The Paris Administrative Court dismisses a damages action against members of the carbon and graphite cartel (SNCF)

Factual background In its decision C.38.359 - Electrical and mechanical carbon and graphite products of 3 December 2003 published on 28 April 2004 (the ‘Decision’), the Commission found that several undertakings participated in a single and continuous infringement of Art 81(1) EC (now Art 101(1) TFEU) and Art 53(1) EEA. The illegal behavior consisted in a sophisticated manipulation of the market regarding the main types of electrical and mechanical carbon and graphite products, including inter alia regular percentage price increases operated under a highly refined machinery of monitoring and actual implementation [1]. These findings were subsequently upheld by the EU courts with judgments of 8 October 2008 and 12 November 2009. On the basis of the above, Société nationale des chemins de

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Vasil Savov, The Paris Administrative Court dismisses a damages action against members of the carbon and graphite cartel (SNCF), 1 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2014, Art. N° 70042

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