The Austrian Cartel Court brings a preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice on the question of access to cartel files by third parties adversely affected by a cartel (Printing chemical producers)

In 2010, several printing chemical producers were fined by the Austrian Cartel Court for their participation in a printing chemicals cartel in Austria. The investigation was initiated due to a leniency application by one of the cartel members. After the conclusion of the procedure, an association of undertakings alleged to have been adversely affected by the collusive conduct submitted an application to the Austrian Cartel Court seeking full access to the file in order to prepare civil damage actions. Usually, Austrian

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Christina Hummer, The Austrian Cartel Court brings a preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice on the question of access to cartel files by third parties adversely affected by a cartel (Printing chemical producers), 12 October 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Access to file, Art. N° 40181

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