The Spanish National Appeal Court reduces fines against a cartel in the wine sector giving a new interpretation of calculation of fines that may lead to favor cartelist activity in the future (Bodegas Williams & Humbert)

On March 8, 2013, the Audiencia Nacional (AN), the Spanish National Appeal Court, ruled in the judicial review of actions brought by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, SA against the Decision of the Spanish Competition Authority (CNC) dated July 28, 2010. The CNC had found elements to conclude that several of the main operators in the sector of wines with Designation of Origin (denominacion de origen) “Jerez-Xeres-Sherry” and “Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda” established a cartel to control the output and price of sherry from Jerez that was exported under the trademarks of the foreign distributors in

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Santiago Rossi, The Spanish National Appeal Court reduces fines against a cartel in the wine sector giving a new interpretation of calculation of fines that may lead to favor cartelist activity in the future (Bodegas Williams & Humbert), 8 March 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2013, Art. N° 51807

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