Belgium Elevator Cartel: Prof. Dr. Dr. Hildebrand and Dr. Hildebrand selected as experts of the European Commission

The European Commission is suing damages due to the elevator cartel. Four major manufacturers, notably Kone, Otis, Schindler and Thyssen Krupp, have colluded in anti-competitive agreements regarding elevators and escalators in the period from 1996 to January 2004.


The Commissions’ juridical procedure is at second instance. New economic experts should support the Commission’s legal representatives in this phase. Based on their solid know how and extensive experiences in cartel damage cases, Prof. Dr. Dr. Doris Hildebrand and Dr. Pascal Hildebrand were both selected by the Commission. The Commissions’ experts started their work in May 2019.


EE&MC is active in the Austrian elevator cartel since 2008. Austrian clients include the Federal Government of Austria, the city of Vienna, other local Austrian municipalities, housing associations, hospitals as well as the Austrian railway operator ÖBB. The Austrian court procedures are still ongoing. The court appointed recently a court expert to re-quantify the damages because of the Austrian elevator cartel. In Belgium, EE&MC is representing the Belgium railway operator NBMS and Infrabel. These proceedings are ongoing as well.


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