The ECJ Advocate General Mazák delivers opinion on disclosure of leniency applications (Pfleiderer)

On 16 December 2010, Advocate General Mazák delivered his opinion in a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bonn Local Court arising from a damage claim in the paper cartel in Germany. By decisions of 2008, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) imposed fines totalling € 62 million on the three largest European producers of decor paper (special paper for surface treatment of engineered wood) and on five individuals for their participation in price-fixing agreements and agreements on capacity closure. Those decisions were based, inter alia, on information and documents which the FCO had received in the context of its leniency programme. Pfleiderer AG, one of the world’s three leading manufacturers of engineered wood, is a purchaser of decor paper. In order to prepare for civil

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Martin Favart, The ECJ Advocate General Mazák delivers opinion on disclosure of leniency applications (Pfleiderer), 16 December 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Judicial review, Art. N° 41283

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