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4 The Legal Hurdle of Causation: Variations on a Theme

Ioannis Lianos, Peter Davis, Paolisa Nebbia

From: Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law

Peter Davis, Ioannis Lianos, Paolisa Nebbia

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 August 2020

Member State competence — European Union — Arbitration procedures — Appeals — Damages

This chapter examines the different approaches taken by the legal systems of EU Member States to the description and methods of analysis of causation in their tort law. The different descriptions and methods of analysis of legal causation that have emerged in theory and practice are thoroughly examined. The chapter also explores how some key EU jurisdictions have dealt so far with the issue of causation, focusing initially on general tort law and subsequently providing illustrations from competition law cases.

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