European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

Cyril Sarrazin

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Référendaire

Cyril graduated in French Public Law from the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1995 and obtained a Master in European States’ Public comparative Law from Universit y Hamburg and Paris I in 1996, as well as a Master in European Law from the University Paris I in 1997. He passed the Bar exam in 1999 and obtained the European Law Specialization in 2003. In 1999, he worked as Legal Consultant for Coutrelis & Partners in Paris and in 2000 became associate of the Linklaters Brussels’ office, where he joined the EU and competition law practive. From 2001 to 2005, he was as Associate and then Director for the French Bars Representation in Brussels (DBF) where he was in particular in charge of the representation and the defence of the French bars interests towards the EU institutions. From 2004 to 2005 he was Information Officer of the French Delegation in the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). During this period, he also practiced as a stand alone lawyer on EC and ECHR related matters. Cyril gave various lectures on EC law ( in particular, regarding state aids policy and financing Services of General Economic Interest) for the Lille Institute of Political Studies and Law University , as well as for the Institute of European Studies of Strasbourg (CEES) in Slovakia, Malta, Serbia and France. Since December 2005, he is Référendaire in the Chamber of the Estonian Judge Küllike Jürimäe, who is member of the Fifth Chamber of the GCEU.

Articles

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Cyril Sarrazin Fine : The Court of Justice of the European Union rejects the appeal and recalls the underlying principles of both the review of legality and the unlimited jurisdiction (Kone Oyj)

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Appeal brought by companies of the Kone Group against the judgment of the General Court of 13 July 2011 inCase T-151/07 Kone and Others v Commission [2011] ECR II-5313, see this column.), the Court of Justice of the European Union rejects it in its entirety. For the purposes of this column, the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Imputability of unlawful conduct : The Court of Justice of the European Union rejects the appeal and examines the conditions of imputability of a subsidiary’s conduct to its two parent companies (Dow Chemical, Pont de Nemours)

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CJEU, 26 September 2013, The Dow Chemical Company v Commission, Case C-179/12 P; CJEU, 26 September 2013, EI du Pont de Nemours v Commission, Case C 172/12 P CJEU, 26 September 2013, EI du Pont de Nemours v Commission, Case C 172/12 P Two appeals against the judgment of the Court of First (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Fine: The Court of Justice rejects the appeal and clarifies the conditions under which the European Commission renounces to impose a fine (The Dow Chemical Company a.o)

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Appeal against the judgment of the General Court of 13 July 2011 inCase T-42/07 Dow Chemical and Others v Commission (see this column).), the Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses the four pleas in law raised in its support and, therefore, the appeal in its entirety. For the purposes (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Unlimited jurisdiction: The Court of Justice rejects the appeal and clarifies the conditions of exercise by the General Court of its unlimited jurisdiction (Quinn Barlo)

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Appeal brought by Quinn Barlo Ltd, Quinn Plastics NV and Quinn Platics GmbH against the judgment of the General Court of 30 November 2011 (Case T-208/06, see this column, ConcurrencesNo 1-2012).), the Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses the three pleas in law raised in its support (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Presumption of decisive influence: The Court of Justice rejects the appeal and rules that the rebuttable presumption of decisive influence of the parent company on its subsidiaries does not breach the right to a fair trial (Eni)

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Appeal brought by Eni SpA against the judgmentof the Court of First Instance of 13 July 2011 in Case T-371/01 Eni v Commission (Case T-39/07), the Court of Justice of the European Union rejects the two pleas in law raised in its support. The Court also had before it a cross-appeal brought by (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Association of chartered accountants: The Court of Justice rules that the Portuguese association of chartered accountants is an association of undertakings and that a regulation relating to a system of compulsory training may restrict competition (Ordem dos Técnicos Oficiais de Contas/Autorisade de Concorrência)

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CJEU, 28 February 2013, Ordem dos Técnicos Oficiais de Contas v Autorisade de Concorrência, C-1/12 Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Tribunal da Relação de Lisboa (Lisbon District Court) (Portugal) was made to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling on the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Competitor operating unlawfully on the market: The Court of Justice rules that EU cartel rules should apply even if the intended target of a prohibited agreement allegedly operated unlawfully on the market (Protimonopolný úrad Slovenskej republiky/Slovenská sporitel’ňa)

