The CJEU confirms the power of the Czech NCA to punish a pre-EU-accession cartel on the basis of Art. 101 TFEU (Toshiba)

Proceedings before the Commission On 2 August 2006, the European Commission (the “Commission”) initiated proceedings regarding an alleged breach of competition rules by numerous companies producing gas insulated switchgear (“GIS”) who entered into a worldwide bid-rigging agreement [1]. The cartel lasted between 1989 and May 2004 and was ended shortly after a dawn raid conducted on the premises of some of the participants. While the leniency applicant (the ABB company) received full immunity, the Commission imposed a total of EUR 750 million on 11 other companies [2]. Proceedings before the Czech Competition Authority and courts In September 2004, the Commission informed the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (the “Office”) that it had been investigating a cartel in the

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Karel Svoboda, The CJEU confirms the power of the Czech NCA to punish a pre-EU-accession cartel on the basis of Art. 101 TFEU (Toshiba), 14 February 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2012, Art. N° 45017

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