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Past Event
11 October 2011



Parental Liability and Antitrust Fines in the EU: When "exercising decisive influence" sends the bill to parent companies

Under the parent liability doctrine, in the EU, parent companies can be held liable, and therefore be required to pay substantial fines, for antitrust infringements committed by their subsidiaries. This is not a new topic, but it is highly controversial and continues to be raised before the European Courts.

The number of cases decided in 2011 alone reflect the financial burden parent company liability can entail and reveal that parent companies may face liability issues in almost every case where a subsidiary has infringed competition law.

These latest judgments clarify the existing criteria for attributing liability to a parent company and the requisite standard of proof. This teleconference will address these criteria and the arguments parent companies can use as a defence to liability.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CEST
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BST
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT

For access the audio file of this teleconference, click here. (Requires a brief registration.) For additional information, please contact James Davidge at +44 20 3130 8224 or .

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