Remedy for breach

November 1st, 2017 by James Goudie KC

In Case E-16/16, Fosen-Linjen AS v AtB AS, the EFTA Court has said, in a Judgment on 31 October 2017, that damages are available as a remedy for breach of the procurement rules where there is a sufficient causal link between the breach and the damage irrespective of the gravity of the breach.  A simple breach of procurement law is in itself says the Court sufficient to trigger the liability of the contracting authority to compensate for damage incurred: paragraph 82.  This contrasts with the Supreme Court Judgement in Energy Solutions v NDA (2017) UKSC 34.

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