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CJEU, 7 February 2013, Protimonopolný úrad Slovenskej republiky v Slovenská sporitel ’ňa, Case C-68/12 Reference has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Union by the Najvyšší súd Slovenskej republiky (Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic) for a preliminary ruling on the substance of the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Liability of the parent company: The Court of Justice upholds the Tribunal ruling that reduced the fine imposed on Tomkins on the ground of the reduction of the fine imposed on its subsidiary (Tomkins)

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CJEU, 22 January 2013, Commission v Tomkins plc, Case C-286/11 P Appeal brought by the Commission against the judgment of the General Court of 24 March 2011 inCase T-382/06 Tomkins v Commission [2011] ECR II-1157, p. 153.), the Court, sitting as a Grand Chamber, dismisses all five pleas in law (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Single and continuous infringement: The Court of Justice welcomes the appeal lodged by the Commission and reduces a fine to the amount of EUR 35 000 (Verhuizingen Coppens)

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CJEU, 6 December 2012, C-441/11 P, Commission v Verhuizingen Coppens NV Appeal brought on 16 June 2011 by the European Commission (hereinafter ’the Commission’) against thejudgment of the General Court of 16 June 2011 in Case T-379/01 Verhuizingen Coppens v Commission (Case T-210/08, not yet (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Evidence: The General Court confirms, based on a detailed examination of the evidence in the case-file, the participation the enterprise to the infringement on the market for flat glass in the EEA (Guardian Industries)

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Trib. EU, 27 September 2012, T-82/08, Guardian Industries Corp. and others v. Commission Action brought by Guardian Industries Corp and Guardian Europe Sarl against Commission Decision C(2007) 5791 final of 28 November 2007 relating to a proceeding under Article 81 [EC] and Article 53 of the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Imputability: The Court of Justice approves the “dual basis” method used by the Commission under the condition of respect of the principle of the equal treatment (Alliance One International)

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CJEU (gde ch.), 19 July 2012, Joined Cases C-628/10 P and C 14/11 P, Alliance One International v Commission Referral of two appeals brought by Alliance One International and Standard Commercial Tobacco and of a cross-appeal brought by the Commission against the judgment of the General Court (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Fundamental rights: The Court of Justice rejects the appeal and postpones the examination of the legality of the EU Commission’s investigative and decisional functions regarding fundamental rights (Kaimer)

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CJEU, 19 July 2012, Kaimer GmbH and Others v Commission, Case C-264/11 P Appeal against the judgmentof the General Court of 24 March 2011, Kaimer and Others v Commission (Case T-379/06), the Court dismissed all the pleas in law raised and, therefore, the action. Although those pleas in law (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Limit of 10 % of the total turnover: The Court of Justice rejects the appeal and recalls the rules regarding the fine’s limit of 10 % of the total turnover (Cetarsa)

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CJEU, 12 July 2012, C-181/11 P, Cetarsa / Commission Appeal brought by Cetarsa (hereinafter ’the appellant’) and cross-appeal brought by the Commission against thejudgment of the General Court of 3 February 2011 in Case T-212/08 Cetarsa v Commission (Case T-33/05), the Court rejects them both on (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Quantitative selective distribution system: The Court of Justice interprets the concept of “specified criteria” concerning a quantitative selective distribution system (Auto 24)

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CJEU, 14 June 2012, Auto 24, box C-158/11 Reference has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Union by a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de cassation (France) from the Cour de cassation (Court of Cassation), which was asked to rule, in substance, on whether the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Jurisdictional review - Unlimited jurisdiction: The Court of Justice rejects two appeals and declares inadmissible the plea of illegality concerning the EU Commission’s investigative and decisional functions (Legris Industries, Comap)

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CJEU, 3 May 2012, Comap v Commission, Case C-290/11 P CJEU, 3 May 2012, Legris Industries v Commission, Case C-289/11 P Two separate appeals against the judgments of the Court of First Instance of 24 March 2011 in Cases T 376/06 and T 377/06 (review Concurrences, 2/2011, p. 98).), the Court (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Fines: The Court of Justice dismisses an appeal and specifically confirms that the appealed judgement was sufficiently reasoned concerning the adjustment of the fine in the copper industrial tubes case (Chalkor/Commission)

