The EU Court of Justice upholds General Court judgment in copper industrial and plumbing tubes cartel cases (KME, Chalkor)

On 8 December 2011, the EU Court of Justice (“ECJ”) dismissed appeals brought by KME Germany, KME France, KME Italy (“KME”) and Chalkor AE Epexergasias Metallon (“Chalkor”) against judgments of the General Court (“GC”) in the copper industrial and plumbing tubes cartel cases. In December 2003, the Commission imposed fines totalling € 79 million on KME, Wieland Werke (Germany) and Outokumpu (Finland) for their involvement in an illegal price-fixing and market-sharing cartel on the market for copper industrial tubes, which are used mainly in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry. In a

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Richard Burton, The EU Court of Justice upholds General Court judgment in copper industrial and plumbing tubes cartel cases (KME, Chalkor), 8 December 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Judicial review, Art. N° 58853

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