parent company and brought following a decision finding only that the parent company participated in a cartel – Concept of an ‘undertaking’ – Concept of ‘economic unit’

Case C-882/19


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:800
06/10/2021 Sumal
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2021:800
06/10/2021 Sumal
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2021:293
15/04/2021 Sumal
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
28/02/2020 Sumal
Request for a preliminary ruling
03/12/2019 Sumal
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.07 Oral procedure
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Information not available

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 03/12/2019

Date of the Opinion

  • 15/04/2021

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/10/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Information not available

Name of the parties

Sumal

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Kadri, Aqeel ; Campbell, Scott: Subsidiary liability :|bthe Provimi point answered? : Sumal SL v Mercedes Benz Trucks Espana SL (C-882/19), European Competition Law Review 2021 p. 686-690 (EN)
  2. Bauermeister, Tabea: Zugehörigkeit zur wirtschaftlichen Einheit und wesentlicher Beitrag zur Umsetzung des Rechtsverstoßes : Sumal/Mercedes Benz Trucks España : C-882/19, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 2021 p. 559-562 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona - Spain

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices

Provisions of national law referred to

Ley 15/2007, de 3 de julio, de Defensa de la Competencia, art. 71, 15/07/2007

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Šváby

Advocate General

Pitruzzella

Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian