In this issue:

The Schneider Decision

Juan Rodriguez, Aug 06, 2007

Schneider Electric Damages Judgment: A New Era in EC Merger Control?

The judgment of the Court of First Instance of July 11, 2007 awarding damages to Schneider Electric is unlikely to lead to a flood of merger-related damages litigation against the European Commission.

Sebastian McMichael, John Schmidt, Aug 07, 2007

Schneider Floodgates Open for Claims against Commission?

The CFI’s decision is undoubtedly historic. It is the first case in which damages have been awarded against the Commission for getting a merger wrong. The question is whether this will herald a change in the courts hitherto restrictive approach to non-contractual liability of the European institutions.