The Belgian Competition Authority finds breach of due process in confectionary cartel investigation (Ferrero)

In a recently published decision of 7 April 2011, the Belgian Competition Council found that the rights of defence of companies, investigated for alleged coordinated price increases in the confectionary sector, had been infringed. In April 2008, the College of Competition Prosecutors opened an ex officio investigation in the confectionery sector and, in May 2008, dawn raids were conducted at the premises of various confectionery producers, including Ferrero. In March 2009, the College of Competition Prosecutors decided to split the case and opened two separate investigations: one concerning an alleged horizontal cartel between confectionery producers (the “A file”) and the other one

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Martin Favart, The Belgian Competition Authority finds breach of due process in confectionary cartel investigation (Ferrero), 7 April 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2011, Art. N° 41127

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