ALERT: PROCEDURE - CARTEL - IMPUTATION OF UNLAWFUL CONDUCT - SEVERAL LIABILITY FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE FINE

Cartel : Advocate General Mengozzi considers the the General Court erred in law when applying the rules regarding several liability and suggests the Court to significantly reduce the fine of an undertaking operating in the nuclear sector and of its subsidiary, imposed for their participation in the gas insulated switchgears cartel (Areva)

CJUE, 19 septembre 2013, conclusions de l'avocat général Paolo Mengozzi dans les affaires jointes C‑231/11, C‑232/11 et C‑233/11 (Commission européenne contre Siemens Österreich e. a.) Le 19 septembre 2013, l'avocat général Paolo Mengozzi a rendu ses conclusions dans les affaires jointes C-247/11 (Areva / Commission) et dans les affaires jointes C-253/11 (Alstom e.a. / Commission). Ces affaires soulèvent principalement la question de la mise en œuvre de la responsabilité solidaire pour le paiement des amendes infligées par la Commission et dans une moindre mesure celle de l'imputabilité du comportement infractionnel de la filiale à la mère. La première affaire fait suite au pourvoi formé contre l'arrêt du Tribunal (deuxième chambre) du 3 mars 2011, Areva e.a. / Commission (affaires jointes T-117/07

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Alain Ronzano, Cartel : Advocate General Mengozzi considers the the General Court erred in law when applying the rules regarding several liability and suggests the Court to significantly reduce the fine of an undertaking operating in the nuclear sector and of its subsidiary, imposed for their participation in the gas insulated switchgears cartel (Areva), 19 September 2013, Concurrences Review N° 4-2013, Art. N° 59649, www.concurrences.com

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