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CJEU, 8 December 2011, Chalkor v Commission, Case C-386/10 P, "Industrial copper tubes and copper plumbing tubes". On 8 December last, the Court of Justice delivered a judgment in Case C-386/10 P seeking the annulment of the judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-21/05, by which the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Fines – Liability of the parent company: The General Court partially confirms a contested decision and expressly declares that the parent company shall only be liable for the period of the infringement during which the parent company and the subsidiary constituted an undertaking in the Spanish raw tobacco case (Agroexpansión and Alliance One International)

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Trib. EU, 12 October 2011, Agroexpansión v Commission, Case T-38/05, "Raw Tobacco - Spain". Trib. EU, 12 October 2011, Alliance One International v. Commission, Case T-41/05, "Raw Tobacco - Spain". On 12 October 2011, the General Court delivered two judgments concerning the actions brought by (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Single and continuous infringement: The General Court partially annuls a contested decision in particular on the ground of a lack of evidence methacrylates case (Quinn Barlo)

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Trib. EU, 30 November 2011, Quinn Barlo and Others v. Commission, Case T-208/06, "Methacrylates". Primarily, the Court of First Instance has brought an action for annulment of Commission Decision C(2006) 2098 final of 31 May 2006 (Case COMP/F/38.645 - Methacrylates) and, in the alternative, (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Parental liability – Fines: The General Court states that a distinction shall be made between the concept of economical autonomy of a full-function joint venture and the concept of autonomy as regards the adoption of its strategic decisions (EI DuPont de Nemours, Dow Chemical)

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GCEU, 2 February 2012, EI du Pont de Nemours a.o. v. Commission, Case T-76/08, "Market for chloroprene rubber". GCEU, 2 February 2012, Dow Chemical v. Commission, Case T-77/08, "Market for chloroprene rubber". On 2 February 2008, the Court of First Instance of the European Union delivered two (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Anticompetitive practices: The Advocate General Kokott proposes the confirmation of the General Court’s judgment in the Spanish tobacco case (Alliance One International and Standard Commercial Tobacco ; Alliance One International)

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In her Opinion delivered on 12 January 2012 in Joined Cases C 628/10 P and C 14/11 P concerning the cartel on the Spanish raw tobacco market, Advocate General Juliane Kokott proposed that the Court should dismiss in their entirety the appeals brought both by the appellants at first instance, (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Imputability – Leniency notice: The General Court confirms the applicant’s liability as of the parent company and rejects the Commission’s counterclaim for increasing the fine (Transcatab)

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GCEU, 5 October 2011, Transcatab v. Commission, case T-39/06, "Raw Tobacco - Italy". On 5 October 2011, the Court of First Instance dismissed in its entirety, first, the action brought by Transcatab seeking partial annulment of Commission Decision C(2005) 4012 final of 20 October 2005 (Case (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Leniency notice – Obligation to cooperate : The General Court recalls the consequence of the Commission’s decision to grant an undertaking immunity from any fine, regarding the obligation to cooperate fully, on a continuous basis and expeditiously throughout the Commission’s administrative procedure (Deltafina ; Alliance One International)

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GCEU, 9 September 2011, Deltafina v. Commission, Case T-12/06, "Raw Tobacco - Italy". GCEU, 9 September 2011, Alliance One International v. Commission, Case T-25/06, "Raw Tobacco - Italy". On 9 September 2011, the General Court dismissed in their entirety the two actions brought respectively (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Imputability – Fines : The GCEU substantially reduces the fine imposed on a producer of acrylic glass and confirms its case-law on the rebuttable presumption that the parent company exercises decisive influence over the conduct of its subsidiary (Total SA, Elf Aquitaine v. Commission ; Arkema France, Arkema International and Altumax Europe, v. Commission ; “Méthacrylates”)

