The EU Court of First Instance upholds the Commission’s decision stating that the sales of tied products should be objectively justified to not be considered an abuse (Tetra Pak)

Case T-83/91 Tetra Pak International SA ν Commission of the European Communities* 1. The drawing-up of exhaustive minutes of the hearing of an undertaking alleged to have infringed the competition rules is an essential procedural requirement when it proves necessaiy so as to enable the Advisory Committee on Restrictive Practices and Monopolies to deliver its opinion and the Commission to adopt its decision with full knowledge of the facts, that is without being misled on an essential point by errors or omissions. That would not be the case if the minutes simply fail to record certain statements by a representative of the undertaking in question, which contain nothing of importance that was not in other observations submitted by representatives of that undertaking during the hearing and

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