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Memorandum on the CJEU's judgment in the Volvo and DAF Trucks case

By Pedro Suárez, Javier Pérez and Diana Radoi

On 22/06/2022, the long-awaited judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in case C-267/20 - Volvo and DAF Trucks (available at this link) was delivered and published in response to a request for a preliminary ruling made by the Provincial Appeal Court of Leon (Audiencia Provincial de León) in the context of an action for damages based on the European Commission's decision in the Trucks case.

This judgment rules on the temporal application of Directive 2014/104/EU and, by extension, the articles of the Spanish Competition Act (Ley de Defensa de la Competencia) transposing the directive, in relation to the provisions concerning the statute of limitations, the judicial estimation of harm and, finally, the rebuttable presumption that cartels cause harm.

Ramón y Cajal’s Antitrust  team has prepared a memorandum analysing the background to the case, the approach by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the impact of the judgment on competition damages litigation in Spain.

Click here to access its content.

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