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Trib. UE, June 7, 2011, Total and Elf Aquitaine v. Commission, Case T-206/06, "Methacrylates". Trib. EU, June 7, 2011, Arkema France and others v. Commission, Case T-217/06, "Methacrylates". In two judgments delivered on 7 June 2011, the Court of First Instance confirmed the fine imposed in (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Participation to the infringement – Repeated infringement: The General Court annuls the contested decision for lack of evidence concerning the participation of certain applicants in the infringement and the legal conditions for increasing the fine of others for recidivism (Shell Petroleum, ENI, Dow Chemical, Kaučuk, Unipetrol, Trade-Stomil and Polimeri Europa, “Rubber”)

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GCEU, 13 July 2011, Shell Petroleum a.o. v. Commission, Case T-38/07, "Rubber". GCEU, 13 July 2011, ENI v. Commission, Case T-39/07, "Rubber". GCEU, 13 July 2011, Dow Chemical a.o. v. Commission, Case T-42/07, "Rubber". GCEU, 13 July 2011, Kaučuk v. Commission, case T-44/07, "Rubber". GCEU, (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Imputability – Fines: The General Court substantially reduces the fine imposed on a producer of acrylic glass and confirms its case-law on the rebuttable presumption that the parent company exercises decisive influence over the conduct of its subsidiary (Total et Elf Aquitaine, Arkema)

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Trib. UE, June 7, 2011, Total and Elf Aquitaine v. Commission, Case T-206/06, "Methacrylates". Trib. EU, June 7, 2011, Arkema France and others v. Commission, Case T-217/06, "Methacrylates". In two judgments delivered on 7 June 2011, the Court of First Instance confirmed the fine imposed in (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Potential competitor: The General Court clarifies the notion of potential competitor and upholds the fine imposed on a company who manages an international payment card network (Visa Europe and Visa International Service)

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GCEU, 14 April 2011, Visa Europe and Visa International Service v. Commission, Case T-461/07 Primarily, by way of an action for annulment of Commission Decision C(2007)4471 final of 3 October 2007 relating to a proceeding under Article 81 EC and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (COMP/D1/37860 - (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Accountability of the conduct – Fines: The General Court cancels fines imposed to certain undertakings in the copper fittings sector (Viega, Legris Industries, Comap, IMI, Kaimer, FRA.BO, Tomkins, IBP, Aalberts Industries, Pegler)

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Trib. EU, 24 March 2011, Viega v Commission, Case T-375/06, "Fittings". Trib. UE, 24 March 2011, Legris Industries v. Commission, Case T-376/06, "Fittings". Trib. EU, 24 March 2011, Comap v Commission, Case T-377/06, "Fittings". Trib. EU, 24 March 2011, IMI and Others v Commission, Case (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Accountability of the conduct - Fines: The General Court draws conclusions out of the belonging to a group of companies for the calculation of the fine (World Wide Tobacco España)

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Trib. EU, 8 March 2011, World Wide Tobacco España v Commission, Case T-37/05, "Raw Tobacco - Spain". In a judgment of 8 March 2011, the Court of First Instance confirmed to a very large extent Commission Decision C(2004) 4030 final of 20 October 2004 concerning the cartel on the Spanish market (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Collective agreement: The Court of Justice declares the French scheme for supplementary reimbursement of healthcare costs for the French traditional bakery sector compatible with Article 101 TFEU (AG2R Prévoyance)

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CJEU, 3 March 2011, AG2R Prévoyance, case C-437/09 (See also, infra, "Unilateral practices", obs. A.-L. Sibony and "Public Sector", obs. J.-Ph. Kovar) Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Tribunal de grande instance de Périgueux (France), the Court of Justice was asked to rule, in (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Responsability of the unlawful conduct: The General Court partially confirms the decision of the Commission fining parent companies for the unlawful conduct of their subsidiary (Alliance One International)

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Trib. EU, 27 October 2010, Alliance One International and Others v. Commission, Case T-24/05. In a judgment of 27 October 2010, the Court of First Instance partially upheld Commission Decision C(2004) 4030 final of 20 October 2004 relating to the cartel on the Spanish market for the purchase (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Fine imposed to a subsidiary: The General Court tends to clarify the conditions under which successive parent companies can be held jointly and severally liable of the fine imposed to their subsidiary (Trioplast Industrier)

