ECJ Advocate General Wathelet renders an opinion endorsing limits to the EU Commission’s abilities to impose fines (InnoLux)

In Brief On 30 April 2015, Advocate General (AG) Wathelet gave his Opinion on an appeal brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) by InnoLux Corp. (InnoLux) concerning the European Commission’s liquid crystal display (LCD) panels cartel decision. AG Wathelet agreed with InnoLux that the Commission could not take into account turnover derived from the sale in the EEA of finished products incorporating the cartelised products (Transformed Products) in setting the fine. These Transformed Products (televisions and computer monitors) incorporated LCD panels that InnoLux had sold intra-group and incorporated outside the EEA. Background to the AG’s Opinion On 08 December 2010, the European Commission made an infringement Decision against InnoLux, amongst other

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Tony Woodgate, Ajit Kainth, ECJ Advocate General Wathelet renders an opinion endorsing limits to the EU Commission’s abilities to impose fines (InnoLux), 30 April 2015, e-Competitions April 2015, Art. N° 77146

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