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Recent Developments In Hybrid Settlement Cases
Since the introduction of the European Commission's (EC) settlement procedure in 2008, just over one in five of all its settlement cases have involved at least one party dropping out of the settlement
6 Aug 2019
Reform Of Belgian Competition Law
These rules expressly cover cartel negotiations, including aborted cartel discussions.
10 Jul 2019
General Court Reduces The Fine Imposed On Pometon In Steel Abrasives Cartel Case
On 28 March 2019, the General Court delivered a judgment on an appeal lodged by Pometon against the European Commission's decision in the Steel Abrasives cartel case (Case T-433/16, Pometon SA v. Commission).
European Union
23 May 2019
EU Commission Must Provide Adequate Statement Of Reasons When Departing From Standard Fining Methodology
In such circumstances, the Commission is required to provide a statement of reasons for this departure, including an explanation of the factors which enabled it to determine the gravity of the infringement and its duration...
European Union
21 May 2019
Court Of Justice Of European Union Sets Aside General Court Judgments Granting Damages For Excessively Long Judicial Proceedings
On 13 December 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered three judgments on separate appeals brought against judgments of the General Court by Gascogne Sack Deutschland ("Gascogne"), Kendrion and Plasticos Españoles ...
European Union
25 Feb 2019
Heat Stabilisers Cartel Case – Calculation Of The Fine: Principle Of Equal Treatment
On 18 October 2018, the General Court upheld an appeal lodged by the GEA group against the European Commission's readopted decision in the heat stabilisers cartel case and annulled the Commission's decision ...
European Union
28 Nov 2018
ECJ Confirms Validity Of Broadly-Worded Jurisdiction Clauses In Article 102 Damages Actions
On 24 October 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment concerning the interpretation of Article 23 of Council Regulation No. 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement ...
European Union
28 Nov 2018
EU Cartels Developments In September 2018
Court of Justice partly upholds Infineon appeal against General Court judgment in Smart card chip cartel case, but dismisses Philips appeal.
European Union
7 Nov 2018
Belgian Supreme Court Removes One More Hurdle In European Commission's Claim For Damages Against Elevator Cartel
On 22 March 2018, the Belgian Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against an interim judgment of the Brussels Court of Appeal on the damages claim introduced by the European Commission.
7 Aug 2018
Cartels And Horizontal Developments In The EU In April 2018
In this article, we give a factual overview of a significant case development at EU level, and then provide a more detailed analysis of the developments addressed.
European Union
18 May 2018
Effects On Trade Between Member States: Freight Forwarding Cartel Case
Under EU case-law, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices fall within the scope of Article 101 TFEU if there is a sufficient degree of probability that they may have a direct or indirect effect, ...
European Union
22 Mar 2018
Significant Cartel Case Developments In February 2018
On 1 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") delivered four judgments dismissing the appeals brought by participants involved in the air freight forwarding cartel.
European Union
22 Mar 2018
Summary Of Significant Cartel And Horizontal Agreements Developments In November 2017
The fines imposed by the Commission ranged from € 156,000 to € 12,724,000 depending on each individual infringement.
European Union
17 Jan 2018
Clarification Of Concept Of Cartel ‘Facilitator'
Under EU case-law, the burden of proof with respect to the establishment of participation by an undertaking in an infringement and liability for all of its constituent elements is on the Commission.
European Union
16 Jan 2018
EU Courts Bound By Ne Ultra Petita Principle Even When Ruling Of Own Motion
According to British Airways, by raising a plea of its own motion, the GC had grounds to go beyond the form of order set out in British Airways' application for annulment, in particular as it related to a ground...
European Union
16 Jan 2018
Pre-Stressing Steel Cartel Case – Assessment Of Parent Company's Derivative Liability
A parent company can rebut this presumption by bringing forward sufficient evidence that its subsidiary acted autonomously on the market.
European Union
28 Nov 2017
General Court Orders EU To Pay Damages For Excessively Long Court Proceedings In Flat Glass Cartel Case
On 7 June 2017, the General Court delivered a judgment in relation to an action claiming damages for excessive duration of judicial proceedings and for an infringement of the principle of equal treatment...
European Union
9 Aug 2017
Significant Cartel Developments At EU Level In April/May 2017
In addition, the ECJ confirmed that Pacific Fruit's conduct restricted competition by object.
European Union
20 Jun 2017
Belgian Competition Authority Sanctions Bid-Rigging Cartel In Public Contracts For Railway Infrastructure
On 2 May 2017, the BCA found that ABB, AEG, Siemens, Schneider and Sécheron had engaged in a cartel in the context of public tenders organised by government-owned railway network...
European Union
16 Jun 2017
Cartels & Horizontal Agreements - Significant Developments In The EU In December 2016 And January 2017
In this article, we give a factual overview of significant case developments at EU level in the past month, and then provide a more detailed analysis of important substantive or procedural developments...
European Union
27 Feb 2017
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