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GCEU, 13 September 2010, Trioplast Industrier v. Commission, Case T-40/06 By judgment of 13 September 2010, the General Court partially annulled Commission Decision C(2005) 4634 final of 30 November 2005 relating to the cartel on the industrial bags market extended to the territories of (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Rights to an effective remedy and to an impartial tribunal : The ECJ upholds the fine while reinforcing the rights to an effective remedy and of access to an impartial tribunal of the undertakings (Knauf Gips)

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CJEU, 1 July 2010, Knauf Gips v Commission, Case C-407/08 P, In a judgment on appeal delivered on 1 July 2010, the Court of Justice of the European Union upheld the fine imposed on Knauf Gips KG as the party responsible for the entire conduct of the Knauf Group. For the purposes of this (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Insufficient of proof - Fine mitigating: The General Court partially upholds the Commission decision in the copper plumbing tubes sector but rules that the Commission has sufficiently demonstrated the uninterrupted participation in the cartel of some participants and has infringed the principle of equal treatment when calculating the fines imposed to some of them (Copper plumbing tube industry)

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General Court, 19 May 2010, Wieland-Werke a.o. v. Commission, Case T-11/05, Copper plumbing tube industry General Court, 19 May 2010, IMI a.o. v. Commission, Case T-18/05, Copper plumbing tube industry General Court, 19 May 2010, Boliden a.o. v. Commission, Case T-19/05, Copper plumbing tube (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Fixation of fines: The ECJ upholds the analysis of the CFI and rejects, on procedural grounds, claims that the Commission mistakenly took into account captive uses in the determination of market power (Le Carbone Lorraine)

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ECJ, November 12, 2009, Le Carbone Lorraine v. Commission, Case C-554/08 P ECJ, 12 November 2009, SGL Carbon v Commission, Case C-564/08 P These two rulings handed down on the same day dismissed the appeals brought respectively by Carbone Lorraine and SGL Carbon against the CFI rulings of (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Presumption of decivise influence : The CFI confirms the European Commission’s decision and applies the case-law on the presumption that the parent company holding 100% or almost 100% of the capital of a subsidiary exercises decisive influence over the conduct of its subsidiary (Hoechst ; Arkema ; Elf Aquitaine ; Akzo Nobel e.a.)

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CFI, 30 September 2009, Hoechst GmbH v. Commission, caseT-161/05 CFI, 30 September 2009, Arkema SA v. Commission, case T-168/05 CFI, 30 September 2009, Elf Aquitaine SA v. Commission, case T-174/05 CFI, 30 September 2009, Akzo Nobel NV a.o. v. Commission, case T-175/05 Four actions for (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Exemption of exclusive distribution agreements: The ECJ recalls its case-law on the exemption of exclusive distribution agreements for motor-vehicle fuels (Lubricantes y Carburantes Galaicos ; GALP Energía España)

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ECJ (Ord.), 3 September 2009, Lubricantes y Carburantes Galaicos SL (Lubricarga) v GALP Energía España SAU, Case C-506/07 Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Audiencia Provincial de la Coruña (Spain) by order adopted on the basis of the first subparagraph of Article 104(3) of the Rules of (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Motor-vehicle fuels exclusive distribution : The ECJ interprets the conditions under which the exemption regimes under Reg. 1984/83 and 2790/1999 apply (Pedro IV Servicios / Total España)

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ECJ, 2.4.09, Pedro IV Servicios SL v. Total España SA, case C-260/07 Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona (Spain) has once again given the Court of Justice an opportunity to interpret the provisions of Article 81 EC and Articles 11 and 12 of Commission (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Reduction of capacities: The ECJ rules that the arrangement concluded between the main Irish beef processors requiring a reduction of processing capacity has as its object the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition (Beef Industry Development Society)

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ECJ, 20 November 2008, Competition Authority v. Beef Industry Development Society Ltd, Barry Brothers (Carrigmore) Meats Ltd, case. C-209/07 Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Supreme Court of Ireland has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities for a preliminary (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Nullity: The ECJ details the conditions of compatibility of exclusive supply contracts for petroleum products and other related products and the automatic nullity principle provided for in Article 88(2) (CEPSA Estacione de Servicio)

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ECJ, 11 September 2008, CEPSA Estacione de Servicio SA, case C-279/06 Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Audiencia Provincial de Madrid (Spain) was made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities by order of the Audiencia Provincial de Madrid (Provincial Court, Madrid), which (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Cartel: The CFI confirms the European Commission’s decision to sanction a consultancy firm which contributed actively and intentionally to a cartel between producers which were active on a market other than that the one it operated on (Treuhand)

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CFI, 8 July 2008, AC-Treuhand AG v. Commission, "Organic peroxides", case T-99/04 In its Decision 2005/349/EC of 10 December 2003, the Commission imposed sanctions under Article 81 EC on several undertakings, including three producers of organic peroxides, in connection with a cartel concluded (...)

