No board liability at Villeroy & Boch

Dr. Thomas Trölitzsch and Dr. Donata Beck represented the former Chairman of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, Wendelin von Boch, before the Saarbrücken Regional Court against a lawsuit filed by Villeroy & Boch AG claiming damages of €70 million against several former Executive Board members for an EU antitrust fine imposed on the company and several subsidiaries.

The complaint brought by Villeroy & Boch AG was dismissed by the court: This is the largest known case to date concerning the recoverability of an EU antitrust fine in Germany.