Cyril Sarrazin National regulations: The ECJ confirms its Arduino and Cipolla case-law and rules that Articles 81 EC and 10 EC combined do not preclude the Italian law prohibiting derogations from the minimum limits for the lawyer’s fees (Hospital Consulting / Esaote)

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ECJ (Ord.), 5 May 2008, Hospital Consulting Srl and Others v Esaote SpA and Others, Case C-386/07. Reference has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities by the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) for a preliminary ruling on the compatibility of Italian national legislation on the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin National rules - Advertising provision: The ECJ confirms its Cipolla case law and rules that Art. 81 EC, 3(1) (g) and 10 EC combined do not preclude the Belgium law prohibiting advertising of dental care services (Ioannis Doulamis)

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ECJ, 13 March 2008, Ioannis Doulamis, case C-446/05 Reference has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities by the Tribunal de première instance de Bruxelles (Belgium) for a preliminary ruling on the compatibility of national legislation on the conditions governing the (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Exclusive service station agreement: The ECJ Advocate General examines the terms of an exclusive fuel supply contract regarding EU competition rules (Estaciones de Servicio/Tobar e Hijos)

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ECJ, Opinion of Advocate General Mengozzi,13 March 2008, CEPSA, Estaciones de Servicio SA v. LV Tobar e Hijos SL, case C-279/06 In his Opinion on a question referred for a preliminary ruling by the Audiencia Provincial de Madrid (Spain), concerning the terms of a service station contract, (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Fine - Personal responsibility: The ECJ interprets the principal of personal responsibility in order to protect the effectiveness of the rules in the sphere of competition (Ente Tabacchi Italiani - ETI)

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ECJ, 11 December 2007, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato v. Ente Tabacchi italiani - ETI SpA, case C-280/06 Reference has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities by order of the Consiglio di Stato (Italy), for a preliminary ruling in the proceedings pending (...)

Cyril Sarrazin National rules: The Advocate General proposes to declare Belgium legislation prohibiting advertising by dentists compatible with the EC Treaty (Ioannis Doulamis)

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ECJ, Opinion of Advocate General Bot, 22 November 2007, Procureur du Roi v. Ioannis Doulamis, case C-446/05 In his Opinion on the question referred by the Cour de première instance de Bruxelles (Brussels Court of First Instance) for a preliminary ruling on the compatibility with the provisions (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Resale Price Maintenance : The ECJ specifies the conditions under which a supplier can impose an obligation on service-station operators to sell fuel at a specific price (Spanish petrol stations)

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ECJ, 14 December 2006, Confederación Española de Empresarios de Estaciones de Servicio v. Compañía Española de Petróleos SA, Case C-217/05 Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Tribunal Supremo (Spain) from the Tribunal Supremo, the Court of Justice has specified the conditions under which an (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Austrian Bank sector: The CFI dismisses the appeals brought against the Club Lombard decision and largely confirms the fines (Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich)

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CFI, 14 December 2006, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG a.o. v. Commission, Joined Cases T-259/02 to T-264/02 and T-271/02 In 2002, the European Commission sanctioned a number of Austrian banks, commonly referred to as the "Lombard Club", which had participated in a series of agreements and (...)

Cyril Sarrazin Lawyers’ fees: The ECJ confirms and further specifies its Arduino case law according to which Articles 10 EC and 81 EC combined do not cover national rules setting professional scales of charges (Frederico Cipolla)

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ECJ, 6 December 2006, Frederico Cipolla v. Rosaria Portolese; Stefano Macrino and Claudia Capodarte v. Roberto Meloni, Joined Cases C-94/04 and C-202/04 Reference has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Communities by the Corte d’appello di Torino (Italy) and the Tribunal di Roma (...)

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